Real Neat Blog Award, congratulations to 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 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. MARVA’S POEMS

2. Biology Curator

3. Below-Average Writer

4. IsobelandCat’s Blog

5. Words, Comics, and Pictures

6. Marcey’s Table

7. sunriseshell

8. TwilightBeasts

9. Exposing the Big Game

10. Spicy Road

Real Neat Blog Award, congratulations!!


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. janariebuijs

2. americanliberaltimes

3. standupandspit

4. mypassengerdiaries

5. Darwin on the rocks and around the world

6. deeacalinescu

7. bCl Photography

8. randommusings

9. Denisa Aricescu

10. ART PEACE

Premio Dardos Award, thank you Barbara!


Premio Dardos Award

My dear blogging friend Barbara of the blog idealisticrebel has been so kind to nominate my blog for the Premio Dardos Award. This is a new award for me.

Thanks so much for this kind gesture, Barbara!

The Premio Dardos Award exists to acknowledge the values that every blogger shows in their effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values every day. These stamps were created with the intention of promoting fraternization between bloggers, a way of showing affection and gratitude for work that adds value to the Web.

The rules are simple: You can accept the award by posting it on your blog along with the name of the person that has granted the award and a link to his or her blog. Include the image of the “Premios Dardos” in the post. Pass the award to another 15 blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgement!

My nominees are:

1. Birmingham Clarion Singers

2. Առլեն Շահվերդյանի գրական բլոգ

3. sdbast

4. Voices and Visions

5. Moorbey’z Blog

6. Bette A. Stevens, Maine Author

7. Joëlle Jean-Baptiste – Author

8.  Archaic Sugar

9. The Fifth Column

10. Through the lens

11. petchary

12. M.FUNK : PHOTOGRAPHY

13. The Militant Negro™

14. MJ’s Book Blog

15. Hoxton Spanish Tutor Info

Versatile Blogger Award, thanks marjma2014!


Versatile Blogger Award

Blogger marjma2014 of the blog Kyrosmagica has been so kind to nominate Dear Kitty. Some blog for the Versatile Blogger Award.

Thank you so much for this generous gesture!

Here are the rules of this award:

• First of all, give the link and name of the blogger who nominated you, in your post.
• Secondly, tell 7 facts about yourself.
• Lastly, nominate 15 bloggers for the award.

Seven things about myself:

1. Where did most visits to my blog come from so far today?

Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 88
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 25
Australia FlagAustralia 13
Germany FlagGermany 10
New Zealand FlagNew Zealand 6
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 6
France FlagFrance 4
India FlagIndia 4
Japan FlagJapan 3
Canada FlagCanada 3
Italy FlagItaly 2
Spain FlagSpain 2
Belgium FlagBelgium 2

2. Where did most visits to my blog come from this quarter?

Top Views by Country for 90 days ending 2015-05-03 (Summarized)

Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 39,292
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 5,964
Jamaica FlagJamaica 1,890
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 1,628
Canada FlagCanada 1,382
Germany FlagGermany 1,143
Australia FlagAustralia 1,116
France FlagFrance 1,036

3. Which blog posts and pages brought most visits to my blog today so far?

Title Views
Home page / Archives 17
Hitler’s holocaust in the Soviet Union, photos 5
Rubens, Rembrandt, differences in what they painted 5
Fukushima disaster killing many birds 5
Awards 4
New lion’s mane jellyfish species discovered in New Zealand 4
Algerian desert dust infected with French bomb radioactivity 4
Russell Brand’s new film, The Emperor’s New Clothes 3
Dear Kitty, song about Anne Frank 3
Poverty in Britain 2

4. Which blog posts and pages brought most visits to my blog this year?

2014-05-03 to Today

5. Which referrers referred most to my blog this year?

Referrers for 365 days ending 2015-05-03 (Summarized)

Referrer Views
Search Engines 98,061
Facebook 2,041
WordPress.com Reader 1,675
Twitter 802
WordPress Dashboard 527
topix.com 460
Reddit 288
en.gravatar.com/petrel41 242
gawker.com 229
widgets.wp.com 204
topix.net 135
gayinthe80s.com 128

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

Topic Views
Human rights 727
Economic, social, trade union, etc. 538
Environment 338
Peace and war 290
UK 251
Biology 208
Crime 191
Birds 187
history 172

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.

