Creative Blogger Award, thank you Prasna!


Creative Blogger Award

Prasna of the blog ART PEACE has been so kind to nominate Dear Kitty. Some Blog for the Creative Blogger Award.

Thanks for your generosity, dear blogging friend!

This award is new for me; though I have been nominated for the Kreative Blogger Award; but that is with a K, so it does not count here :)

Here are the Creative Blogger Award rules:

* Display the Creative Blogger Award logo on your blog
* Nominate 15-20 blogs and notify all nominees via their social media/blogs
* Thank and post the link of the blog that nominated you (very important)
* Share 5 random facts about yourself to your readers
* Pass these rules on to them

Five facts about me:

1. Where did my blog get most visits from this month?

Top Views by Country for 30 days ending 2015-07-31 (Summarized)

Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 5,640
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 1,354
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 482
Jamaica FlagJamaica 384
Canada FlagCanada 329
Germany FlagGermany 314
France FlagFrance 272
Australia FlagAustralia 271
India FlagIndia 241
New Zealand FlagNew Zealand 121
Belgium FlagBelgium 109
Italy FlagItaly 105
Norway FlagNorway 91
Philippines FlagPhilippines 86
South Africa FlagSouth Africa 84
Sweden FlagSweden 80
Romania FlagRomania 80
Greece FlagGreece 64
Ireland FlagIreland 57
Spain FlagSpain 56
Bahrain FlagBahrain 51
European Union FlagEuropean Union 47
Turkey FlagTurkey 43
Thailand FlagThailand 43
Poland FlagPoland 42
Russia FlagRussia 40

2. Which blog posts or pages attracted most visits this month?

Top Posts for 30 days ending 2015-07-31 (Summarized)

Title Views
Home page / Archives 911
Dadabhai Naoroji not the first Indian to be elected to British parliament 277
Texas civil rights activist Sandra Bland, killed by police? 185
Radioactive daisies after Fukushima, Japan 181
Rubens, Rembrandt, differences in what they painted 93
Most hated animals top 50 87
Great white shark mating discovery 85
Günter Grass poem on Greece and austerity, English translation 82
Dutch in Suriname, most cruel slave-masters 65
Bahraini king’s sexual harassment of Lebanese singer 63
About 61
Poverty in Britain 54

3. Most popular topics Dear Kitty. Some blog has written about

Topic Views
Human rights 626
Environment 364
Crime 323
UK 313
history 305
Economic, social, trade union, etc. 248
Peace and war 247
Racism and anti-racism 247
Politics 237

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

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

Referrers for 30 days ending 2015-07-31 (Summarized)

Referrer Views
Search Engines 6,392
WordPress.com Reader 231
widgets.wp.com 89
Facebook 76
WordPress Dashboard 71
Twitter 59
topix.com 49
kiekjesdief.nl 35

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

Search Terms for 30 days ending 2015-07-31 (Summarized)

Search Views
sandra killed by police 12
fukushima daisies 6
grass snake deity 5
crows give gifts to girl 5
radioactive daisies 5
neo nazis in germany today 4
spanish poet lorca 4
guardian owen jones lexit 4
first indian member of british parliament 4
update sandra bland 4

My nominees are:

1. Առլեն Շահվերդյանի գրական բլոգ

2. It Is What It Is

3. Concierge Librarian

4. greenmindvegheart

5. Benefit tales

6. Mogromo

7. Joshi Daniel Photography

8. ANGIE & JAMES DO STUFF

9. Kira Moore’s Closet

10. Denisa Aricescu

11. derwentvalleyphotography

12. A Patient Voice

13. Surrendering My Shield

14. facecameraaction

15. sheetal sharma

German government attacks bloggers exposing Internet censorship as ‘traitors’


This video says about itself:

German spy leaks website being investigated

30 July 2015

Germany’s federal prosecutors are investigating whether a website has committed treason.

Netzpolitik.org reported on plans to expand the country’s domestic surveillance of online communication earlier in the year.

The site says it has received a letter from prosecutors announcing the probe against two of its journalists and an unidentified source.

Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:

German prosecutor investigates ‘treason’ by journalists

Today, 19:36

The German Public Prosecution Service is investigating two journalists for possible treason. The two have published on their blog excerpts from secret documents of the Stasi.

Stasi? Well, Google Translate translated as ‘Stasi’ here. However, that was the name of the secret service of the late German Democratic Republic, disbanded in 1990. While the NOS means one of the present secret services of the German Federal Republic, the Verfassungsschutz. Different name? Yes. Different practice? Not always so sure.

The investigation should find out whether the publications in the blog Netzpolitik.org also revealed actual state secrets. In two articles, which were published in February and April, they described plans to expand the surveillance of the Internet. The articles are based on leaked documents.

The investigation focuses on editor Mark Beckedahl, editor Andre Meister and the sources for the articles. Journalists call it an intimidation attempt and an attack on press freedom. “It’s quite long ago that Germany acted against journalists and their sources like this.”

Germany halts treason inquiry into journalists after protests. ‘For the good of media freedom’, Germany’s prosecutor general suspends investigation into reporters who said state planned to boost surveillance: here.

My Real Neat Blog Award, for ten bloggers again


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 in 2015 so far?

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. Artist- Ted Giffin – Musician

2. kingtide

3. Barnaby Taylor

4. NatureQuest Photography’s Blog

5. nearlydead

6. Words that flow like water

7. Paint the world with words

8. My Latin Notebook

9. Verseherder

10. Miss Ayo Délé

My Real Neat Blog Award, for ten bloggers


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 in 2015 so far?

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. The poor side of life

2. Welcome to Makandal

3. Country Woman Paints

4. Malleable Art

5. Be Good to Our World

6. You handmade me {happy}

7. Charms of a Gypsy

8. TeaTime with Lilly

9. Kaluza pelna mirabelek

10. Bryana Ashley

My other blog at blog.co.uk closing down


blog.co.uk logo

Today, I got a message that my blog at blog.co.uk and other blogs at that platform will be closing down at the end of 2015.

So, I will try to save blog posts there which should be saved by bringing them here at my WordPress blog. You will see some of them soon.

Real Neat Blog Award, congratulations, ten bloggers!


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 in 2015 so far?

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. The Historical Diaries

2. Hethersett Birdlife

3. oahuhiking

4. gvonkapherr

5. Cakes The Biscuit

6. mypersonalteenlife

7. Traveling Rockhopper

8. Photographic Art by Russel Ray Photos

9. scalewings

10. Mohn Foto

Real Neat Blog Award, congratulations for ten bloggers


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 in 2015 so far?

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. Gringa of the Barrio

2. Belinda Crane

3. Axel The Key

4. Cloud of Lace

5. Lady Budd

6. The Reporter and the Girl

7. Surrendering My Shield

8. Dorkchops

9. Between Two Seas

10. The Adventures of a Russian Rambler