Real Neat Blog Award, congratulations everyone!


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 so far in 2019?

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. Banter Republic

2. POETRY FROM THE LAB

3. swo8

4. Earth and Skye

5. Amber’s Music Blog

6. MD Shah Jaman Hossain

7. Mandiya Joseph

8. POETRY FESTIVAL

9. Lignes invisibles

10. allandnothingsokoya

11. Green Jungle Trekking Tours-Cambodia

12. Pickvitamin.com

13. Cheiko Sairin

14. worldplxhouse’s blog

15. StarTwo

16. MELANATED BLACKNIFICENTS

Real Neat Blog Award, congratulations, 18 nominees!


Real Neat Blog Award

Late in 2014, I made this Real Neat Blog Award. There are so many bloggers whose blogs deserve more attention. So, I wanted to 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. So, I made the award with this logo then.

It is good to see that this award, which later came back to me, since then has gone to many places of the blogosphere. And that some people have made new logos for it; like the one at the top of this blog post.

The rules of this award are:

  • Put the award logo on your blog.
  • Answer the 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
  • Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog.
  • Nominate any number of people linking to their blogs and let them know you nominated them by commenting on their blogs.
  • Come up with 7 questions for the people you nominated.

My seven questions for my nominees are:

1. Who is your favourite visual artist?

2. Which is your favourite bird species?

3. Which is your favourite mammal species?

4. What is your favourite insect?

5. What is your favourite plant?

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

7. If you would be invited to make a space journey, then to which solar system planet would you like to go?

My nominees are:

1. Chocoviv’s Lifestyle Blog

2.The grocery whisperer

3. Casa Albergo Positanonews

4. Dreams and Adventures at Cosy Cottage

5. CqFox

6. selva – vida sin fronteras

7. irevuo

8. Adventure Bound

9. Birder’s Journey

10. BP or not BP?

11. Live life lightly

12. The Happiness Nerd

13. The Luna(tik) Enigma

14. Rain Coast Review

15. Content Catnip

16. MODEL ELENA MOLLY MURGU

17. Ana Seas The Day

18. Thinking Chitalia

Liebster Award, thank you Traveller!


Liebster Award

The Traveller of the Traveller with Purpose blog has been so kind nominate Dear Kitty. Some blog for the Liebster Award. Thank you so much for this kind gesture, and best wishes for your travelling and blogging!

The rules of the Liebster Award are:

1. Acknowledge the blog which nominated you.
2. Answer the 11 questions your nominator asked.
3. Nominate other bloggers.
4. Ask them 11 questions.
5. Let them know you have nominated them.

The Traveller’s questions, and my answers, are:

1. How do you structure your days?

Morning, afternoon, evening, night 🙂

2. Where and how do you work best?

If I can hear and see birds.

3. What’s the best advice you ever received?

Buy a personal computer.

4. Who are your biggest influences? Who do you admire most?

Many people, including Charlie Chaplin.

5. Who or what inspired you to do what you’re doing now?

Reading bloggers’ blogs.

6. What is still your biggest challenge?

There are still old links, not working any more, in my old blog posts from before my blog moved to WordPress in 2011. It will take long before I will be able to correct them all.

7. What are your favourite books or movies?

Peterloo.

8. What surprising lessons have you learned along the way?

Interest in my blog posts from far away countries about which I did not know much.

9. What do you find are [your audience’s] biggest stumbling blocks and what are the best ways you’ve found to overcome them?

Links, videos etc. in older blogs which went dead because other sites changed or went off the internet, videos disappeared from YouTube etc. Whenever I find out, I try to repair this.

10. What’s next for you?

The rest of 2019; 2020; etc.

11. How do you want to be remembered?

As someone who contributed a bit to peace, the environment, etc.

My questions are the same as the Traveller’s.

My nominees are:

1. Some Drunk Blogger

2. _biblio.bing

3. Artist Arnetha Gatlin ™

4. DARLY – LIFESTYLE BLOG

5. going_globe

6. Wild Sensibility

7. Master of Death

8. OUR CROSSINGS

9. DrawWithCartoonist

10. A Jeanne in the Kitchen

11. Alphabet Ravine

12. The Fictitious Mind

13. Tastyislandcrate

14. FuLei Blog

15. Johannes

Sunshine Blogger Award, thank you Mel!


Sunshine Blogger Award

My dear blogging friend Mel has been so kind to nominate Dear Kitty. Some blog for the Sunshine Blogger Award.

Thank you so much for this kind gesture!

