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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

more thanks

i've been noticing a recent surge in hits to my blogsite, thanks to more websites who've found my site worthy of a mention:

to di-ann eisnor at platial.com, who announced their new mapkit tool and was nice enough to use the los angeles yoga studio map on my site as an example. here are some excerpts from that press release, dated october 31st:

PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bloggers and Web site owners can start building maps with their community members in seconds by using a new MapKit from Platial.com. Users can sign up at http://www.platial.com/mapkit, cut and paste a snippet of code into the site, and in seconds they're able to easily create and share places of interest directly with their readers. Because there's no new programming to learn, the interface is simple, easy-to-use, and can be customized to complement any Web site. This new community-building map tool - once available exclusively at Platial.com - can be used on any Web site and most blogs...
More than 4,000 sites are already publishing Platial user-created maps, building community and generating content. The blogger behind the "The Accidental Yogist" Web site was one of the first Platial users to publish her map. Her community of yoga enthusiasts has created a map of 67 yoga studios in the Los Angeles area, and more are added every week. The map is also available on Platial, so visitors to Platial.com can benefit from this community's work...

to danura at danurasana.blogspot.com in brunei (!), who included my site on her list of "fav yoga links" and had this to say in her november 15th post:

...There are other good sites, outside of Asia, like the accidental yogist also from Santa Monica who..
"writes about all the facets of yoga life in los angeles: the studios, the teachers, the events, and everything else that continues to make LA the yoga capital that it is."

to gigi at grandcrossing.blogspot.com in los angeles, who's included my site on her collection of "awesome" links. nice! (** and my deepest apologies for having left this off my original post).

to sarah matalam, aka rashidsmom, at nanaynirashid.blogspot.com in manila, who has my site tagged as "LA yoga studios" on her list of yoga sites. come to think of it, it does describe what my blog's all about...

to nikki meyers in indianapolis and the editors at payscale.com, who somehow associated my recent philadelphia yoga experience with teacher certification (huh?) in their article on a yoga teacher's salary:

What is your yoga teacher salary or pay rate?
My pay rate per walk-in student is $15 dollars. For a private class, my fee is between $45 and $60 dollars. If a special therapeutic style is involved, then my pay rate tends to go more towards the $60 dollar range. A Yoga
teacher salary can vary depending whether or not you have a yoga instructors course certification, you know, a certification teaching yoga.

to elsie escobar at elsiesyogakula.com in los angeles, who referred her readers to my thanksgiving class compilation in her thanksgiving schedule post on november 17th:

Now if any of you are just dying to take a class during this holiday weekend and you cannot make any of my classes check out this post! the accidental yogist has done a fantastic job at getting all the schedules together for all of us Los Angeles yogis, take a class, just for plain ‘ol thankfulness!

to revive studios in chatsworth, who recently included a link to my write-up about my visit to their studio on their home page.

and lastly, to whomever it was who added my site to the blog roll on the new outside.in/santa_monica website. it's nice to know that someone believes i have something relevant to say about the santa monica scene :) i wonder if i should tell them that i also write about other neighborhoods, such as los angeles and the valley...

thanks to all of these bloggers, more readers are visiting my site. i just hope they're finding what they're looking for!


Blogger Sid said...

I don't yet do yoga, but adding to the international following, Shalom from Israel.

3:32 AM  
Blogger joni said...

much peace to you, too, sid!

3:44 AM  
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8:24 AM  
Blogger Danura said...

Hi Joni :) thank you for the mention and enjoy your birthday! Danura

10:56 PM  
Blogger joni said...

thanks, danura! and it's turning into a great birthday so far, especially since my alma mater, UCLA, just beat our crosstown rival, USC, in a football match everyone was convinced we were going to lose! go bruins!!!

5:35 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Joni, it's just now that I got to say thank you for the mention. I am a negligent Technorati update reader.

Thanks again and looking forward to some mat sessions in the LA studios you mentioned in September.

1:09 AM  
Blogger joni said...

not a problem... i totally understand. with my busy schedule, i barely have time to write, much less read what others have written!

9:58 PM  

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