Real Neat Blog Award, my 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. Sharmishtha Basu’s poetry

2. Sanasino

3. London Geek

4. Șic și clasic – “Chic & Classic” luxury fine arts, entirely handcrafted, original design

5. Nigeriama

6. Rashid’s Blog

7. Coalition for American Wildbirds

8. A Beautiful Relationship

9. The Applied Ecologist’s blog

10. aristonorganic

Liebster Award, thanks so much Emilia!


Liebster Award

My dear blogging friend Emilia of the blog BookBug’s World… has been so kind to nominate my blog for the Liebster Award.

Thanks so much, Emilia, and best wishes for you and your blog!

Here are the rules of this award:

Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog!
Give your readers 11 random facts about yourself.
Answer the 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you.
Nominate 11 bloggers to receive this award.
Come up with 11 questions for your nominees!

11 facts about me are:

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

Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 69
New Zealand FlagNew Zealand 5
Australia FlagAustralia 5
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 4
China FlagChina 4
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 4
Canada FlagCanada 4
France FlagFrance 2
Malaysia FlagMalaysia 2
Japan FlagJapan 2
South Korea FlagSouth Korea 2
Philippines FlagPhilippines 1
Hungary FlagHungary 1

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

Top Views by Country for 30 days ending 2015-05-28 (Summarized)

Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 6,710
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 1,761
Jamaica FlagJamaica 701
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 544
Canada FlagCanada 375
Australia FlagAustralia 339
Germany FlagGermany 283
France FlagFrance 272
India FlagIndia 174
Romania FlagRomania 157
Belgium FlagBelgium 126
New Zealand FlagNew Zealand 114
Norway FlagNorway 113

3. Which blog posts and pages attracted most visits so far today?

Title Views
Home page / Archives 7
Most hated animals top 50 3
Edward Snowden ‘is a hero’, Apple founder says 3
Bahraini king’s sexual harassment of Lebanese singer 3
Very Inspiring Blogger Award, thank you Vijay! 2
Will innocent Guantanamo prisoner be free at last? 2
Abused Peruvian ex-circus bear’s rehabilitation 2
Obama lizard became extinct with dinosaurs 2
PJ Harvey song about Guantanamo prisoner 2
Spanish republicans organize referendum on monarchy 2

4. Which blog posts and pages attracted most visits yesterday?

Title Views
Home page / Archives 28
‘British politician abused children’ 21
Stop wasting food, petition in Britain 19
Buddhist clerical sexual abuse in the Netherlands 12
NSA spying and Germany 6
Helen Keller photo rediscovered after 120 years 6
Poisonous caterpillars infest Spurn Point in England 6
Rubens, Rembrandt, differences in what they painted 6
Most hated animals top 50 6
New ‘apeman’ species discovery in Ethiopia 6

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

2015-04-28 to Today

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

Search Terms for 30 days ending 2015-05-28 (Summarized)

Search Views
helen keller 8
nigel farage wife 6
poisonous caterpillars 5
egyptian sarcophagus 5
the oldest tortoise in kenya 4
sexism in yemen 4
will the whales be migratingoff of camano island?? 2015 4
jim murphy and blairism 4
ruach ministries scandal 4
slave market jakarta 3
crow gives little girl gifts 3

7. Which search terms brought most visits to my blog ever since it moved to WordPress in December 2011?

All Time

Search Views
iguana 433
watergate scandal 386
prostitution in bahrain 366
egyptian sarcophagus 324
poisonous caterpillars 303
atsinganosaurus velauciensis 257
napalm girl 249
iraq war 208
long tailed tit 200
cercopithecus lomamiensis 189

8. On which links did visitors to my blog click most this year?

Clicks for 365 days ending 2015-05-28 (Summarized)

URL Clicks
en.wikipedia.org 1,137
WordPress.com Media 412
rspb.org.uk 93
nos.nl 85
morningstaronline.co.uk 78
theguardian.com 70
snopes.com 67
independent.co.uk 63
wsws.org 63
allytimberwolfblog.wordpress.com/2014/01/26/butterfly/ 62

9. Which referrers referred most to my blog this week?

2015-05-21 to Today

10. Which referrers referred most to my blog ever since it moved to WordPress in December 2011?

All Time

Referrer Views
Search Engines 301,485
WordPress.com Reader 13,754
Facebook 6,828
WordPress Dashboard 5,352
Twitter 3,628
mail.yahoo.com 3,046
topix.com 1,761
en.gravatar.com/petrel41 1,279

