One million visitors milestone for this blog

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This night, there was the one millionth visit to this blog, ever since it moved to WordPress in December 2011.

Earlier visits, from 2005-2011, when my blog was still on ModBlog, respectively Blogsome, are not counted in this.

As I don’t know who paid the one millionth visit, I cannot thank that visitor personally.

So, rather, a Thank you! to all my visitors.


No new blog posts, will re-start soon!

This video says about itself:

Physics of Bird Migration

It is spring and we went to check out the migratory birds returning from their winter grounds. It is pretty incredible to think that some of them have crossed deserts and oceans on their journeys, and they still manage to find their way back to the same locations every year.

For example, did you know that the Arctic Tern is the World Record holder when it comes to migration amongst birds? It spends Northern Hemisphere summers in the Arctic and then for winter it flies all the way to the Antarctic!

Absolutely crazy to think that in one year it has seen more of the world than most of us will in a lifetime. In this week’s video we take a look at the physics behind a few of the adaptations that the birds have evolved to be able to perform these annual migrations. Enjoy!

Produced by: Jonas Stenstrom

Filming help by: Louise Fornander & John-Mehdi Ghaddas

For about a week, there will no new blog posts on Dear Kitty. Some blog.

Then, the blog will re-start with lots of inspiration about, eg, the migratory season for birds (autumn migration in this case); and many other subjects, as usually.

So, see you all again soon!

Respect Award, thank you Robert!

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Robert Matthew Goldstein has been so kind to nominate Dear Kitty. Some blog for the Respect Award.

Thank you for this kind gesture, my dear blogging friend!

The “Respect” Award is a personal award, made by Robert Goldstein, for fellow bloggers who consistently reach out to other bloggers, offer support, are kind, struggle to understand differences in people, and who treat themselves and other people with kindness and respect.

You don’t have to do anything for this award.

You can choose to copy the Award Picture and give the award to the people who have earned your respect; or you can do nothing.

This is a way of saying thank you. You have earned my respect.

My nominees for the Respect Award are:

1. Առլեն Շահվերդյան. հեղինակային բլոգ-կայք

2. W&J Travel Diary

3. Miss Ayo Délé

4. quercuscommunity

5. Kintal

6. Nomadic Thinking

7. Raves & Reviews

8. Annette Rochelle Aben

9. LoriGreerinPortland

10. Asha’s Blog…

Over 200,000 comments at this blog

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Yesterday, my blog passed the milestone of 200,000 comments. Meanwhile, the WordPress counter says 200,093.

Thank you, all commenters!

Recently, the most frequent commenters at my blog have been, according to WordPress:

* Based on the 1000 most recent comments.

30,000 posts milestone for my blog

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Today my blog reached the 30,000 posts milestone. I started blogging in 2005. Some of these posts appeared already before I moved to WordPress in 2011; some after.

Blog post #30,000 was the wood thrushes at their nest blog post.

My blog in 2015, which blog posts were most popular?

This video is called Happy 2016.

Though the year 2015 is not completely finished yet, here are some more WordPress statistics about visits to Dear Kitty. Some blog so far 🙂

Which blog posts or pages were most popular?

Top Posts for 365 days ending 2015-12-31 (Summarized)

2014-12-31 to Today

My blog in 2015, where did visits come from?

This video is called Happy New Year 2016!

Though the year 2015 is not completely finished yet, here are the WordPress statistics about visits to Dear Kitty. Some blog so far 🙂

Top Views by Country for 365 days ending 2015-12-31 (Summarized)

Country Views
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