7. Which links were clicked most on my blog this year?

Clicks for 365 days ending 2015-05-03 (Summarized)

URL Clicks
en.wikipedia.org 1,170
WordPress.com Media 386
rspb.org.uk 89
nos.nl 81
morningstaronline.co.uk 78
wsws.org 73
independent.co.uk 67
snopes.com 67
allytimberwolfblog.wordpress.com/2014/01/26/butterfly/ 65
change.org 64
theguardian.com 60
hrexach.files.wordpress.com 56

My fifteen nominees are:

1. A Place Called Love

2. Pin Up Fan

3. johnpoetflanagan

4. Clanmother

5. Noir

6. Estate un rato

7. MJ’s Book Blog

8. lemanshots – Fine Pictures and Digital Art

9. swo8

10. Sue Vincent & Stuart France

11. hansstellingsma

12. “OUR WORLD”

13. dou dou

14. Serdunio

15. naturestimeline

Real Neat Blog Award, congratulations!


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 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. Untame Saluki

2. Britain Isn’t Eating

3. John Foster

4. politicsbahhumbug

5. London Antifascists

6. Stories by Williams

7. Boondoggling with Bojenn

8. BookBug’s world

9. The ocean update

10. Stewilko’s blog

11. Klarinet

12. BIOLOGY ELITES BLOG

13. Henry West

750,000 visits milestone for my blog


Blogging, cartoon

Today, my blog passed the milestone of 750,000 visits, ever since it moved to WordPress in December 2011.

Where did visits to my blog come from, ever since December 2011 … no, not since December 2011, as WordPress statistics only measure this since 25 February 2012?

Top Views by Country for all days ending 2015-04-28 (Summarized)

Country Views
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United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 87,337
Canada FlagCanada 28,833
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 23,836
Jamaica FlagJamaica 20,310
Australia FlagAustralia 17,045
Germany FlagGermany 13,723
India FlagIndia 13,056
France FlagFrance 12,446
Greece FlagGreece 10,513
Sweden FlagSweden 8,747
Romania FlagRomania 7,821
Italy FlagItaly 5,793
New Zealand FlagNew Zealand 5,592
Spain FlagSpain 5,583
Belgium FlagBelgium 5,452
Ireland FlagIreland 5,066
Philippines FlagPhilippines 4,808
South Africa FlagSouth Africa 4,093
Bahrain FlagBahrain 4,025
Singapore FlagSingapore 3,733
Indonesia FlagIndonesia 3,488
Armenia FlagArmenia 3,390
Saudi Arabia FlagSaudi Arabia 3,113
Turkey FlagTurkey 3,000
Switzerland FlagSwitzerland 2,909
Norway FlagNorway 2,851
Japan FlagJapan 2,850
Brazil FlagBrazil 2,754
Pakistan FlagPakistan 2,651
Malaysia FlagMalaysia 2,513
United Arab Emirates FlagUnited Arab Emirates 2,489
European Union FlagEuropean Union 2,405
Tunisia FlagTunisia 2,373
Poland FlagPoland 2,299
Thailand FlagThailand 2,018
Russia FlagRussia 1,947
Denmark FlagDenmark 1,915
South Korea FlagSouth Korea 1,891
Finland FlagFinland 1,814
Israel FlagIsrael 1,750
Portugal FlagPortugal 1,697
Mexico FlagMexico 1,653
Hong Kong SAR China FlagHong Kong SAR China 1,643
Czech Republic FlagCzech Republic 1,460
Egypt FlagEgypt 1,440
Hungary FlagHungary 1,323
Austria FlagAustria 1,294
Argentina FlagArgentina 1,178
Lebanon FlagLebanon 1,132
Taiwan FlagTaiwan 1,025
Sri Lanka FlagSri Lanka 966
Serbia FlagSerbia 934
Bulgaria FlagBulgaria 854
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Versatile Blogger Award, thank you Erika!


Versatile Blogger Award

Erika of the blog Author Erika Kind has been so generous to nominate Dear Kitty. Some blog for the Versatile Blogger Award.

Thank you so much, my dear blogging friend!

Here are the rules:

• First of all, give the link and name of the blogger who nominated you, in your post.
• Secondly, tell 7 facts about yourself.
• Lastly, nominate 15 bloggers for the award.

