Very Inspiring Blogger Award, thanks Bette!

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

This blog was nominated on April 25, 2013 by Bette A. Stevens, Children’s Author, for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.

First of all, I would like to thank Bette A. Stevens of the blog 4writersandreaders for this gracious nomination. Please, check out her awesome literary blog.

The Very inspiring Blogger Award rules are as follows:

  • Display the award on your blog
  • Link back to the person who nominated you
  • State 7 things about yourself
  • Nominate 15 bloggers, link to them, and notify them about their nominations

Seven things about myself:

1. Where did visitors to my blog come from today, so far?

Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 74
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 59
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 49
Australia FlagAustralia 14
Canada FlagCanada 12
Tunisia FlagTunisia 11
Germany FlagGermany 8
India FlagIndia 7
Malaysia FlagMalaysia 4
Singapore FlagSingapore 3
New Zealand FlagNew Zealand 3
Bahrain FlagBahrain 3
Philippines FlagPhilippines 3

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

Top Views by Country for 7 days ending 2013-05-05 (Summarized)

Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 1,222
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 414
Canada FlagCanada 238
Jamaica FlagJamaica 131
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 121
Australia FlagAustralia 102
France FlagFrance 88
India FlagIndia 87
Greece FlagGreece 72
Germany FlagGermany 69
Tunisia FlagTunisia 59
Ireland FlagIreland 49
Italy FlagItaly 33
New Zealand FlagNew Zealand 32
Indonesia FlagIndonesia 32
Singapore FlagSingapore 30
Brazil FlagBrazil 29
Sweden FlagSweden 28
Philippines FlagPhilippines 25
Spain FlagSpain 23
South Africa FlagSouth Africa 22
Belgium FlagBelgium 21
Bahrain FlagBahrain 19
Saudi Arabia FlagSaudi Arabia 18
Malta FlagMalta 16
Malaysia FlagMalaysia 15
Armenia FlagArmenia 13
Israel FlagIsrael 13
Finland FlagFinland 12
Poland FlagPoland 12
Switzerland FlagSwitzerland 10
Japan FlagJapan 10
Denmark FlagDenmark 10
Korea, Republic of FlagRepublic of Korea 9
United Arab Emirates FlagUnited Arab Emirates 9
Portugal FlagPortugal 9
Thailand FlagThailand 9
Lebanon FlagLebanon 8
Romania FlagRomania 8
Argentina FlagArgentina 7
Czech Republic FlagCzech Republic 7
Hungary FlagHungary 7
Slovenia FlagSlovenia 7
Russian Federation FlagRussian Federation 6
Norway FlagNorway 6
Turkey FlagTurkey 6
Taiwan, Province of China FlagTaiwan 6
Viet Nam FlagViet Nam 6
Pakistan FlagPakistan 5
Luxembourg FlagLuxembourg 5
Kenya FlagKenya 5
Cyprus FlagCyprus 5
Venezuela FlagVenezuela 5

3. Which posts on my blog were most popular this week?

Top Posts for 7 days ending 2013-05-05 (Summarized)

Title Views
Home page / Archives 544
Big new spider species discovery in Sri Lanka 72
Zambian lioness Lady Liuwa update 49
Most Influential Blogger Award, thanks Joe! 40
About 40
Poisonous caterpillars infest Spurn Point in England 36
Bahraini king’s sexual harassment of Lebanese singer 34
New Dutch king, coronation and opposition 30
Dutch princess’ father’s Argentine criminal indiction 30
Britain: Tony Blair’s own Watergate scandal 29
Awards 28
Save Ireland’s forests 26
US singer David Rovics concert in England 25
Günter Grass poem on Greece and austerity, English translation 25
Lesser Antillean iguana in danger 25
Grasshopper warbler and black-necked grebes again 24
April, record number of visitors to this blog 24
Bumblebee, wheatears, and lizard 24
UAE princely hunters threaten Tanzanian people and wildlife 23
Scotland against bedroom tax 22
WordPress Family Award, thanks Ajaytao 2010 and oasien! 22

4. These services have been used most often to share posts on my site:

Name Shares
Twitter 1520
Facebook 499
Press This 107
Tumblr 81
Pinterest 27
LinkedIn 26
StumbleUpon 20
Reddit 17
Digg 16
Email 12

5. These posts on my site got the most shares:

Title Shares
Günter Grass poem on Greece and austerity, English translation 22
Noam Chomsky on Obama, Romney 19
Dutch war crimes in Indonesia, photos 14
Stop United States wolf killing 12
Monsanto kills monarch butterflies 10
Kemp’s ridley turtle saved in the USA 10
New mouse lemur species discoveries in Madagascar 9
Stop Monsanto corporate food power grab, petition 8
British anti-nuclear weapons demonstration 8
German Kentish plover in England 8
Two new lizard species discovered in Peru 8
Antarctic explorer Scott’s last letter published at last 8
British cuckoos’ Sahara spring migration 8
British government imposes more taxes on poor people 8
Stop whipping of raped Maldives girl 8
Dinosaur age bird discovery 8
Northern light in Alaska, video 8
Joint Strike Fighter billion-dollar failure 8
Trophy hunting banned in Botswana and Zambia 8
Saudi fight for women’s rights 8
Saving Canadian turtles’ lives 8
Italian far Right money-laundering scandal 8

6. Which Gravatars were clicked most on my blog?

Clicks for all days ending 2013-05-05 (Summarized) 85 64 23 23 20 19 18 16 16 15 14 13 13 11 11 11

7. Which English Wikipedia articles were clicked most on my blog? 23 20 12 12 12 12 11 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 7 7 7

My fifteen nominees are:

1. Happy Kittens: World of opinions, cats, and love

2. Flowery Prose

3. dawnofthegreeks

4. ♥ One Thousand And One Illegal Dreams ♥ Sparkle & Love ♥


6. Dr Bill Wooten

7. TayexSoyHermoso

8. everyphototunity


10. Living and Lovin

11. “R”HubBlog

12. The Linden Chronicles

13. Serenity’s Musings

14. cancerkillingrecipe

15. antilandscaper


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  6. Hi there…well…I am embarrassed! Have been going around checking that all the dots are dotted and checking things twice…and noted that I never completed the prestigous Very inspiring Blogger Award criteria!! Last year was pretty much taken up with healing from the coronary artery bypass…but I survived and am back in the saddle here!! Question about posting the award on the site…I linked it back to the link that you had sent to me which links to the Versatile Blogger page here…is that OK? Should I link it to your site at Dear Kitty 1 instead? If you could be so kind to go to and check on the right side underneath the “gallery” to make sure that is where you want the link, I would appreciate it!! Meanwhile, I will get to work on the blog post and choose 15 worthy bloggers to also award. Can I award you back? Oh…also, I don’t know if your name is really Dear Kitty…but would like to use your actual name when posting if that is OK…just let me know what that is and the other links that you would like me to add. Thanks so much and so sorry for the extended time it has taken me to respond!! Take care! (Also, I don’t know how to do the pingback if you could give me a pointer.) Thanks!


    • Good to hear that your health has been restored, Patrick! Your site is

      You are welcome to nominate any blogs you want, including mine at 🙂

      You can use the name petrel41.

      About pingbacks: in principle I think they should be automatical, if the other site to which you link has no moderation for one’s comments.

      All my best wishes for you and your blog!


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