Real Neat Blog Award, congratulations for the 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. The Reader and the Book

2. 518-songofmypeople

3. Justin Fenech

4. Thabotrueman

5. J is for Journey

6. Celluloid In Seattle

7. disabledsingleparent

8. victorjonathan

9. The Platonist

10. i am uniquely and wonderfully made.

11. Scopeguideblog

Liebster Award, thank you Jyotee!


Liebster Award

My dear blogging friend Jyotee of the poetry blog Life is all about PAIN has been so kind to nominate my blog for the Liebster Award.

Thank you so much for this generous gesture!

The rules of the Liebster Award are:

Thank the blogger who nominated you.

Nominate bloggers for the award. Notify them on their blogs.

Answer ten questions.

The ten questions and my replies are:

1. What was your first post on WordPress; provide the link?

I started blogging at other sites in 2005. However, these sites stopped. On 8 December 2011, I wrote my first blog entry especially on WordPress; it was about the Occupy Wall Street movement in the USA.

2. If you are given a chance to meet people following you in WordPress who would you meet first and why?

At the moment, 3,697 people subscribe to my blog. I value all of them; this number makes it hard to single out one person.

3. When do you generally write, morning, daytime, evening or night?

Usually morning, daytime, evening.

4. What is the piece of writing you wrote that is close to your heart?

A poem I wrote in 1999 about the war on Yugoslavia in that year.

Here is its English translation:

Milica Rakic

Milica Rakic from Belgrade.
Milica Rakic never voted for Milosevic.
Milica Rakic is three years old.

Milica Rakic learns a new word every hour.
Milica, do you see that butterfly?
Milica, that is a blackbird.
There, Milica, a dragonfly flies.
Fairy’s horse, vilan konjic, in Serbo-Croatian.

Milica Rakic did not become an ugly fourteen-year-old girl.
Milica Rakic did not become a beautiful fifty-eight-year-old woman.
Milica Rakic will not become a hairdresser.
Milica Rakic will not become a world-famous author.

Between Milica’s blood, the bomb splinters,
in Latin script,
Made in USA.
Or: Made in my country?

5. What is writing for you?

One of my favourite activities.

6. How often do you write?

If I am somewhere where there is an Internet connection, then I usually write every day.

7. If you have to choose between writing and wealth, what would you choose and why?

If I would be offered wealth, on condition that I would never write anything again, then I would refuse the wealth. As there is so much to write about.

8. Best and most beautiful thing of your life?

Birds.

9. Source of inspiration for writing?

I have many sources. There are forty categories of subjects on my blog.

10. What type of person are you (in five words)?

Pro-peace, love for animals.

My nominees are:

1. Paris: People, Places and Bling

2. beautifulkindofthoughts

3. zoe169

4. Denisa Aricescu Poezii

5. JSC: Jamaicans in Solidarity with Cuba

6. Paris & Les Deux-Sèvres en photographies

7. TheReporterandTheGirlMINUSTheSuperman!

8. Animalcouriers

9. Clanmother

10. Noir

Blogger Recognition Award, thanks Sahana!


Blogger Recognition Award

My blogging friend Sahana of the blog Jazz lily has been so kind to nominate Dear Kitty. Some blog for the Blogger Recognition Award.

Thank you so much for this friendly gesture!

The rules of this award are:

(1) Write a post to show your award

(2) Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you

(3) Write a brief story about how you got started blogging

(4) Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers

(5) Nominate 15 deserving bloggers

I started blogging in January 2005 at ModBlog; which went down the drain as it was sold to a big corporation.

My advice for new bloggers is:

1. Add images or videos to your blog posts to make them more attractive.

2. Use Zemanta to find more hyperlinks and/or images for your blog posts.

My 15 nominees are:

1. Deidra Alexander’s Blog

2. THINGS WE NEVER SAY

3. mountainsinlife

4. Moorbey’z Blog

5. Pacific Northwest Life in Photographs

6. craftybitsblog

7. The Dad Poet

8. butimbeautiful

9. Interesting Literature

10. Eye-Dancers

11. Live2EatEat2Live Blog

12. P e d r o L

13. Joy’s Travel

14. Idealisticrebel

15. My Botanical Garden

Real Neat Blog Award, congratulations, all 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. Animal Planet Lover

2. Top Cats Online

3. STOP ANIMAL ABUSE

4. Weekly Art Post

5. word and silence

6. Luke Atkins

7. cristina alecsandra`s blog

8. Style and a Half

9. Guido Franco Ferrari

10. United States Hypocrisy

3 Day Quote Challenge, third day


3 Day Quote Challenge

Paul of wwwpalfitness blog has been so kind to nominate my blog for the 3 Day Quote Challenge. Thank you so much for this kind gesture!

Rules: Post three quotes for three consecutive days, and nominate three new bloggers to take on the challenge each day and thank your nominator.

My quote for this third and final day is:

Power is wonderful. Total power is totally wonderful.

Contrary to many other quotes on my blog, this is not a quote with which I agree. I quote it as a warning about how the mindsets of dictators work.

The quote is by Madame Nhu (Trần Lệ Xuân). She was the First Lady of the puppet dictatorship in South Vietnam from 1955 to 1963. She was the wife of Ngô Đình Nhu, brother and secret police boss of dictator Ngô Đình Diệm. A fanatically right-wing Roman Catholic in a mostly Buddhist country, she made the laws conform to religious anti-women rules of ‘decency’; making her the only woman allowed to wear ‘sexy’ clothes. She rejoiced in violent deaths of Buddhists.

My three nominees of today are:

1. Joëlle Jean-Baptiste – Author

2. Denisa Aricescu

3. natycalinescu

3 Day Quote Challenge, second day


3 Day Quote Challenge

Paul of wwwpalfitness blog has been so kind to nominate my blog for the 3 Day Quote Challenge. Thank you so much for this kind gesture!

Rules: Post three quotes for three consecutive days, and nominate three new bloggers to take on the challenge each day and thank your nominator.

My quote for this second day is:

It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt. Mark Twain

My three nominees of today are:

1. If I Ruled the World

2. Rachel Poli

3. Adventure Bound