Liebster Award, thanks Morrighan!


Liebster Award

Morrighan has chosen to nominate me for the Liebster Award!

I really appreciate these awards. It makes me feel a part of things here at WordPress.

The rules are: publicly thank the person that nominated you; then, tell 11 things about yourself. Then, answer the 11 questions asked of you, and, in turn, make 11 questions for your own 11 nominees. Link to those 11 nominees, and tell them about it at their blogs.

So, a huge THANK YOU goes to Morrighan, of The Enchanted Solitaire blog. Her blog posts deal with many interesting subjects, from injustice in prisons to religion to animals to Valentine’s Day.

Morrighan’s questions are:

1. Describe yourself in eleven words.

Newshound, birdwatcher, traveler, pro peace, pro animals, pro justice, pro science.

2. What’s your favourite way to relax?

Looking at what happens in a beautiful natural area.

3. What does the term ‘witch’ mean to you?

As Morrighan already said: “That’s a hard one, it can mean many things to many different people.” Novelist Roald Dahl claims witches are from Norway and want to kill all children. Quite some people hearing the word “witch” imagine a woman with the ability to turn a frog into a prince (or the other way around). A few centuries ago, many women and also quite some men were persecuted cruelly for imaginary accusations of “witchcraft”. Sometimes, this still happens. Very few of the self-described witches of today would recognize themselves in these depictions.

4. There is the last slice of cake at a tea party, do you take it?

Yes, if no one else wants it; and if I have not eaten enough cake already.

5. What’s your favourite hot beverage?

Cocoa.

6. What is your witchy/pagan/occult speciality?

Like Morrighan: “I really don’t think I have a speciality.”

7. Name something that made you laugh so much you cried.

Anton Chekhov’s short plays.

8. Favourite food?

Fruit salad.

9. Favourite perfume?

4711.

10. Favourite film?

Fahrenheit 9/11.

11. If you could be anyone from history, who would you be and why?

President George W Bush of the USA. Then, unlike the real George W Bush, I would not start the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

11 things about me:

1. The blog posts with most followers on my blog are:

Post Followers
About 7
Long-tailed tits, owls, and flowers 2
Spanish king unwelcome, town says 2
French, Greek voters reject austerity 2
Very Inspiring Blogger Award, thank you Maria de Suède! 2
Blog of the Year 2012 award, thanks waji! 2
São Tomé birds threatened by palm oil 2

2. At the moment, 195 of my blog posts have followers.

3. Where did the visitors of Dear Kitty. Some blog come from this week? Thank you everyone, from wherever you are!

Top Views by Country for 7 days ending 2013-02-20 (Summarized)

Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 1,331
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 454
Canada FlagCanada 219
Australia FlagAustralia 142
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 131
Bahrain FlagBahrain 120
Jamaica FlagJamaica 93
Romania FlagRomania 78
Greece FlagGreece 67
Germany FlagGermany 63
France FlagFrance 61
India FlagIndia 55
New Zealand FlagNew Zealand 45
Singapore FlagSingapore 36
Spain FlagSpain 33
Ireland FlagIreland 32
Indonesia FlagIndonesia 32
Italy FlagItaly 29
Bulgaria FlagBulgaria 28
Philippines FlagPhilippines 26
Brazil FlagBrazil 24
Armenia FlagArmenia 21
Saudi Arabia FlagSaudi Arabia 21
Norway FlagNorway 17
Turkey FlagTurkey 16
Belgium FlagBelgium 16
Mexico FlagMexico 16
Hong Kong FlagHong Kong 14
Sweden FlagSweden 14
Thailand FlagThailand 13
Serbia FlagSerbia 13
Argentina FlagArgentina 12
Egypt FlagEgypt 12
Morocco FlagMorocco 12
South Africa FlagSouth Africa 11
Venezuela FlagVenezuela 10
Lebanon FlagLebanon 10
Pakistan FlagPakistan 10
Benin FlagBenin 10
Poland FlagPoland 9
Denmark FlagDenmark 9
Japan FlagJapan 9
Finland FlagFinland 9
United Arab Emirates FlagUnited Arab Emirates 9
Russian Federation FlagRussian Federation 7
Ecuador FlagEcuador 7
Jordan FlagJordan 7
Austria FlagAustria 7
Malaysia FlagMalaysia 7
Switzerland FlagSwitzerland 6
Croatia FlagCroatia 6
Portugal FlagPortugal 6
Yemen FlagYemen 5
Taiwan, Province of China FlagTaiwan 5
Hungary FlagHungary 5
Korea, Republic of FlagRepublic of Korea 5
Cambodia FlagCambodia 4
Bolivia FlagBolivia 4
Estonia FlagEstonia 4
Georgia FlagGeorgia 4
Sri Lanka FlagSri Lanka 4
Oman FlagOman 4
Sudan FlagSudan 4
Cyprus FlagCyprus 3
Bangladesh FlagBangladesh 3
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Czech Republic FlagCzech Republic 3
Chile FlagChile 3
Algeria FlagAlgeria 3
Israel FlagIsrael 3
Ukraine FlagUkraine 3
Colombia FlagColombia 3
Nigeria FlagNigeria 3
Tanzania, United Republic of FlagUnited Republic of Tanzania 2
Kuwait FlagKuwait 2
Tunisia FlagTunisia 2
Slovenia FlagSlovenia 2
Viet Nam FlagViet Nam 2
Kenya FlagKenya 2
Malta FlagMalta 2

4. This week, the most popular posts and pages on my blog were:

Top Posts for 7 days ending 2013-02-20 (Summarized)

