Happy Blogoversary to me!

One year ago today I created this adorable little blog. I have made so many friends through it and it’s been extremely fun. But instead of celebrating myself and my blog on this, my blogoversary, I decided to give out some awards to my fellow yoga blog friends, who make blogging extra fun.

So here they are – in no particular order.


The Ahimsa in Action Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Lisa at Eco Yogini in Halifax, Novia Scotia. She makes ahimsa (non-harming) her top priority every day by striving to be kind to the earth and sharing her journey with us. I especially adore her blog for her sense of humor and personal “overshares”. Also, she’s a newlywed! Congrats!


The Blog Commenter Extraordinaire Ribbon goes to Emma at The Joy of Yoga in New York. She is nearly always the first person to comment on my blogs and always has something witty to say. I love Emma’s blog because she posts creative sequences and heartwarming, funny stories about teaching yoga.


The Sass-asana Certificate clearly goes to Y is for Yogini in California. She manages to stay upbeat and lighthearted while always touching on real issues…with a generous helping of sass. Her tweets make me laugh and her ribbing of the boy yogis around us is good-natured and entertaining!


The Superwoman Medallion is awarded to Rachel at Suburban Yogini in Cambridge. Rachel is superwoman because she blogs more than the rest of us combined. It’s always thoughtful, composed, and honest over at her place. She’s already an accomplished yoga teacher, vegan cook, and partner, and is on her way to being a massage therapist.


The Kick-asana Commemorative Coin goes to The Misanthropic Yogini at Damn Good Yoga in Texas. Because seriously, go look at her asanas! She also maintains a kick-asana and enviable dedicated home and meditation practice while balancing the duties of teaching yoga with school, work, and life.


The Balanced Beauty Plaque goes to Heather at Namaste Heather in Ohio. There’s lots of beauty in this blog. Her ideas are beautiful and so is she, and she’s constantly witnessing the beauty around her. She juggles it all as she strives for balance between personal and professional.


The Million Miles Away Medallion goes to Bree at Yoga Gypsy in East Timor. Because she’s a million miles away but also feels like she could be my next-door neighbor. I love reading about life in East Timor and the important, interesting work Bree does.


The Change You Can See Commemorative Patch goes to Emma at Des hauts et des bananas in Brussels. Emma is using her talents to change the world one day at a time. She’s taking her life by the reins and trying to make more of herself and live up to her potential.


The Orange Awesomeness Award goes to Babs at Babs Babble in Montana. Orange is her favorite color and her blog is just full to the brim of awesomeness. She’s feeling out her way as a teacher and gaining quite a following.

There are lots of other awesome bloggers, but these are the ones who have been there since the beginning (or nearly so) of my blog journey. Thanks ladies!



15 responses to “Happy Blogoversary to me!

  1. well, i obviously need to comment. and first.

    i remember your blog back when the background was black (dark brown?) with funky party confetti all around.

    thanks for the love and lots of love back!


  2. also… back then i thought you were a dude.

    i know male and female jamie’s… i dont know why i went that direction. my bad.

  3. Wow! Thanks for the nod, lady friend. And congratulations for a whole year of On the Mat! Keep writing.

  4. Happy birthday blog… I remember when you were black as well!

    And thank you. I don’t feel like Superwoman most of the time but I’m glad I can still fool you all ;) Kidding! Much love xx

  5. What a fabulous list! I feel super blesses to be in this community of fabulous yoginis. :) Also, thanks for posting the picture of Babs! Now I have a face to a much beloved blog.

    Happy blogoversary!!

  6. Happy Blogoversary! I also remember your brown confetti background! :) You’re thoughts and posts have always been kind, interesting and open. I value them very much!
    Thank you so much for putting me here with this group of awesomeness- and WOW is right about Damn Good Yoga’s asanas! :)

  7. Jamie!
    Thank you for including me as well. I too feel honored to be in a list of such inspiring, beautiful yoginis – YOU included. What a sweet post. My blogoversary is in November so we started blogging very close to the same time last year. Isn’t it amazing the friendships that have formed through this medium. Thanks so much and Happy Blogoversary!

  8. Jamie
    I can’t believe I have been enjoying your blog postings for a whole year now! Your postings are always interesting and thought-provoking and I always leave your blog feeling like I know my niece just a little bit better – which I love! So happy anniversary and keep up the good work! love you!

  9. Happy Blogoversary Jamie! It’s a great milestone :-) Keep up the great blogging! xoxo

  10. happy blog anniversary, nice to visit your blog

  11. Happy, happy blog bday! Isn’t it so much fun? I love reading your very down to earth, honest, and earnest writing. You have a beautiful voice.

    And, thanks for the mention! I’m beaming!

  12. Yayayayayayayyayyy! Happy Blogiversary! Thank Patanjali you’re part of this crazy community. I love that we can all be kooky together. :P And I’m bowled over by my inclusion — this is my first award ever. Thank you so much!!!!!!!! I’m going to be smiling about this for days and days. :) Love u girl!

  13. *jaw drops* aw Jamie thank you, I’m totally blushing behind my screen!
    Happy blogoversary, and I hope there will be many many many to come :)
    *Love and hugs from Brussels*

  14. Happy blogoversary!! Thanks for all the fantastic blogs to check out now too.

  15. wow, really delayed… congrats, lol! hope you are having a fabulous November :)

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