The rules of the Sunshine Blogger Award are:

Thank and mention the blogger who has nominated you by linking to their blog.
Insert the logo of the Sunshine Blogger Award in the post.
Answer the eleven questions that are posed to you.
Nominate eleven bloggers [and link to their blogs].
Formulate eleven questions to be answered.
Indicate the rules of the nominations.

Mel’s questions, and my answers, are:

1. Which beach is the best?

The beach in Cuba where I saw a piping plover.

2. What are your favourite things associated with coastal?

Shorebirds.

3. Yellow or blue?

Both.

4. What seafood is your favourite?

Seaweed.

5. Sunshine or sundown?

Sunshine.

6. Anchor or ship wheel?

Anchor when the ship is at a beautiful place.

7. Sunflowers or seahorses?

Seahorses.

8. Seaside or the sea?

It depends.

9. House by the sea or house by the beach?

It depends.

10. What do you think of lighthouses?

My blog got the Lighthouse Award.

11. Do you think Spongebob Squarepants is a nautical nonsense or a hilarious cartoon?

A ‘spongebob fungus’ was discovered in Borneo.

My 11 questions are:

1. Who is your favourite artist?

2. Who are your three least favourite prominent people in politics?

3. Who are your three least favourite prominent people in business?

4. Which is your favourite bird species?

5. Which is your favourite mammal species?

6. What is the best thing which happened to you in 2019?

7. Which film did you see, but wish in retrospect you had not bothered to see?

8. Which book haven’t you read yet, but would like to read?

9. If you would be invited to make a space journey, then to which solar system planet would you like to go?

10. To which country where you have not been yet would you like to go?

11. If WordPress would stop, would you continue to blog elsewhere?

My 11 nominees are:

1. XOG-OGAAL

2. Nico’s Domain – Ignorance Is Bliss

3. Numansh

4. Inspirational Quotes

5. traveller with purpose

6. Environmental Systems and Societies

7. Graffiti Lux Art & More

8. Queen’s end

9. News from Ibonoco

10. Novas Namaste 365 Online

11. notestoponder

Mystery Blogger Award, thank you showdonttell!


Mystery Blogger Award

My dear blogging friend showdonttell of the Just show, Dont tell blog has nominated Dear Kitty. Some blog for the Mystery Blogger Award.

Thank you for this kind gesture!

Thank you, Okoto Enigma, for creating this award!

The rules of the Mystery Blogger Award are:

1. Put the award logo/image on your blog

2. List the rules

3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog

4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well

5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself

6. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people

7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog

8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)

9. Share a link to your best post(s)

10. Answer the questions your nominator gave you.

It is hard to say which of my blog posts I like best. I think

Three things about me:

1. I heard ring-necked parakeets call today.

2. The most visited pages/posts of my blog today are:

Title Views
Home page / Archives More stats 41
The origin of bats More stats 10
Swedish birds eating apples in winter More stats 10
Prehistoric sharks invented suction feeding, new research More stats 9
Origins of animals, plants, fungi, new research More stats 8
Donald Trump’s cronies profiting from Puerto Rico disaster More stats 8
Prehistoric Australian giant kangaroos, new research More stats 7
War profiteers accused of war crimes More stats 7
Trump’s Pentagon prepares mass internet censorship More stats 5
‘Stop Japanese militarist war flags at Olympics’ More stats 5

3. The most visited pages/posts of my blog this year are:

September 12, 2018 to Today

Showdonttell’s questions, and my answers, are:

Q1. What do you do when you are free?

Blogging; birdwatching; or other things 🙂

Q2. Would you kill your friend to save your life or sacrifice your own life for him?

I would not kill anyone, neither my friend nor myself.

Q3. If you had an assignment and a friend of yours was copying your idea, what would you do?

Depends on the situation.

Q4. If you had a choice of changing your past or seeking through your future, what would you choose?

I would prefer knowing about my future; especially if that future would not be immutable, giving me the chance to avoid bad things which I would not have known about otherwise.

Q5. If I give you a chance of being a part of a Sci-Fi movie and tell you to delete your site permanently for being a part, what would you do?

Then I would prefer not to be in the science fiction film; as I have worked at my blog since 2005 and have attracted millions of visits.

My five questions for my nominees are:

1. Who is your favourite musician?

2. Who are your three favourite people?

3. Which is your favourite bird species?

4. If you would be a playing card, would you prefer to be the joker, a king or a queen?

5. What is the best thing which happened to you in this year 2019?

My nominees are:

1. Casa Cal Domino

2. Decor Craft Design

3. Political.Bdnews

4. Jellis’ Blog

5. vatibangla24

6. Me.. Era !

7. Gehad’s Journey

8. INFJ PHD

9. Gaeun Diary

10. A Voice from Iran

11. cocinaitaly

Mystery Blogger Award, thank you William!


