Shine On Award, thanks thegiggleofacucumber and porannarosa!

Shine On Award

Thank you, thegiggleofacucumber, of the blog necessary question marks, and thank you, porannarosa of the blog Sinus Roris ~ poetry&art by porannarosa, for nominating Dear Kitty. Some blog for the “Shine on award”!


1. Display the award logo on your blog.

2. Link back to the person who nominated you.

3. State 7 things about yourself

4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.

5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award requirements.

Seven things about me:

1. Earlier this month, I saw beautiful birds and other wildlife in Arctic Svalbard. I have started to publish the blog posts about that here.

2. From where did visits to my blog come this week?

Top Views by Country for 7 days ending 2013-06-18 (Summarized)

Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 1,261
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 492
Canada FlagCanada 204
Jamaica FlagJamaica 133
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 131
India FlagIndia 127
Australia FlagAustralia 123
Germany FlagGermany 78
Romania FlagRomania 63
Tunisia FlagTunisia 63
Poland FlagPoland 58
France FlagFrance 51
Greece FlagGreece 50
New Zealand FlagNew Zealand 49
Ireland FlagIreland 48
Spain FlagSpain 42
Italy FlagItaly 39
Norway FlagNorway 37
Philippines FlagPhilippines 35
Sweden FlagSweden 32
Malaysia FlagMalaysia 30
United Arab Emirates FlagUnited Arab Emirates 25
Belgium FlagBelgium 24
Indonesia FlagIndonesia 24
Armenia FlagArmenia 22
Singapore FlagSingapore 20
Finland FlagFinland 19
Saudi Arabia FlagSaudi Arabia 18
Brazil FlagBrazil 17
Pakistan FlagPakistan 17
South Africa FlagSouth Africa 16
Argentina FlagArgentina 15
Japan FlagJapan 14
Bahrain FlagBahrain 14
Austria FlagAustria 13
Turkey FlagTurkey 13
Israel FlagIsrael 13
Mexico FlagMexico 11
Hong Kong FlagHong Kong 11
Denmark FlagDenmark 11
Venezuela FlagVenezuela 10

3. Only one visit to my blog this week came from these countries:

Zambia FlagZambia 1
Bolivia FlagBolivia 1
Ukraine FlagUkraine 1
Lithuania FlagLithuania 1
Zimbabwe FlagZimbabwe 1
Guyana FlagGuyana 1
Panama FlagPanama 1
Burkina Faso FlagBurkina Faso 1
Jordan FlagJordan 1
Trinidad and Tobago FlagTrinidad and Tobago 1
Anguilla FlagAnguilla 1
Kenya FlagKenya 1
Ghana FlagGhana 1
Cyprus FlagCyprus 1
Cape Verde FlagCape Verde 1
Fiji FlagFiji 1
Guadeloupe FlagGuadeloupe 1
Paraguay FlagParaguay 1
Mongolia FlagMongolia 1
Estonia FlagEstonia 1
Namibia FlagNamibia 1
Malta FlagMalta 1
Cayman Islands FlagCayman Islands 1
Tonga FlagTonga 1
Afghanistan FlagAfghanistan 1
Ecuador FlagEcuador 1
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of FlagMacedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic 1

4. Which blog posts attracted most visits this week?

Top Posts for 7 days ending 2013-06-18 (Summarized)

Title Views
Home page / Archives 535
JPMorgan bank advocates dictatorship 91
Bahraini king’s sexual harassment of Lebanese singer 84
Poisonous caterpillars infest Spurn Point in England 58
Super Sweet Blogger Award, thanks Tazein! 53
Support spying scandal whistleblower Edward Snowden, by Avaaz 52
About 45
Sunshine Award, thanks chandanimane! 44
Monsanto’s Roundup damages human health 35
Bronzino painting restored after prude censorship 34
Spitsbergen Arctic fox, eider ducks, snow buntings 33
Zambian lioness Lady Liuwa update 33
Svalbard coal mining 33
Rupert Murdoch divorcing 32
Will US soldier escape punishment for rape of Dutch girl? 29
Awesome Blog Content Award, thanks Khalil! 26
Spitsbergen ptarmigan, and hunting 26
Svalbard phalaropes, snow buntings, and king eiders 25
To Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Arctic 23
Painters in early twentieth century Indonesia 23
Svalbard ptarmigans love story 22
Lesser Antillean iguana in danger 22
British police steals homeless people’s sleeping bags and food 22
Awards 22
Most hated animals top 50 21
Bittern, avocet chick, butterflies 20
Greek governmental censorship and neo-nazism 20
Svalbard red-throated divers and long-tailed ducks 20
Turkish governmental media censorship 19
World poetry festival in Venezuela 19
French nazis kill teenager 18
Svalbard Jurassic giant reptiles, other fossils 18
Greeks fight governmental media censorship 18
Fukushima disaster survivors abused by ‘helping’ bureaucrat 17
Bahrain torture false confession, video 16
Curaçao anti-colonial, anti-corruption politician murdered 16
British science museums threatened 15
Massacre in NATO’s ‘new’ Libya 15
Greek government crackdown on immigrants 15
California birds and beetles video 14
Spitsbergen songbirds 14
Buzzard feeding on roe deer, video 13
Mesembryanthemum flowers unfolding, video 13
Anti-bird killing conference in Tunisia 13
Ghanaian women’s forced prostitution in Bahrain 13
Snow buntings in Spitsbergen 13
Svalbard black guillemots and fulmars 12
Young black-headed gulls learn to fly 12
British government spied on allies at G20 summit 12
Kestrel and great egrets 12
Frequently asked questions 12
Shine On Award, thanks Giovanna! 12

5. Which of the tags and categories of my blog attracted most visits?

  • Most popular topics you’ve written about
Topic Views
Human rights 686
Environment 679
Economic, social, trade union, etc. 585
Birds 458
Crime 333
Netherlands 305
travel 277
Biology 271
Svalbard, Spitsbergen birds 265

6. Which commenters commented most on my blog?

Commenter Comments
oasien 28
Clanmother 24
oxtapus 22
Jueseppi B. 14
valeriedavies 13
tazeinmirzasaad 12

* Based on the 1000 most recent comments.

7. Which referrers referred most to my blog this week?

Referrers for 7 days ending 2013-06-18 (Summarized)

Referrer Views
Search Engines 1,385 Reader 169
WordPress Dashboard 68 59 48 35 25
Facebook 24
Twitter 15 14 8 7 6 6 5 5 4

My 15 nominees are:

1. Gracie Binoya Photography

2. kmushbeauty

3. SoundEagle

4. Ann Novek–With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors

5. Ottoman Dandy

6. Add Your Piece of History

7. Anacephalaeosis

8. Common Sense in an uncommon world

9. John North

10. Mike Howe – Music Through Heart and Hands

11. Blessed with a Star on the Forehead

12. Inspirational Pictures

13. skpfoto

14. startachim blog

15. baconandjackrussells

16 thoughts on “Shine On Award, thanks thegiggleofacucumber and porannarosa!

  1. Hello! Thank you for including me in your nominations. For a new blogger like me, that is very well appreciated. You made my day.

    As I am new to all this, can you please let me know what to do about this? Do I attach the shine on picture, and nominate 15 other bloggers and also 7 things about myself?

    Is this something that we ‘win’ or is the nomination a form of win already? 🙂


  2. Pingback: Shine On ! | baconandjackrussells

  3. Pingback: Shine On Award, thanks Mush! | Dear Kitty. Some blog

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