11. Which search engines referred most to my blog ever since it moved to WordPress in December 2011?

All Time

Referrer Views
Search Engines 301,486
Google Search 215,583
Google Image Search 56,272
Bing 13,948
Yahoo Search 8,208
AOL 1,293
Google Mobile 838
Ask.com 818
Yahoo Image Search 699
duckduckgo.com 550

My answers to Emilia’s questions are:

1. Mountains or sea? One can find beauty in both.
2. Walk or bike? Walk.
3. Sweet or salty? Salty.
4. Hot&humid or warm&breezy? Warm & breezy.
5. Beer or wine? Pineapple juice.
6. Airplane or car? Bus.
7. City or farm? City.
8. Ice cream or sherbet? Ice cream.
9. Mystery or Romance? Both.
10. Sunbathing or hiking? Hiking.
11. Hardcover or paperback? Depends on the contents.

My eleven questions are:

1. Which country have you never visited yet, but would you like to?

2. Who is your favourite musician?

3. Which politician, anywhere in the world, should resign?

4. Who is your favourite sports person?

5. Who is your favourite author?

6. Who is your favourite visual artist?

7. Which is your favourite quote?

8. Which is your favourite food?

9. Which is your favourite blog?

10. Which is your favourite news site?

11. Where would you blog if your present blog host would stop?

My eleven nominees are:

1. ON VA TOUS MOURIR

2. The Hairy Housewife

3. CIGUDEG pleis bilong tu mi

4. Be Like a Lady

5. Chista Note

6. This Labyrinth I Roam

7. tsuyopinn blog

8. mysuccessisyoursuccess

9. Cindy Knoke

10. Kaligrafi Nusantara

11. Talains Photography Blog

Versatile Blogger Award, thanks Eye-Dancers!


Versatile Blogger Award

Mike of the blog Eye-Dancers has been so kind to nominate this blog for the Versatile Blogger Award.

Thank you so much for this generous gesture, and best wishes for you and your blog!

Here are the rules for the Versatile Blogger Award:

Thank the person who gave you this award.
Include a link to their blog.
Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award with links to their blogs.
Finally, post 7 things about yourself. (Answer the questions from the person who nominates you, and then ask 7 of your own.)
Also remember to add the Versatile Blogger image to your post.

My answers to Mike’s seven questions are:

1. You have the opportunity to step into a time machine and choose any destination you want: past or future. When and where would you go?

The White House in Washington, D.C. in the USA, in March 2003. To stop the Iraq war just before it started.

2. When you were growing up, did you have an idol? If so, who was it?

Melina Mercouri.

3. You have three choices, and only three: you can watch either a 007 movie, an Alfred Hitchcock classic, or a reality TV show. Which one do you watch?

Alfred Hitchcock.

4. What do you enjoy most about blogging?

Many things … including making hyperlinks to more information than is in my blog posts themselves.

5. What is something about you (it could be a hobby, interest, talent–anything) that most of your friends would be surprised to learn?

Years ago, I used to be fairly good at long-distance running.

6. If money were not an object and you could do anything you wanted for a career or profession, what would you do?

Start a media business to counter lies by Rupert Murdoch, Silvio Berlusconi and their ilk.

7. There are three items on the table in front of you (only three!): a chocolate bar, a Stephen King paperback, and a Rubik’s Cube. Which of these do you reach for?

The chocolate.

My seven questions for my nominees are:

1. In which city, town or village (except where you live), anywhere in the world, would you like to live?

2. In which city, town or village (except where you live), anywhere in the world, would you never like to live?

3. Which screen do you watch more: computer screen or TV screen?

4. Do you watch sports on TV?

5. If yes, what is your favourite sport on TV?

6. What is your favourite kind of music?

7. What is your best experience so far in 2015?

My 15 nominees are:

1. It Is What It Is

2. Heirloom

3. Dragos Calinescu

4. Animalcouriers

5. Chasing Color

6. nightwithdeer

7. Peterson Ssendi

8. Celebración de la voz humana

9. Will the real reality please stand up!

10. Kintal

11. Minding My P’s With Q

12. Seeing Spots Photography

13. Micheline’s Blog

14. Good Music Speaks

15. Maria Luisa Marcelino

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