4,000 subscribers milestone at this blog

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Very recently, Dear Kitty. Some blog passed the 4,000 subscribers milestone.

Thanks, all of you!


My blog in 2016, and happy 2017!

This video is called Happy New Year 2017.

I wish all visitors to Dear Kitty. Some blog a happy 2017!

As for my welcome visitors in 2016, where did they come from?

Now, I wanted to copy and paste my WordPress statistics, like I always used to.

Unfortunately, on the new WordPress statistics pages, you can’t copy and paste.

Most visits came from the USA: 75,015.

Second most from the United Kingdom: 18,631.

The most frequent search term for finding my blog in 2016 was ‘dragonfly’.

Million visits milestone, my most visited blog posts

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Now that my blog has reached the milestone of one million visits ever since I moved to WordPress in December 2011, I will have a look at which blog posts and pages attracted most visits since that move.

Top Posts for all days ending 2016-11-29 (Summarized)

Title Views
Home page / Archives 124,225
Bahraini king’s sexual harassment of Lebanese singer 8,580
About 6,179
British Thatcher aide accused of child abuse 5,987
Rubens, Rembrandt, differences in what they painted 3,901
Most hated animals top 50 3,859
Poisonous caterpillars infest Spurn Point in England 3,387
After 35 years, wounds of Vietnamese napalm girl Kim Phuc still hurt 3,270
Thai women’s escape from Bahraini forced prostitution 2,960
Günter Grass poem on Greece and austerity, English translation 2,822
Dutch in Suriname, most cruel slave-masters 2,704
Zambian lioness Lady Liuwa update 2,530
USA: ancient Egyptian sarcophagus as corporate boss’ plaything 2,259
Dadabhai Naoroji not the first Indian to be elected to British parliament 2,028
Boy raped by priest, then castrated 1,996
Brigitte Bardot’s Islamophobia and anti-Semitism 1,820
Awards 1,805
Will US soldier escape punishment for rape of Dutch girl? 1,740
Frequently asked questions 1,690
Dutch war crimes in Indonesia, photos 1,531
German anti war artist Käthe Kollwitz 1,511
Botero exhibition: Abu Ghraib torture, men, women, horse, cat, sphinx. And Escher 1,466
Birdie Sanders, new sticker from the USA 1,363
Bronzino painting restored after prude censorship 1,356
Helen Keller photo rediscovered after 120 years 1,315
Lesser Antillean iguana in danger 1,241
Georgian prison sexual abuse 1,233
Slavery and love in Suriname, new film 1,216
Britain: Tony Blair’s own Watergate scandal 1,202
Ghanaian women’s forced prostitution in Bahrain 1,199
Thatcher’s Downing Street child abuse scandal 1,182
Turkish government deal with ISIS 1,104
Pompeii: ancient Roman brothel restored. Roman plants 1,097
Scotland: giant centipede, crocodile, and other fossils brought back to life 1,076
Stop whipping of raped Maldives girl 1,076
Cartoon banned in Spain. Muslim-bashing ‘free speech champions’ silent 1,054
Long-tailed tits, owls, and flowers 1,049
Japanese forced prostitution women’s stories 1,022
New civet species discovered in Sri Lanka 1,004

Million visits milestone, from where are my visitors?

This 2015 video is called What is WordPress?

Now that my blog has reached the milestone of one million visits ever since I moved to WordPress in December 2011, I will have a look at where visitors came from.

The figures start at 25 February 2012, when WordPress started counting them.

