Blogger Recognition Award, thank you Makayla!


Blogger Recognition Award

My blogging friend Makayla has nominated Dear Kitty. Some blog for the Blogger Recognition Award.

Thank you so much for this kind gesture! This award is new for me.

The rules of this award are:

Post an image of the award
Thank your nominator
Nominate 15 blogs
Comment on the blogs so they know of their nomination
Write a brief description about your blog
Write 1-2 pieces of advice for a new blogger
Provide a link to the original Blogger Recognition Award post

A brief description of my blog is here.

Two pieces of advice for new bloggers are:

1. Especially in older blog posts, you may check whether links have become broken, and repair them. There is a tool for that, Xenu’s Link Sleuth, downloadable here.

2. Use categories and tags for your blog posts, making it easier for yourself, search engines etc. to find related posts. Not too many categories and tags, though; it seems that for WordPress over 12 is too many.

My fifteen nominees are:

1. misswatzername

2.

3. Ms.B Lifestyle

4. snapshotsincursive

5. travelwithmukul

6. It Is What It Is

7. Առլեն Շահվերդյան. հեղինակային բլոգ-կայք

8. House of Heart

9. greeneyedchess

10. Kev’s Great Indie Authors

11. The lotus of fire

12. The Militant Negro™

13. amateur airplanes

14. Lu MG Photos

15. Dr sridhars photography

California condor nest webcam on the Internet


This video from California in the USA says about itself:

Male Condor #509 Visits Delivers Meal to Chick, August 21, 2015

24 August 2015

The male condor returned for an extended period, repeatedly feeding the youngster and resting for a while before leaving.

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA writes about this:

August 26, 2015

Live From a California Condor Nest!

Our newest cam focuses on one of the most iconic and hard-to-observe species in North America: the California Condor. The cliffside nest cavity on camera in the Sespe Condor Sanctuary is home to a 5-month old condor (wing tagged #93), who is the offspring of a 21-year old female (#111) and a 6-year old male (#509). Learn more about the condors on cam.

This live stream is the product of a long-term collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Santa Barbara Zoo, and the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology.

In 1982, only 22 California Condors survived world-wide. By spring of 1987, all remaining wild condors had been placed in captivity, thus beginning an intensive recovery effort among government agencies, zoos and other conservation groups to save the California Condor from extinction. In 1992, the Service began reintroducing captive-bred condors into the wild and with the help of public and private partners the total population has grown to approximately 430 birds, with more than half of the population flying free. Learn more about condor conservation.

This year, the California Condor Recovery Program celebrated a milestone in endangered species recovery with a record 19 wild condor nests in California. Biologists with the Service began using cams to remotely monitor the nests of condors in 2010, and this year we were able to help bring the live view to Bird Cams viewers everywhere.

The Condor Cam runs from dawn to dusk, and you can expect to see the growing condor chick stretch its wings and feet in unique yoga-like poses and interact energetically with its attentive parents during their nest visits … Off-camera, the persistent calls of Acorn Woodpeckers, Stellar’s [sic: Steller’s] Jays, and Common Ravens provide the auditory backdrop that helps make you feel like you’ve got your own cliffside seat.

Condor chicks can be very curious, and we’re excited to share their little-known world with you. We’ll be posting updates on the Condor Cam twitter feed and the Bird Cams Facebook page so you don’t miss anything important. Thanks for watching!

Real Neat Blog Award, congratulations to you all!


Real Neat Blog Award

Late in 2014, I made this new award: the Real Neat Blog Award. There are so many bloggers whose blogs deserve more attention. So, I will try to do something about that :)

It is the first award that I ever made. I did some computer graphics years ago, before I started blogging; but my computer drawing had become rusty :)

The ‘rules’ of the Real Neat Blog Award are: (feel free not to act upon them if you don’t have time; or don’t accept awards; etc.):

1. Put the award logo on your blog.

2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.

3. Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.

4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.

5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.)

My seven questions are:

1. Where do most visits to your blog come from?

2. What is your favourite sport?

3. What has been a special moment for you so far in 2015?

4. What is your favourite quote?

5. What was your favourite class when still at school?

6. Anything you had wished to have learned earlier?

7. What musical instrument have you tried to play?

My nominees are:

1. Hummingbird Redemption

2. solodolo13’s Blog

3. deeacalinescu

4. kerrie8576

5. De bec et de plumes

6. WRITER’S BLOG

7. Pertinent Problems

8. Elder Pipe

9. COVENTRY CITY BRANCH UNISON

10. DoubleU

800,000 visits milestone on my blog


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Today, my blog pased the milestone of 800,000 visits ever since it had to move to WordPress in December 2011.

I am not sure, but probably visit #800,000 was by Micheline, of this blog.

Thank you and all other visitors!

Where did visits to my blog come from, ever since WordPress stats started counting where they are from, on 25 February 2012?

Top Views by Country for all days ending 2015-08-22 (Summarized)

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Which blog posts and pages attracted most visits, ever since Dear Kitty. Some blog moved to WordPress in December 2011?

All Time

Real Neat Blog Award, congratulations to all of you!


Real Neat Blog Award

Late in 2014, I made this new award: the Real Neat Blog Award. There are so many bloggers whose blogs deserve more attention. So, I will try to do something about that :)

It is the first award that I ever made. I did some computer graphics years ago, before I started blogging; but my computer drawing had become rusty :)

The ‘rules’ of the Real Neat Blog Award are: (feel free not to act upon them if you don’t have time; or don’t accept awards; etc.):

1. Put the award logo on your blog.

2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.

3. Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.

4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.

5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.)

My seven questions are:

1. Where do most visits to your blog come from?

2. What is your favourite sport?

3. What has been a special moment for you so far in 2015?

4. What is your favourite quote?

5. What was your favourite class when still at school?

6. Anything you had wished to have learned earlier?

7. What musical instrument have you tried to play?

My nominees are:

1. enchantedforests

2. Be Afraid of the Woolf

3. new boots and pantisocracies

4. valeriu dg barbu

5. WAR AGAINST ALL PUERTO RICANS

6. My Berkeley Bowl

7. Letters from Gondwana

8. SUSTAINABI

9.

10. Casa care adăposteşte gânduri • Editura Excelsior Art