Title Views
Home page / Archives 544
British Thatcher aide accused of child abuse 95
Bahrain dictatorship kills boy Hussein al-Jaziri 87
Versatile Blogger Award, thank you TheGirl! 75
Bahraini king’s sexual harassment of Lebanese singer 54
About 54
Bahrain regime kills teenager 48
USA: ancient Egyptian sarcophagus as corporate boss’ plaything 45
Nestlé horse meat scandal 44
Zambian lioness Lady Liuwa update 33
Irish workers defrauded by bankers 32
Love poetry on the Internet 31
New Indonesian owl species discovery 30
War on United States whistleblowers, film 29
Saving English woodland birds 28
Thai women’s escape from Bahraini forced prostitution 26
Awards 25
Liebster Award, thank you Barbara! 25
United States incomes become more unequal 24
French neonazi fuehrer at Cambridge university 24
Britain, North Korea and Mali 23
Marsh tits, parakeets, starlings and sanderlings 22
First godwits, redshank of 2013 22
Dutch horse meat scandal update 22
World’s oldest cheese discovery in Poland 22
African penguin’s thirtieth birthday 20
Frequently asked questions 20
Colombian amphibian discoveries, good and bad 20
Rare yellow-billed loon in the Netherlands 20
Horse meat scandal previous history 20
Galapagos islands: why Darwin’s finches differ in beak size 19
Chekhov’s short plays on stage 19
Red fox den webcam 19
United States women’s movement history 18
International Pangolin Day, 16 February 18
British moles in history 17
British people condemn Iraq war 16
Horse meat scandal in context 16
Nineteenth-century British medicine and graverobbing 16
Wildlife art festival in California 16
New Zealand shore plovers in trouble 15
Tourists’ whale shark photos help scientists 15
Birds help lichen grow 15
Arabian peninsula biodiversity 15
Hurricane Sandy in America, a ‘Frankenstorm’? 15
Horse drug bute in human food chain 14
New frog species discovery in Brazil 14
Coral-destroying starfish research 14
Afghan women march against violence 14
Song about murderer Breivik, video 13
British army insults fallen soldiers for Bahrain dictatorship’s bribe 13
Irish anti-austerity fight 13
Britain: Tony Blair’s own Watergate scandal 13
Plants etc. in the botanical gardens 13
Very Inspiring Blogger Award, thanks Arlen! 12
Günter Grass poem on Greece and austerity, English translation 12
Japanese whaling costs much taxpayers’ money 12
No Valentine’s Day under Bahrain dictatorship 12
European, African, Asian birds spring migration 12
Dutch banks invest in nuclear weapons 12
Internet, for the urban rich only? 12
Valuable sperm whale vomit discovered by small boy 11
Oman workers on strike 11
New African monkey species discovered 11
Holocaust survivor on French neo-fascism 11
Bulgarian red-breasted geese in danger 11
Ghanaian women’s forced prostitution in Bahrain 11
Canada: many dinosaur bones found 10
Spanish government corruption scandal deepens 10
British sculptor Bob Dawson dies 10
War from Syria to the Caucasus? 10
British women’s pay discrimination 10
Guides to spiders, birds, and plants of Israel on the Internet 10
HSBC bank in new crime scandal 10
Kim Kardashian and Bahrain human rights violations 10
Armenian leopards update 10
Scotland: giant centipede, crocodile, and other fossils brought back to life 10

5. From which sites did visitors come this week?

Referrers for 7 days ending 2013-02-20 (Summarized)

Referrer Views
Search Engines 1,186
WordPress.com 200
topix.com 115
mail.yahoo.com 99
Google 88
WordPress Dashboard 27
2012indyinfo.com 25
en.gravatar.com/petrel41 22
google.co.uk 20
Facebook 14
Twitter 12
mail.live.com 8
bellnight.wordpress.com 7
feedmenewsnow.tumblr.com/post/43030830368/dutch-banks-invest-in-nuclear-weapons 6
twingly.com 5
4writersandreaders.com 5

6. What search terms did visitors of my blog search this week?

Search Terms for 7 days ending 2013-02-20 (Summarized)

who is the former tory minister accused of child abuse 20
worlds oldest cheese poland 19
charles darwin finches 8
censorship in qatar 7
who is the cabinet minister accused of child abuse 6
ex tory accused 6
prostitution in bahrain 6

7. 884 people have subscribed so far to my blog. They are

8. It is cold, but sunny, today, and I will be out soon for some shopping.

9. In my blog, there are 301 posts in the category Humour.

10. There are 857 posts in the category Music.

11. And 871 posts in the category Visual arts.

And now, my eleven nominees; in no particular order.

1. Dutch Guyana

2. Hollis Plample

3. Melinda Foshat

4. Cristian V. Photography

5. Lou’s Labyrinth

6. BunnyandPorkBelly

7. Where the Dolphins Swim

8. In Between The Speakers a music blog, including reviews, playlists and interviews

9. Yaakov’s Art

10. 101 words in 1 photo

11. Doron Art

My eleven new questions for my nominees are:

1. Which is the first blog you ever read? Does it still exist?

2. Which type of computer did you use, the first time ever you used a computer?

3. Which computer program was that?

4. Which is your favourite computer game?

5. Which is your favourite computer program?

6. Which is your favourite photo subject?

7. Which city, province, state or country where you have never been to would you like to visit? Why?

8. Is there any city, province, state or country in which you would never want to live? If so, which one? Why?

9. What is/was your favourite subject at school?

10. What is your favourite painting?

11. What is your favourite sculpture?

Liebster Award

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