Sue of the blog Daily Echo has been so kind to nominate Dear Kitty. Some blog for the Liebster Award.
Thank you so much for this kind gesture!
The rules of this award are:
Once you’ve been nominated, you have to post 11 things about yourself, answer 11 questions from the person who nominated you and pass it on. Choose 11 people to award, link to them, tell them about their nominations, and create 11 new questions for them.
Eleven things about myself:
1. Which posts attracted most visitors to my blog, ever since it moved to WordPress in December 2011?
Top Posts for all days ending 2013-04-20 (Summarized)
2. Where did visitors to my blog come from, ever since 25 February 2012, when WordPress Views by Country statistics started?
Top Views by Country for all days ending 2013-04-20 (Summarized)
3. Where did visitors to my blog come from, this week?
Top Views by Country for 7 days ending 2013-04-20 (Summarized)
|United Arab Emirates||18|
|Republic of Korea||17|
4. I have 6,850 blog posts in the category “Animals” so far.
5. Of these, 413 are in the subcategory Amphibians, 3,509 in Birds, 857 in Fish, 1,438 in Invertebrates, 2,175 in Mammals, and 1,042 in Reptiles.
6. I have 2,700 blog posts in my category Art.
7. Of these, 162 are in Architecture, 45 in Dancing, 574 in Film, 696 in Literature, 890 in Music, and 896 in Visual arts.
8. The top rated posts on my blog are:
- Stop whipping of raped Maldives girl
5/5 (8 votes)
- British painter David Mulholland
5/5 (7 votes)
- My readers, from where? From where not?
5/5 (6 votes)
- Eight hawfinches, siskins, jays at the cemetery
5/5 (5 votes)
- British Mammal Society photo competition
5/5 (5 votes)
- Canadian native children, a cruel history
5/5 (5 votes)
- Workers shot in Greece for protesting unpaid wages
5/5 (5 votes)
- Stop bee-killing pesticides, Dutch parliament says
5/5 (4 votes)
- Dutch Amsterdam feral parakeets
5/5 (4 votes)
9. I have neglected my blog roll, so it is not very complete.
10. Which search terms to find my blog did Internauts use this month?
Search Terms for 30 days ending 2013-04-20 (Summarized)
|sri lanka new spider||43|
|prostitution in bahrain||34|
|bishop john francis scandal||17|
|new spider species||17|
|archaeological coins of india||15|
|van gogh museum reopening||14|
|lady liuwa cubs||13|
|ortello business corporation||10|
11. Since my blog moved to WordPress in December 2011, there have been 198,073 views.
Sue’s eleven questions are:
1. When did you start to write?
At primary school.
2. What genre do you read most?
Books about birds.
3. What is top of your bucket list?
Going to Svalbard.
4. What is your favourite book? (Go on, pick one, hard as it is…)
The Price of My Soul, by Bernadette Devlin.
5. What landscape sings to your heart?
6. Are you a dog person or a cat person?
A bird person.
7. If you could go back in time to visit, where would you go?
To just before the Iraq war started, to prevent it from starting.
8. What makes you laugh?
Charlie Chaplin’s films.
9. Do you have a favourite quote?
“The great appear great to us, only because we are on our knees: LET US RISE.” By James Connolly. Written in 1897, but still very fitting in 2013.
10. What is your favourite time of year?
11. If time and money were no object, where would you most like to visit?
My eleven questions for my nominees are:
1. What is your favourite insect?
2. What do you think was your best blog post ever?
3. What do you think was your worst blog post ever?
4. Which blog post by you had most views?
5. In which city would you never want to live, and why?
6. What is your favourite kind of music?
7. Did you ever have a visitor to your blog from Greenland?
8. Did you ever have a visitor to your blog from Vatican City?
9. Did you ever have a visitor to your blog from San Marino?
10. Did you ever see an albatross?
11. Did you ever see a penguin (in the wild, not in a zoo)?
My nominees are:
2. Queen’s end
3. Calderdale Save Our Services
4. Hands Off Our Homes – Leeds
5. Lluís Bussé
6. The Adventures of Mrs. Darwin
8. Dishing it out with Clarissa
10. The Top 10 of Anything and Everything
- Very Inspiring Blogger Award, thanks Shaun! (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Versatile Blogger Award, thanks Tazein and Sue! (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Scrapping Wonders Liebster Award (scrappingwonders.com)
- Liebster Award – 11 Random Facts About Us (aweekoraweekend.com)
- Liebster Award (emmalmoore.wordpress.com)
- Most Influential Blogger Award, thanks oasien! (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- The Liebster Award (asanempokasghanaway.wordpress.com)
Thanks for the shout-out in related articles. Is that a WP plug-in or do you have to troll for these? Either way, it’s all good for our little blog 🙂 Enjoy your week or your weekend!
Hi, you can indeed find Related articles with the Zemanta option at WordPress on.
Thanks for your kind wishes!
How much traffic! That is amazing, and very well done to you. I am afraid I have already been nominated for it and attached it to my website, but I still am very grateful for you choosing me and a little bit honoured to have it again so I will follow the rules and pass it on. I hope this is OK.
Thanks for your kind words!
You don’t have to hurry, as the award is for helping bloggers, not for hurrying them 🙂
شكرا لك، خليل!
Thanks for the shout-out. It’s interesting how things become connected. I will check out your blog for sure.
Thank you! All the best for you and your blog!
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Thanks for naming me in your related articles. I’m impressed with your success. Keep moving forward. Blessings.
Thank you for this kind comment!
oh my God!
I had a severe forgetfulness towards you.
I received other awards but I’ve never picked up because I had to nominate other blogs.
I love you all and I can not choose
I give away the dreams, with photographs, your post, your availability.
It ‘s always an honor and a great pleasure to be in the thoughts of people, even if you do not know.
Thank you, thank you with all my heart!
a treasured embrace
Thanks so much, vento, for this kind and extensive comment!
The awards are only for helping bloggers, not for causing them any problems or making them do things which they dont like 🙂
Thank goodness you understand my thinking.
I adore all of them, you are a great community.
I’ll never have the pleasure of meeting through the web but you are a friend.
and this has great value “virtual” 🙂
Thank you for your kind words!
All the best for you, your photographs and your blog!
And kiss for you 🙂
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