Mystery Blogger Award

My dear blogging friend William of the Stories of Ecstasy blog has nominated Dear Kitty. Some blog for the Mystery Blogger Award.

Thank you for this kind gesture!

Thank you, Okoto Enigma, for creating this award!

The rules of the Mystery Blogger Award are:

1. Put the award logo/image on your blog

2. List the rules

3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog

4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well

5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself

6. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people

7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog

8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)

9. Share a link to your best post(s)

10. Answer the questions your nominator gave you.

It is hard to say which of my blog posts I like best. I think this one is one of the best. And so is this one.

Three things about me:

1. I have good memories of Tilos island in Greece.

2. The most visited pages/posts of my blog so far today are:

Title Views
Home page / Archives More stats 35
Tony Blair prefers Boris Johnson to Corbyn More stats 12
Israeli peace activist Uri Avnery, by Adam Keller More stats 12
Poison frog colours, new research More stats 10
Lake Constance birds, sad, some good, news More stats 9
Banjo, by Claude McKay, book review More stats 6
Buddhist teacher Sogyal Rinpoche’s abuse victim speaks More stats 6
Crabs eat dead fish, video More stats 6
Dutch ‘intelligence’ illegally spying on citizens More stats 6
Saudi video maker arrested for filming beheading of woman More stats 5
British Duke of York accused of sexual abuse More stats 5

3. The most visited pages/posts of my blog this month are:

August 4, 2019 to Today

William’s questions, and my answers, are:

1. For how much time you have been blogging now?

Since early 2005. I am on WordPress since December 2011. Before that, I was on two other blogging sites. Which were bought by big corporations which then killed them; so, I had to move twice.

2. What is an advice that you would like to give to other bloggers?

It seems easier for search engines to find your blog if you have a picture or a video on top of your blog post.

3. Would you rather sacrifice yourself for the whole world or sacrifice the world for yourself?

If I would sacrifice the whole world for myself, then there would be nothing for me to live for.

I might sacrifice myself for the whole world, but only if there would be a 100% cast-iron guarantee that then all wars would stop, that all global warming and other attacks on the environment would stop; etc.

4. Would you rather jump from a plane or would you rather eat a cockroach and a lizard?

Neither. I don’t weant to die an awful death. And cockroaches and lizards are interesting animals, which I would not eat.

5. What is one place that interests you the most?

The little auk nesting colony on Spitsbergen.

My five questions for my nominees are:

1. Who is your favourite artist?

2. Who are your three least favourite prominent people in politics or business?

3. Which is your favourite bird species?

4. If you would be a plant, would you then like to grow in a jungle or in a desert?

5. What is the best thing which happened to you in this year 2019?

My nominees are:

1. Medicare health blog

2. Stories of Ecstasy

3. Stephanie’s Book Reviews

4. HIPERBOLA

5. Just show, Dont tell

6. inspiration to reality

7. Eco-intelligent

8. freefashionexposure

9. startachim blog

10. Chaitanya’s Blog

11. dellartista

Real Neat Blog Award, congratulations, 13 nominees!


Real Neat Blog Award

Late in 2014, I made this Real Neat Blog Award. There are so many bloggers whose blogs deserve more attention. So, I wanted to 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. So, I made the award with this logo then.

It is good to see that this award, which later came back to me, since then has gone to many places of the blogosphere. And that some people have made new logos for it; like the one at the top of this blog post.

The rules of this award are:

  • Put the award logo on your blog.
  • Answer the 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
  • Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog.
  • Nominate any number of people linking to their blogs and let them know you nominated them by commenting on their blogs.
  • Come up with 7 questions for the people you nominated.

My seven questions for my nominees are:

1. Who is your favourite visual artist?

2. Which is your favourite bird species?

3. Which is your favourite mammal species?

4. What is your favourite insect?

5. What is your favourite plant?

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

7. If you would be invited to make a space journey, then to which solar system planet would you like to go?

My nominees are:

1. Don Urban

2. Sayer Teller

3. Earl Of Westminster

4. Wonder & Speculate

5. RENEGADE7X

6. MAP 195 NETWORK BY OBAID KHAN!

7. Crushergrub

8. Simply Pao

9. Stories of Ecstasy

10. Armory of the Revolution

11. Reticent Mental Property

12. Joseph Adaeze

13. Calum Murphy’s creative mind