Here are seven things about myself:

1. Where did most visits to my blog come from so far today?

Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 187
Jamaica FlagJamaica 81
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 30
Australia FlagAustralia 22
Germany FlagGermany 12
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 10
Ethiopia FlagEthiopia 8
Liechtenstein FlagLiechtenstein 7
Canada FlagCanada 7
France FlagFrance 5
India FlagIndia 3
Bahrain FlagBahrain 3
New Zealand FlagNew Zealand 3

2. Where did most visits to my blog come from this month?

Top Views by Country for 30 days ending 2015-04-24 (Summarized)

Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 8,180
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 1,672
Jamaica FlagJamaica 620
Canada FlagCanada 492
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 488
Germany FlagGermany 382
Australia FlagAustralia 374
France FlagFrance 354
India FlagIndia 201
Greece FlagGreece 166
New Zealand FlagNew Zealand 140
European Union FlagEuropean Union 124
Romania FlagRomania 113
Norway FlagNorway 108
Spain FlagSpain 105
Italy FlagItaly 92
Ireland FlagIreland 76
Belgium FlagBelgium 74
South Africa FlagSouth Africa 72
Japan FlagJapan 72

3. Why do I, when asked to tell seven things about myself in an award nomination blog post, often have statistics of my blog?

Because the national flags of the various countries where visits come from make the blog post colourful. And because these statistics are always different from earlier statistics.

4. Which blog posts and pages brought most visits to my blog today?

Title Views
Home page / Archives 63
Fukushima disaster killing dolphins 17
British secret police spying on trade unionists, parliament for Rupert Murdoch 17
Poverty in Britain 12
Entangled humpback whale saved in South Africa 12
Big anti-ISIS, anti-dictatorship demonstration in Ethiopia 11
Impressionism and business at the London National Gallery 10
British poetess Judi Sutherland about blogging 10
How marsh harrier William lives 10
Medicinal leech swims, video 9

5. Which blog posts and pages brought most visits to my blog this month?

Top Posts for 30 days ending 2015-04-24 (Summarized)

Title Views
Home page / Archives 1,834
Günter Grass poem on Greece and austerity, English translation 339
Most hated animals top 50 161
Poverty in Britain 129
Bahraini king’s sexual harassment of Lebanese singer 118
Rubens, Rembrandt, differences in what they painted 101
About 92
European bison, short-eared owl and woodlarks 83
Belgian fascist suspect of Brabant massacres 82
Poisonous caterpillars infest Spurn Point in England 67
Dadabhai Naoroji not the first Indian to be elected to British parliament 56
Ethiopian dictatorship violence against anti-ISIS demonstrators 55
700 refugees drown, European politicians guilty 53
Real Neat Blog Award, congratulations to you all! 53
Monsanto’s RoundUp banned in the Netherlands in 2015 53
Dutch in Suriname, most cruel slave-masters 53
German anti war artist Käthe Kollwitz 50
Will US soldier escape punishment for rape of Dutch girl? 50

6. Which search engine search terms brought most people to my blog this quarter?

Search Terms for 90 days ending 2015-04-24 (Summarized)

Search Views
helen keller 23
egyptian sarcophagus 17
bijju animal 9
gender inequality statistics 8
stork webcams 7
snake in mauritius 7

7. Which referrers brought most visits to my blog this month?

Referrer Views
Search Engines 7,891
Facebook 296
WordPress.com Reader 151
widgets.wp.com 88
topix.com 56
Reddit 54
WordPress Dashboard 43
Twitter 36
decorrespondent.nl 18
typepad.com 17
theobamacrat.com 15
en.gravatar.com/petrel41 14
hrexach.wordpress.com 12
perfumepolytechnic.wordpress.com 11
topix.net 10
gayinthe80s.com 9
sdbast.wordpress.com 8

My fifteen nominees are:

1. clarepollard

2. quercuscommunity

3. peaches and poppycock

4. merlinspielen

5. Joëlle Jean-Baptiste – Author

6. Blu Chicken Ninja

7. Luc Dewaele

8. Miss Ayo Délé

9. Deconstructing Myths

10. mihran Kalaydjian

11. Friendly Fairy Tales

12. Game Addicts Central

13. Oscar Relentos

14. Maria Luisa Marcelino

15. Track