Very Inspiring Blogger Award, thanks Tazein!

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

After all the bloggers who were so kind to nominate Dear Kitty. Some blog for awards, now another award.

Thank you so very much, Tazein of transcendingbordersblog, for nominating my blog for the Very Inspiring Blogger award!

The rules are to thank and link back to the blogger who has nominated you, then post the award logo to your blog, write a post on the nomination and nominate 15 other very inspiring bloggers. Notify them; and tell 7 things about yourself.

Seven things about myself:

1. Where did visits to my blog mainly come from today so far?

Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 52
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 15
Canada FlagCanada 14
Tunisia FlagTunisia 12
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 10
Australia FlagAustralia 8
India FlagIndia 8
Philippines FlagPhilippines 7
South Africa FlagSouth Africa 6
France FlagFrance 5
Bahrain FlagBahrain 4
Germany FlagGermany 4
Singapore FlagSingapore 4

2. Where did visits to my blog mainly come from, ever since February 25, 2012, when WordPress statistics about that started?

Top Views by Country for all days ending 2013-06-20 (Summarized)

Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 78,906
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 33,892
Canada FlagCanada 13,274
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 9,189
Greece FlagGreece 6,547
Australia FlagAustralia 6,195
India FlagIndia 5,840
Romania FlagRomania 4,699
Germany FlagGermany 4,509
Jamaica FlagJamaica 3,956
France FlagFrance 3,934
New Zealand FlagNew Zealand 2,793
Sweden FlagSweden 2,569
Italy FlagItaly 2,511
Belgium FlagBelgium 2,423
Spain FlagSpain 2,202
Armenia FlagArmenia 2,007
Philippines FlagPhilippines 1,977
Singapore FlagSingapore 1,838
Ireland FlagIreland 1,816
Tunisia FlagTunisia 1,606
Indonesia FlagIndonesia 1,532
Bahrain FlagBahrain 1,274
Saudi Arabia FlagSaudi Arabia 1,240
Brazil FlagBrazil 1,233
South Africa FlagSouth Africa 1,107
Switzerland FlagSwitzerland 1,065
Pakistan FlagPakistan 1,029
Japan FlagJapan 1,008
Turkey FlagTurkey 959
United Arab Emirates FlagUnited Arab Emirates 952
Poland FlagPoland 943
Norway FlagNorway 892
Malaysia FlagMalaysia 891

3. Where did the fewest visits to my blog come from, ever since February 25, 2012, when WordPress statistics about that started?

Niger FlagNiger 3
Dominica FlagDominica 3
Uzbekistan FlagUzbekistan 3
Martinique FlagMartinique 3
Kiribati FlagKiribati 3
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the FlagDemocratic Republic of the Congo 3
Monaco FlagMonaco 3
Holy See (Vatican City State) FlagVatican City 3
Burundi FlagBurundi 2
Netherlands Antilles FlagNetherlands Antilles 2
Somalia FlagSomalia 2
Vanuatu FlagVanuatu 2
Tonga FlagTonga 2
Timor-Leste FlagTimor-Leste 2
Montserrat FlagMontserrat 2
Cape Verde FlagCape Verde 2
Mauritania FlagMauritania 2
Sao Tome and Principe FlagSao Tome and Principe 2
Tajikistan FlagTajikistan 2
Togo FlagTogo 2
Guinea-Bissau FlagGuinea-Bissau 2
Comoros FlagComoros 2
Liechtenstein FlagLiechtenstein 1
Falkland Islands (Malvinas) FlagFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 1
French Polynesia FlagFrench Polynesia 1
British Indian Ocean Territory FlagBritish Indian Ocean Territory 1
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines FlagSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 1
Cook Islands FlagCook Islands 1

4. Which blog posts attracted most visits so far today?

Title Views
Bahraini absolute monarchy and Al Qaeda in Syria 18
Home page / Archives 17
Bahraini king’s sexual harassment of Lebanese singer 10
Greek media censorship continuing 9
Zambian lioness Lady Liuwa update 8
‘New’ prehistoric lizard called after Jim Morrison 5
Svalbard king eiders and phalaropes 5
West Virginia’s 150th birthday 4
Costa Rican turtle conservationist murdered by death squad 4
Film festival in Sheffield, England 4

5. Which blog posts attracted most visits, ever since my blog moved to WordPress in December 2011?

Top Posts for all days ending 2013-06-20 (Summarized)

