Liebster Award, thank you Sue!

Liebster Award

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)

Home page / Archives 32,074
British Thatcher aide accused of child abuse 5,764
After 35 years, wounds of Vietnamese napalm girl Kim Phuc still hurt 2,224
About 1,742
Boy raped by priest, then castrated 1,609
Günter Grass poem on Greece and austerity, English translation 1,543
Bahraini king’s sexual harassment of Lebanese singer 1,373
Thatcher’s Downing Street child abuse scandal 1,015
Long-tailed tits, owls, and flowers 866
Stop whipping of raped Maldives girl 798
Thai women’s escape from Bahraini forced prostitution 773
New African monkey species discovered 741
Dinosaur discovery in France 688
BBC: Pope Ratzinger ‘covered up paedophile priests scandals’. Like US Republicans 680
Zambian lioness Lady Liuwa update 634
Britain: Tony Blair’s own Watergate scandal 629
Will US soldier escape punishment for rape of Dutch girl? 583
Scotland: giant centipede, crocodile, and other fossils brought back to life 582
Dutch war crimes in Indonesia, photos 557
Blog of the Year 2012 award, thanks dogdaz! 555
USA: ancient Egyptian sarcophagus as corporate boss’ plaything 550
King of Spain, elephant killer, petition 518
Pompeii: ancient Roman brothel restored. Roman plants 517
Galapagos islands: why Darwin’s finches differ in beak size 475
Big new spider species discovery in Sri Lanka 464
Donald Trump’s sons butcher African elephants (?) 456
Tony Blair got rich from Iraq war 416
Brigitte Bardot’s Islamophobia and anti-Semitism 414
Georgian prison sexual abuse 410
New Zealand rare whale discovery 398
Dutch Romantic paintings and African mats 381

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)

Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 66,584
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 29,138
Canada FlagCanada 10,728
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 7,994
Greece FlagGreece 5,693
Australia FlagAustralia 4,936
India FlagIndia 4,831
Romania FlagRomania 4,207
Germany FlagGermany 3,591
France FlagFrance 3,154
Jamaica FlagJamaica 2,654
New Zealand FlagNew Zealand 2,359
Sweden FlagSweden 2,226
Italy FlagItaly 2,125
Belgium FlagBelgium 2,089
Spain FlagSpain 1,829
Philippines FlagPhilippines 1,711
Armenia FlagArmenia 1,689
Singapore FlagSingapore 1,596
Indonesia FlagIndonesia 1,322
Ireland FlagIreland 1,321
Bahrain FlagBahrain 1,080
Saudi Arabia FlagSaudi Arabia 1,040
Brazil FlagBrazil 1,038

3. Where did visitors to my blog come from, this week?

Top Views by Country for 7 days ending 2013-04-20 (Summarized)

Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 1,631
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 705
Canada FlagCanada 371
Jamaica FlagJamaica 170
Australia FlagAustralia 156
Tunisia FlagTunisia 139
India FlagIndia 118
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 98
Greece FlagGreece 97
Sweden FlagSweden 93
Germany FlagGermany 79
France FlagFrance 73
New Zealand FlagNew Zealand 46
Spain FlagSpain 43
Armenia FlagArmenia 38
Belgium FlagBelgium 37
Ireland FlagIreland 34
Norway FlagNorway 34
Singapore FlagSingapore 33
Indonesia FlagIndonesia 31
Philippines FlagPhilippines 28
Romania FlagRomania 27
Saudi Arabia FlagSaudi Arabia 23
South Africa FlagSouth Africa 23
Denmark FlagDenmark 21
Japan FlagJapan 21
Brazil FlagBrazil 21
Bahrain FlagBahrain 20
Poland FlagPoland 20
Thailand FlagThailand 19
United Arab Emirates FlagUnited Arab Emirates 18
Pakistan FlagPakistan 18
Italy FlagItaly 17
Korea, Republic of FlagRepublic of Korea 17
Switzerland FlagSwitzerland 16
Bangladesh FlagBangladesh 15
Kenya FlagKenya 15

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:

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)

Search Views
iguana 50
maldives whipping 47
sri lanka new spider 43
prostitution in bahrain 34
poisonous caterpillars 31
watergate scandal 29
lady liuwa 27
caterpillars 18
bishop john francis scandal 17
new spider species 17
bahrain prostitution 16
archaeological coins of india 15
van gogh museum reopening 14
dinosaur bones 13
great egret 13
lady liuwa cubs 13
unusual birds 12
egrets birds 10
ambergris texel 10
ortello business corporation 10
wetland animals 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?

Socotra island.

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:

1. jmgoyder

2. Queen’s end

3. Calderdale Save Our Services

4. Hands Off Our Homes – Leeds

5. Lluís Bussé

6. The Adventures of Mrs. Darwin

7. Rashid’s Blog

8. Dishing it out with Clarissa

9. SzimiStyle Birding

10. The Top 10 of Anything and Everything

11. sempreventophoto’S

21 thoughts on “Liebster Award, thank you Sue!

  1. 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.


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  4. oh my God!
    I had a severe forgetfulness towards you.
    Forgive me.
    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


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