Sunshine Award, thank you Afsheen Anjum!

Sunshine Award

My dear blogging friend Afsheen Anjum of the blog Dreams to Reality ! had been so generous to nominate Dear Kitty. Some blog for the Sunshine Award.

Thank you for this kind gesture!

The rules of this award are:

-Announce in a post that you received the Award and display the Award icon in your post.
-Thank the blogger who nominated you.
-Write 10 interesting things about yourself.
-Nominate 10 great and inspirable bloggers to receive the Award.
-Link your nominees and let them know they have been awarded.

Ten things about myself:

1. Most visits to my blog, so far today, came from:

Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 63
Jamaica FlagJamaica 35
Singapore FlagSingapore 20
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 16
Australia FlagAustralia 7
Germany FlagGermany 6
Romania FlagRomania 5
France FlagFrance 4
Canada FlagCanada 4
Sweden FlagSweden 4
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 2
India FlagIndia 2
Indonesia FlagIndonesia 1

2. Most visits to my blog this month came from:

Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 4,581
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 2,107
Canada FlagCanada 640
Jamaica FlagJamaica 564
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 557
Australia FlagAustralia 535
Germany FlagGermany 520
Sweden FlagSweden 434
France FlagFrance 325
India FlagIndia 249
Italy FlagItaly 197
Ireland FlagIreland 154
Belgium FlagBelgium 140
Singapore FlagSingapore 136
Turkey FlagTurkey 128
Philippines FlagPhilippines 124
Romania FlagRomania 115
Bahrain FlagBahrain 113
Spain FlagSpain 110
South Africa FlagSouth Africa 102
New Zealand FlagNew Zealand 99
Greece FlagGreece 95
Saudi Arabia FlagSaudi Arabia 94
Poland FlagPoland 83
Brazil FlagBrazil 78
Indonesia FlagIndonesia 67
Pakistan FlagPakistan 66
United Arab Emirates FlagUnited Arab Emirates 64
Denmark FlagDenmark 61
Norway FlagNorway 60
Switzerland FlagSwitzerland 51
Japan FlagJapan 48
Hong Kong FlagHong Kong 47
Costa Rica FlagCosta Rica 47
Malaysia FlagMalaysia 46
Korea, Republic of FlagRepublic of Korea 44

3. Remarkably, this month, as my reports on Costa Rica started, the blog got more visits from Costa Rica than usually.

4. Which blog posts or pages attracted most visits to my blog today?

Title Views
Home page / Archives 50
Costa Rican bird photos 10
Famous silent film rediscovery 10
Bertolt Brecht opera on British stage 7
Long-tailed duck, video 6
Robin singing, butterfly flying at cemetery 6
Squirrel ‘shares’ food, video 5
Hitler’s propaganda in 1930s Britain 5
British woman’s ill-treatment in private prison 4
Stop anti-disabled people corporation Atos 4

5. Which blog posts or pages attracted most visits to my blog this month?

Top Posts for 30 days ending 2014-04-03 (Summarized)

Title Views
Home page / Archives 2,391
Bahraini king’s sexual harassment of Lebanese singer 350
Rubens, Rembrandt, differences in what they painted 145
Pre-Inca archaeological discoveries in Peru 116
Most hated animals top 50 115
Two lion cubs in Lady Liuwa’s pride in Zambia 111
About 90
Dutch in Suriname, most cruel slave-masters 84
Slavery and love in Suriname, new film 76
The Lighthouse Award, thank you, Horty! 73
Poas volcano in Costa Rica 70
USA: ancient Egyptian sarcophagus as corporate boss’ plaything 67
Thai women’s escape from Bahraini forced prostitution 65
European Union greenwash, cartoon 63
Poisonous caterpillars infest Spurn Point in England 62
Costa Rican flowers, butterflies and bees 60
Dutch poet Leo Vroman dies 58
Costa Rica, Baltimore oriole and squirrel 57
Skunk Anansie singer Skin interviewed 54
UK: cash for peerages police investigation may bring Blair to court 53
Great white shark Lydia’s record-breaking journey 53
German anti war artist Käthe Kollwitz 53
Costa Rican butterflies and birds, 14 March 51
Less posts on this blog 50
To the wildlife in Costa Rica, 13 March 49
Pope Francis I, the Vatican, and the Heracles myth 47
Awards 46
Valuable sperm whale vomit discovered by small boy 46
Great spotted cuckoo in Wales 46
Costa Rica hummingbirds and other mountain birds 45
Bronzino painting restored after prude censorship 43
Frequently asked questions 41
Miniskirt ban in Italy 41
New Ukrainian government includes anti-Semites 39
Wonderful Team Member Readership Award, thank you Kelly! 36

6. While I was in Costa Rica, my blog visit numbers, ever since I moved to WordPress in December 2011, passed the 400,000 mark. The figure is 404,780 by now. Thank you, everyone!

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

Referrers for 30 days ending 2014-04-03 (Summarized)

Referrer Views
Search Engines 8,281
WordPress Dashboard 199 Reader 140 88 75
Facebook 70 55
Twitter 52 35 26 24 15 15 15 14 14 12 12 9 9

8. Which search terms brought most visits to my blog this month?

Search Terms for 30 days ending 2014-04-03 (Summarized)

Search Views
lighthouse 17
vicenza italy 11
most hated animals 9
tony blair response to icc uk investigation 8
poisonous caterpillars 7
sexual assault in the united states military 7
bijju animal 6
egyptian sarcophagus 6

9. Most popular topics Dear Kitty. Some blog has written about recently:

Topic Views
Human rights 514
Economic, social, trade union, etc. 475
Environment 390
Crime 332
Peace and war 303
UK 272
Birds 260
Netherlands 239
Biology 236

If you tag your posts effectively, this panel will show you which topics get the most traffic. Snapshot generated from your top posts over the past week.

10. 2,331 people follow my blog. 166 people follow comments at my blog.

My ten nominees are:

1. Konni Kim Designs

2. Globe Drifting

3. Just Mad Stuff

4. Voices from the Margins

5. Ronnie’s Blog

6. kyangel17

7. Stephanie Eusebi Nutrition & Wellness

8. tripelonia

9. Արսեն Նազոյան

10. Sunset Boulevard

18 thoughts on “Sunshine Award, thank you Afsheen Anjum!

  1. Congrats and though the nature of your articles are blunt and necessary I think the award is totally deserved because your blog is like a ray of light among the many trying to shine a light of truth or relevance amidst all the distraction.


  2. Good heavens. I just stopped by to tell you to come by my place and pick up an Angel Award I created for the angels in my life. While reading through your answers I saw my blog on the list. Thank you so much. What an honor.


  3. Just looking at your first stats of visitors today is enough to make me so insanely jealous that I’m thinking of sending negative hugs for a change.As Tony the Tiger would say, Theyrrre Grrreat.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx ( Couldn’t do it)


  4. First of all, congratulations on being nominated —you certainly deserve it! Thank you very much for nominating Sunset Boulevard 🙂 I greatly appreciate it and will try to respond as soon as I can!


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