Title Views
Home page / Archives 37,194
British Thatcher aide accused of child abuse 5,781
After 35 years, wounds of Vietnamese napalm girl Kim Phuc still hurt 2,296
About 2,120
Bahraini king’s sexual harassment of Lebanese singer 1,838
Günter Grass poem on Greece and austerity, English translation 1,638
Boy raped by priest, then castrated 1,628
Zambian lioness Lady Liuwa update 1,045
Thatcher’s Downing Street child abuse scandal 1,029
Stop whipping of raped Maldives girl 891
Thai women’s escape from Bahraini forced prostitution 880
Long-tailed tits, owls, and flowers 871
Britain: Tony Blair’s own Watergate scandal 853
Poisonous caterpillars infest Spurn Point in England 776
Big new spider species discovery in Sri Lanka 759
New African monkey species discovered 753
Dinosaur discovery in France 704
BBC: Pope Ratzinger ‘covered up paedophile priests scandals’. Like US Republicans 682
Greek nazis burn Roma people’s homes 666
USA: ancient Egyptian sarcophagus as corporate boss’ plaything 648
Will US soldier escape punishment for rape of Dutch girl? 636
Scotland: giant centipede, crocodile, and other fossils brought back to life 634
Dutch war crimes in Indonesia, photos 601
Pompeii: ancient Roman brothel restored. Roman plants 582
Blog of the Year 2012 award, thanks dogdaz! 562
Bronzino painting restored after prude censorship 547
Ghanaian women’s forced prostitution in Bahrain 537
King of Spain, elephant killer, petition 523

6. To which other Internet sites did this blog mainly refer, ever since moving to WordPress in December 2011?

URL Clicks 871 698 254 177 169 163 155 155 130 125 120 114

7. Which sites referred mainly to my blog, ever since it moved to WordPress in December 2011?

Referrer Views
Search Engines 108,922 Reader 8,779
Facebook 2,681 2,270
WordPress Dashboard 1,724 1,578
Twitter 1,552 1,058

Here come my fifteen nominees … err… sixteen nominees 🙂  :

1. iarxiv

2. That is how I see the world…in photo and writing

3. Loc mai bun

4. euzicasa

5. Ekostories

6. misseychelles

7. rabirius

8. CaPtuRE LiFe

9. Șic și clasic – “Chic & Classic” luxury fine arts, handmade work, original design

10. Jörg David Photography

11. Vicky Nanjappa

12. Teacher as Transformer

13. A Solitary Torture

14. outdoorpictures

15. Grow your innerself

16. Wildersoul Colouring Book

23 thoughts on “Very Inspiring Blogger Award, thanks Tazein!

    • That is not true. Tazein has given me many more awards than I gave her, which is really kind of her. I try to nominate different bloggers each time for awards, but in special cases, like Tazein, I (not that often) make exceptions.


      • I still wait for the Polar Bear, Seal and Whales piccies! And I must correct you. You have written that you have had no visits from Svalbard. Yes, that’s correct because Svalbard is not autonom from Norway.


        • I did not see polar bears on Svalbard; only as a picture on a traffic warning sign 🙂

          Svalbard does have some autonomy from Norway (not part of the Schengen agreement like continental Norway; cheaper alcohol, rights of Svalbard treaty signatory countries to mine coal, etc.)

          On WordPress stats maps, countries where there have been visits from are orange. Countries with no visits are white. Norway is orange on my maps; Svalbard is white; like Greenland used to be. But Greenland is orange by now 🙂


          • The blogosphere is crap! Svalbards flag is Norways flag but Greenlan’s flag is not Denmarks , but its own. Try to get things straight!!!!!


  1. I looked at WordPress map and I have had visitors from Greenland and contrary to your lies Greenland is pale orange and Denmark is almost red.


    • Yes, I did not differentiate between pale orange (few visits) and dark orange (many visits). Only between orange and white (no visits). However, it stretches the definition of “lying” to call that a lie a bit 🙂


      • That’s right but Svalbard belongs to the Royal Kingdom of Norway and you and WordPress has missed that like your deficit knowledge about Greenland’s flag and autonomi.


        • France has five “overseas departments”, like French Guiana, etc:

          “They have the same political status as metropolitan departments [of France].” So, even less autonomy than Svalbard.

          When there is a visit from French Guiana, Mayotte, Guadeloupe, Martinique or Réunion to a WordPress blog, then that visit is counted separately from visits to France. Like visits from the British Indian Ocean Territory (not really autonomous) are counted separately.

          French Guiana, Mayotte, Guadeloupe, etc. get orange on the WordPress map when there is a visit from there. Like Svalbard will get (light) orange when there will be a visit.


            • The official flag of French Guiana, Mayotte, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion is the French tricolour flag. Yet, these five countries show separately in WordPress statistics.

              Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have their own flags and their own parliaments. Yet , visits from these countries are shown as “United Kingdom”.


                • Yes, a link to an, unofficial, flag of Svalbard is at

                  The official flag of Svalbard is, of course, as both you and I already know, the flag of Norway.

                  Like in French Guiana, Mayotte, Guadeloupe, etc. as I already explained, the official flag is the French flag. Still, these countries are listed separately from France on WordPress maps. While Scotland, or Wales, which do have their own official flags, are not listed separately on WordPress maps.

                  Conclusion: official national flags are not an absolute criterium for WordPress maps.


                • That Wikipedia flag has to be very unofficial. I have live here (In Svalbard) for 3 years now, and this is the first time I see it.


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