Tag ‘You’re it’ Award, thanks Shaun!

Tag 'You're it' Award

Shaun of the Looking for reasoning to a complicated world blog has been so kind to nominate this blog for the Tag “You’re it” Award. Thank you for this generous gesture!

The rules of this award are:

1.  Post a picture of the award on your blog.

2.  Tagback the person who tagged you to let them know you’ve accepted the award.

3.  State 11 facts about yourself.

4.  Answer the 11 questions I’ve asked you.

5.  Tag the same amount of people as there are letters in your name [which means 8 in my case].

6.  Ask your OWN 11 questions to the people you’ve tagged.

7.  Contact the people you’ve tagged to let them know they’ve been tagged.

Eleven things about myself:

1. Ever since my blog moved to WordPress in December 2011, there have been 196,443 views.

2. This week, most views of my blog came from these countries:

Top Views by Country for 7 days ending 2013-04-18 (Summarized)

Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 1,575
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 740
Canada FlagCanada 347
Jamaica FlagJamaica 174
Australia FlagAustralia 171
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 114
India FlagIndia 101
Tunisia FlagTunisia 98
Greece FlagGreece 91
France FlagFrance 82
Sweden FlagSweden 76
Germany FlagGermany 71
New Zealand FlagNew Zealand 53
Ireland FlagIreland 46
Romania FlagRomania 43
Belgium FlagBelgium 35
Philippines FlagPhilippines 31
Armenia FlagArmenia 31
Norway FlagNorway 30
Spain FlagSpain 30
Finland FlagFinland 29
South Africa FlagSouth Africa 26
Singapore FlagSingapore 26
Bahrain FlagBahrain 24
Switzerland FlagSwitzerland 21
Thailand FlagThailand 20
Indonesia FlagIndonesia 20
Denmark FlagDenmark 20
Japan FlagJapan 19
United Arab Emirates FlagUnited Arab Emirates 18
Saudi Arabia FlagSaudi Arabia 18
Poland FlagPoland 17
Kenya FlagKenya 16
Russian Federation FlagRussian Federation 15
Pakistan FlagPakistan 14
Hungary FlagHungary 14
Malaysia FlagMalaysia 12
Egypt FlagEgypt 12

3. This week, the favourite posts at my blog were:

Top Posts for 7 days ending 2013-04-18 (Summarized)

Title Views
Home page / Archives 644
Big new spider species discovery in Sri Lanka 336
BBC censors Wizard of Oz ‘anti-Thatcher’ song 69
WordPress Family Award, thank you idealisticrebel! 62
About 57
Most Influential Blogger Award, thanks oasien! 56
Bahraini king’s sexual harassment of Lebanese singer 47
Bahrain dictatorship attacks woman 43
Canada goose drives away gorilla, video 40
Poisonous caterpillars infest Spurn Point in England 35
New ancient Egyptian discoveries 29
Boston marathon bomb tragedy, and media rush to judgment 29
Lady Thatcher’s expensive militarist funeral 29
Good Indian lion news 27
Lesser Antillean iguana in danger 26
Frequently asked questions 26
British Thatcher fans mistake satirical song for tribute 26
Stop whipping of raped Maldives girl 26
Blue supergiant star discovered 25
Zambian lioness Lady Liuwa update 25
Bee-killing Bayer’s secrets revealed 25

4. Which sites referred most to my blog this week?

Referrers for 7 days ending 2013-04-18 (Summarized)

Referrer Views
Search Engines 1,690
WordPress.com Reader 178
Google 161
google.co.uk 89
mail.yahoo.com 51
topix.com 50
WordPress Dashboard 45
google.ca 33
Facebook 25
Twitter 22
google.co.in 21

5. On which links to other sites on my blog did people click most this week?

Clicks for 7 days ending 2013-04-18 (Summarized)

URL Clicks
en.wikipedia.org 41
r.zemanta.com 11
morningstaronline.co.uk 6
independent.co.uk 6

6. Which search terms did people use this week to get to my blog?

Search Terms for 7 days ending 2013-04-18 (Summarized)

Search Views
sri lanka new spider 35
archaeological coins of india 15
iguana 14
poisonous caterpillars 13
watergate scandal 9
new spider sri lanka 7
gorilla and goose 6
new spider species 6
how old is lady marge osprey 5
robins 5
new spider species sri lanka 5
bishop john francis scandal 5
ancestors of narwhals 5
prostitution in bahrain 4

7. The most popular topics on Dear Kitty. Some blog are:

Topic Views
Environment 1,143
Economic, social, trade union, etc. 866
Biology 862
Human rights 702
Invertebrates 543
UK 451
Mammals 421
Crime 370
Birds 353

If you tag your posts effectively, this panel will show you which topics get the most traffic. Snapshot generated from your top posts over the past week.

8. 1,072 people follow this blog.

9. 101 people follow a comment on this blog.

10. Of the 1,072 people subscribing to this blog, 12 do so by Email, the others by WordPress.com.

11. Recently, most comments at my blog have been by:

prayingforoneday 44
oasien 38
BeWithUs 24
2embracethelight 21
narhvalur 16
valeriedavies 15

My answers to Shaun’s 11 questions:

1. Favourite movie?

Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore.

2. Favourite song?

Edwin Starr’s song War (lyrics are here).

3. Where would you go, in another part of the world if you could?

The Antarctic.

4. Stuck on a desert Island, who would you pick, You can pick ANYONE!! ?

A good sailor who would know how to signal passing ships about our being shipwrecked 🙂

5. Where were you born?

In a hospital.

6. What do you hate about your country?

The weather. As Mark Twain used to say: “We all grumble about the weather, but” (dramatic pause) “–but–but nothing is done about it.” 🙂

7. What do you love about your country?

The birds.

8 What is your least favourite Jackson 5 (As a group at the time)?

I must confess I am not an expert on this. The Jackson Five disbanded in 1990, so that was 23 years ago.

9. What food would you not eat?

Chicken. We used to have chickens behind the house when I was small.

10. Does getting awards make you want to kill yourself, or do you like them?

I like them, though it sometimes takes time before I will blog about them 🙂

11. What do you think of Uncle Shaun? :-) I am uncle Shaun.

A really interesting blogger 🙂

My own 11 questions to my nominees:

1. Which politician, no longer alive, do you dislike most?

2. Which politician, still alive, do you dislike most?

3. If you would be a musician, in which orchestra, band etc. would you like to play?

4. Which person is a special inspiration to you?

5. If WordPress would close down, would you stop blogging?

6. If you would have to move your blog from WordPress, where would you move it to, to continue blogging?

7. Which blog was the main inspiration for you to start a blog of your own?

8. About which web site you would not regret it if it would close down?

9. What is your favourite reptile or amphibian?

10. What is your favourite book?

11. What is your favourite Internet site?

My 8 nominees are:

1. Art Instruction Travel Events

2. Enchantments of a beautiful mind

3. Jumbled writer

4. Sha’s Random Thoughts…

5. Tazein of transcendingbordersblog

6. CIGUDEG pleis bilong tu mi

7. bearspawprint

8. Literature And Culture

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