Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award, thanks Saadia!


Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

My dear Internet friend Saadia of the blog Reflections of a rainbow has been so generous to nominate Dear Kitty. Some blog for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.

Thank you so much for this kind gesture!

The rules are:

Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site. Put the Award logo on your blog. Answer the ten questions sent to you. Make ten new questions for your nominees to answer. Nominate seven blogs.

The questions I was asked and my answers:

1. What is your passion and what are you doing to achieve your dreams?

To stop wars, injustice and environmental destruction. Providing information.

2. What was your best moment in your blogging world?

Several moments, when readers said they had benefited from my blog.

3. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Having days of more than 24 hours, longer than I have now :)

4. If you could visit one time in your past what would it be?

My journey to Costa Rica.

5. What’s Your MOTTO IN LIFE?

“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”, as Muhammad Ali used to say.

6. What is that one thing you want to do before you die?

See a spoon-billed sandpiper.

7. Do you workout? If no, Then are you planning to but don’t ?

I walk a lot.

8. What is your favorite hobby?

Seeing birds.

9. Who’s your favorite blogger?

Riverbend.

10. What do you believe in: hard work or smart work?

Smart work.

My ten 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 in 2014?

4. What is your favorite quote?

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

6. Anything you had wished to have learned earlier?

7. What musical instrument have you tried to play?

8. What has been a special moment for you in 2015?

9. Which person, whom you have never met, would you like to meet?

10. Which animal, which you have not seen yet, would you like to see?

My seven nominees are:

1. Nutsrok

2. des zestes de mots. toutpartout. inside & out

3. Lu MG Photos

4. theo and the blog

5. intergenerational

6. Photos of birds and their struggle to survive climate change

7. Part Time Monster

Real Neat Blog Award, thanks so much Kelly!


Real Neat Blog Award

My blogging friend Kelly of the blog Simply Unique has nominated Dear Kitty. Some blog for the Real Neat Blog Award. Thank you, dear Kelly, and all the best for you and your blog!

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 in 2014?

4. What is your favorite quote?

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

6. Anything you had wished to have learned earlier?

7. What musical instrument have you tried to play?

My replies to these questions are:

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

This week, most came from:

Top Views by Country for 7 days ending 2015-01-09 (Summarized)

Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 2,564
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 411
Jamaica FlagJamaica 197
Canada FlagCanada 143
Australia FlagAustralia 89
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 79
France FlagFrance 71
Germany FlagGermany 68
Belgium FlagBelgium 38
India FlagIndia 37
Bahrain FlagBahrain 37
Spain FlagSpain 30

2. What is your favourite sport?

Football.

3. What has been a special moment for you in 2014?

Going to Costa Rica and seeing hummingbirds and other wildlife there.

4. What is your favorite quote?

“The great appear great to us, only because we are on our knees: LET US RISE.” By James Connolly. Written in 1897, but still very fitting in 2015.

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

Biology.

6. Anything you had wished to have learned earlier?

Computing.

7. What musical instrument have you tried to play?

Recorder.

My nominees are:

1. CutterLight

2. whatuful

3. Russel Ray Photos

4. It must be said!

5. Nik’s News

6. Anthropologists by Nature

7. African Baobab

8. Marilyn Munrow

9. I see beauty all around by rob paine

10. EbonyIvy

11. Reflection of a rainbow

12. Boho Hobo: Catching Dreams on the Road

13. Mommy Jo, Blogs!

14. Custom Cover Design by Michelle Rene

Real Neat Blog Award, congratulations to all nominees!


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 :) And, Happy 2015 for everyone!

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 in 2014?

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. Simply Unique

2. wanderingsufidotcom

3. Elan Mudrow

4. Il mio giornale di bordo

5. Fever dreams

6. Scarborough Conservation Volunteers & Scarborough Woods Action Group

7. EuphonosBooks

8. Lux Lucis

9. Before Sundown

10. Feminist Philosophers

11. through the luminary lens

12. heartbreak warfare

13. Random Bytes From Life

14. One World House

15. JudyLindo

My blog in 2014, which posts attracted most visits?


This video is called WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org.

Which posts and pages attracted most visits to Dear Kitty. Some blog in 2014?

Top Posts for 365 days ending 2015-01-01 (Summarized)

Title Views
Home page / Archives 38,920
Bahraini king’s sexual harassment of Lebanese singer 2,915
About 1,555
Most hated animals top 50 1,417
Dutch in Suriname, most cruel slave-masters 1,101
Rubens, Rembrandt, differences in what they painted 1,032
Turkish government deal with ISIS 989
Poisonous caterpillars infest Spurn Point in England 927
Thai women’s escape from Bahraini forced prostitution 926
USA: ancient Egyptian sarcophagus as corporate boss’ plaything 707
Slavery and love in Suriname, new film 655
Saudi woman gets 150 whip lashes for driving 554
German anti war artist Käthe Kollwitz 553

My blog in 2014, where did visits come from?


This video is called WordPress.com Tutorial [Part I of III].

Where did visits to my blog come from in the year 2014?

Top Views by Country for 365 days ending 2015-01-01 (Summarized)

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United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 28,505
Jamaica FlagJamaica 8,082
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 7,855
Canada FlagCanada 7,487
Australia FlagAustralia 5,460
Germany FlagGermany 5,114
Sweden FlagSweden 4,736
France FlagFrance 4,574
India FlagIndia 3,529
Romania FlagRomania 2,023
Italy FlagItaly 1,861
Spain FlagSpain 1,769
Belgium FlagBelgium 1,671
South Africa FlagSouth Africa 1,540
Greece FlagGreece 1,417
Bahrain FlagBahrain 1,383
Philippines FlagPhilippines 1,378
Ireland FlagIreland 1,344
New Zealand FlagNew Zealand 1,333
Norway FlagNorway 1,112
Turkey FlagTurkey 1,104
Indonesia FlagIndonesia 1,011
Saudi Arabia FlagSaudi Arabia 941
Switzerland FlagSwitzerland 930
Singapore FlagSingapore 899
Japan FlagJapan 872
Pakistan FlagPakistan 843
Poland FlagPoland 795
United Arab Emirates FlagUnited Arab Emirates 781
Brazil FlagBrazil 779
Malaysia FlagMalaysia 724
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Russian Federation FlagRussian Federation 670
Denmark FlagDenmark 623
Thailand FlagThailand 608
Israel FlagIsrael 599
Finland FlagFinland 497
Portugal FlagPortugal 481
Egypt FlagEgypt 463
Hong Kong FlagHong Kong 462
Czech Republic FlagCzech Republic 457
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Argentina FlagArgentina 404
Hungary FlagHungary 386
Armenia FlagArmenia 328
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Happy 2015 everyone, and my blog in 2014


This video is called New Year 2015 fireworks from around the world.

Happy 2015 for all readers of Dear Kitty. Some blog!

In 2014, there were 306,084 visits to my blog.

In 2013, 225,718.

In 2012, 126,301.

In 2011 (only in December, after my blog moved to WordPress) 1,026.

Thank to everyone who made this happen!

2014 in review for Dear Kitty. Some blog


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 300,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 13 days for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.