Top Views by Country for all days ending 2016-11-29 (Summarized)

Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 487,830
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 118,411
Canada FlagCanada 37,510
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 33,821
Jamaica FlagJamaica 24,610
Australia FlagAustralia 22,952
Germany FlagGermany 19,722
India FlagIndia 18,422
France FlagFrance 17,555
Greece FlagGreece 11,536
Romania FlagRomania 10,953
Sweden FlagSweden 9,977
Spain FlagSpain 8,527
Italy FlagItaly 7,510
Belgium FlagBelgium 7,010
New Zealand FlagNew Zealand 6,887
Philippines FlagPhilippines 6,835
Ireland FlagIreland 6,667
South Africa FlagSouth Africa 5,299
Bahrain FlagBahrain 4,831
Indonesia FlagIndonesia 4,491
Singapore FlagSingapore 4,370
Norway FlagNorway 4,094
Turkey FlagTurkey 3,980
Armenia FlagArmenia 3,859
Switzerland FlagSwitzerland 3,705
Japan FlagJapan 3,683
Saudi Arabia FlagSaudi Arabia 3,633
Brazil FlagBrazil 3,550
Russia FlagRussia 3,239
Pakistan FlagPakistan 3,215
European Union FlagEuropean Union 3,109
Poland FlagPoland 3,068
Malaysia FlagMalaysia 3,057
United Arab Emirates FlagUnited Arab Emirates 3,025
Denmark FlagDenmark 2,631
Thailand FlagThailand 2,584
Tunisia FlagTunisia 2,493
South Korea FlagSouth Korea 2,423
Finland FlagFinland 2,419
Israel FlagIsrael 2,398
Portugal FlagPortugal 2,236
Hong Kong SAR China FlagHong Kong SAR China 2,021
Czech Republic FlagCzech Republic 1,960
Mexico FlagMexico 1,951
Austria FlagAustria 1,694
Egypt FlagEgypt 1,665
Hungary FlagHungary 1,659
Argentina FlagArgentina 1,488
Lebanon FlagLebanon 1,337
Sri Lanka FlagSri Lanka 1,290
Taiwan FlagTaiwan 1,283
Serbia FlagSerbia 1,213
Slovenia FlagSlovenia 1,144
Croatia FlagCroatia 1,099
Bulgaria FlagBulgaria 1,048
Kenya FlagKenya 967
Ukraine FlagUkraine 943
Qatar FlagQatar 930
Bangladesh FlagBangladesh 927
Kuwait FlagKuwait 868
Malta FlagMalta 854
Morocco FlagMorocco 814
Vietnam FlagVietnam 804
Costa Rica FlagCosta Rica 774
Venezuela FlagVenezuela 771
Cyprus FlagCyprus 759
Algeria FlagAlgeria 689
Slovakia FlagSlovakia 643
Colombia FlagColombia 628
Nigeria FlagNigeria 592
Mauritius FlagMauritius 558
Chile FlagChile 558
Puerto Rico FlagPuerto Rico 512
Jordan FlagJordan 502
Iraq FlagIraq 497
Peru FlagPeru 465
Ecuador FlagEcuador 461
Lithuania FlagLithuania 453
Suriname FlagSuriname 434
Iceland FlagIceland 423
Oman FlagOman 414
Nepal FlagNepal 391
Estonia FlagEstonia 385
Latvia FlagLatvia 373
Luxembourg FlagLuxembourg 370
Trinidad & Tobago FlagTrinidad & Tobago 361
China FlagChina 344
Georgia FlagGeorgia 336
Tanzania FlagTanzania 332
Macedonia FlagMacedonia 327
Curaçao FlagCuraçao 317
Ethiopia FlagEthiopia 308
Uganda FlagUganda 292
Albania FlagAlbania 266
Gibraltar FlagGibraltar 263
Liechtenstein FlagLiechtenstein 252
Bosnia & Herzegovina FlagBosnia & Herzegovina 251
Cambodia FlagCambodia 246
Ghana FlagGhana 236
Uruguay FlagUruguay 231
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Libya FlagLibya 211
Panama FlagPanama 192
Palestinian Territories FlagPalestinian Territories 191
Dominican Republic FlagDominican Republic 172
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Belize FlagBelize 154
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Gambia FlagGambia 140
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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!

Respect Award

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…