Respect Award, thanks unbolt and Paul!


Respect Award

Thanks to unbolt and Paul of the blog wwwpalfitness, Dear Kitty. Some blog has been nominated for the Respect Award.

Thank you for this kind gesture!

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. Quiéretetú

2. fotodigitalenten

3. Արսեն Նազոյան

4. GENDER & SEXUALITY IN WORLD CIVILIZATIONS

5. Big Blue Dot Y’all

6. Johannewordpress’s Blog

7. kindness over cruelty

8. PROGRESSIVE / LIBERAL VIEWS

9. JGoodWithSports

10. It Is What It Is

Brotherhood of the World Award, thanks Unbolt and noblethemes!


Brotherhood of the World Award

Thanks to unbolt, and to noblethemes, this blog now has been nominated for the Brotherhood of the World Award.

Thank you so much!

The rules of this award are:

Thank and link back to the person who nominated you for the award.

List the rules and display the Brotherhood of the World Award logo to your post and/or blog.

Answer the questions sent to you.

Nominate (around ten) bloggers.

Create your set of questions for your nominees.

The questions at noblethemes, with my replies, are:

1. If you had the power to make one change to our world, what would you change?

Stop all wars.

2. What do you consider the most meaningful social change to come out of the 1960’s?

At least some improvements for women and LGBTQ people.

3. If you could time travel, which era do you want to go and why?

To the White House in the USA in March 2003. To stop George W Bush from starting the Iraq war.

4. Who is or are your role model(s)?

I don’t really have a role model. There are several people I appreciate: Melina Mercouri, Rosa Luxemburg, Charlie Chaplin, James Connolly, Nelson Mandela

5. What did you want to do when you grew up and what are you doing now?

I once thought of becoming an explorer. At the moment, I am blogging :)

6. Where do you see yourself in 10 years time, and what will you be doing?

I don’t know where yet, but I will probably still blog.

7. Why do you use social media?

To contact and learn from people all over the world.

8. How has social media changed your life?

Blogging: much. Twitter: also somewhat. Facebook: not; as I am not on Facebook.

My questions for my nominees are:

1. Which blog post do you consider your best one so far?

2. What was the best comment ever on your blog?

3. Did you make blog posts receiving much more attention than you expected? Which one, for example?

4. Did you make blog posts receiving much less attention than you expected? Which one, for example?

My nominees for the Brotherhood (or Sisterhood) of the World Award are:

1. Pacific Northwest Life in Photographs

2. Animalista Untamed

3. My Strange Family

4. Chol Palai

5. Teacher as Transformer

6. Author Erika Kind

7. We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident

8. Fictional machines

9. VERDE DESPERTAR

10. Shut that negative noise off!

Dedicated Blogger Award, thank you Xena!


Dedicated Blogger Award

My dear blogging friend Xena of the blog We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident has been so kind to nominate my blog for the Dedicated Blogger Award.

Thank you so much for this kind gesture!

The creator of this blog wrote:

Blogging, some say, is losing ground on the Internet. Many people are now using Twitter or Snapchat or Instagram to convey their thoughts, leaving the more ‘old-fashioned’ blog behind.

But there are those who understand that, sometimes, a long form is best. Who know that it takes time, and craft, and WORDS as well as images to convey a thought, and to start a conversation.

This Award is dedicated to those bloggers who consistently provide wisdom, inspiration, kindness, gentleness and truth to the world through their blogs.

This is a my “thank you” to you. Please, pass it on!

There are no rules, but I suggest that the award be posted on the blog. If the theme does not have borders for posting the award, then consider a page (not post) for awards and putting it on the menu of your blog.

Here are my nominees for this award:

1. Eye-Dancers

2. Idealisticrebel

3. It Is What It Is

4. Առլեն Շահվերդյան. հեղինակային բլոգ-կայք

5. nightwithdeer

6. What’s Wild in Cornwall

7. Animalcouriers

8. Travel with Mukul

9.

10. Making Waves Outreach ⚘ Flyers For Animal Rights

Real Neat Blog Award, congratulations, all my 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 :)

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 2016?

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. S.T.R.E.S.

2. Books by Sharmishtha Basu

3. Cornell’s words

4. Bird Brained Science

5. Leeds No Borders

6. SOARE ŞI LUNĂ

7. mlambertsphotography

8. Eastwitching

9. De bec et de plumes 2016

10. Arizona Bird Watcher

Real Neat Blog Award, congratulations for everybody!


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 2016?

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. Picturia

2. Matthew Toffolo’s Summary

3. L’autocollant

4. Mridupawanblog

5. Bird Feed

6. My Blog for WOMENinSHADOW

7. Calais Migrant Solidarity

8. haydenatkins

9. Andy Hall

10. Chubby Witch

Real Neat Blog Award, congratulations 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 :)

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 2016?

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. littlesilverhedgehog

2. Rajat Pradhan

3. Kosmogonic

4. Assil Taha

5. Exotic Inspirations

6. wee little penguin

7. Saunsea

8.

9. Bent On Love

10. limseemin

Saudi Arabian monarchy arrests blogger Badawi’s sister


This video from Germany says about itself:

Amnesty International Germany supporters and Raif Badawi‘s wife Ensaf Haidar in Berlin gathered at the Saudi embassy and called on Saudi Arabia to free the blogger and other prisoners of conscience – May 22, 2015.

From the Canadian Press:

Sister of jailed blogger Raif Badawi also detained in Saudi Arabia

Samar Badawi detained for allegedly posting messages on Twitter account of her brother’s lawyer

Jan 12, 2016 10:06 PM ET

A group that is supporting jailed blogger Raif Badawi says his eldest sister has also been arrested in Saudi Arabia.

The Raif Badawi Foundation says Samar Badawi was detained Tuesday for allegedly posting on the Twitter account of her brother’s lawyer, Waleed Abulkhair.

News of the arrest was also announced on Twitter by Badawi’s wife, Ensaf Haidar, who lives in Sherbrooke with the couple’s three children.

Foundation spokeswoman Evelyne Abitbol said Samar Badawi is being detained at the same prison as her brother and Abulkhair.

Raif Badawi, who is not a Canadian citizen, was arrested in 2012 for his criticism of Saudi clerics and was convicted in 2014.

He was sentenced to 10 years in jail as well as 1,000 lashes. He received the first 50 last January during a public flogging. His imprisonment has drawn widespread condemnation both internationally and in Canada.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said last month he had no “immediate plans” to call Saudi Arabian authorities to ask that Badawi be freed.

Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion did raise the matter with his Saudi counterpart, Adel Al Jubeir, when they met in Ottawa on Dec. 17.

They discussed the state of human rights in Saudi Arabia as well as Badawi’s case, and Dion reiterated a request for clemency.