Last year I participated in my first ever Ultimate Blog Party and I had a blast! I met so many wonderful people like Alicia (Making Time for Mommy), Jill (Musings from Me on Kids, Preteens and Teens), Kendra (All & Nothing), Stacey (Mom Renewal Project), Stacey (29 Lincoln Avenue), Theresa (Being Refined as Silver) and, last but not least, Jen from Eighty MPH Mom, where I’m now a contributing blogger.
The Ultimate Blog Party is a virtual “meet and greet” for bloggers and vloggers that’s hosted by Susan and Janice from 5 Minutes for Mom. The party will start at 12:01 AM on Friday, 1 April and continue until 11:59 PM on Friday, 8 April. To follow the party on Twitter use #UBP11 (make sure you follow @5minutesformom so you can keep up~to~date on all the party info).
To participate in the party, all you have to do is:
- Publish a “party post” to your blog ~ a party post is a post introducing yourself and your blog to other party goers
- Add your blog URL and/or a link to your Facebook page and/or your Twitter profile to the appropriate McLinky on this post at 5 Minutes for Mom
- Visit as many blogs and Facebook pages as you can and talk to people on Twitter throughout the week, be sure to let them know that you found them through UBP11
Besides making new bloggy buddies, you’ll also have the chance to win some awesome prizes. Here’s a list of last year’s prizes, the ones for this year haven’t been announced yet, but I know they’ll rock! Sometimes, bloggers also host giveaways on their own blogs, so be on the lookout for those contests as well.
Have you ever participated in a blog party? Will you be joining UBP2011? If you’re participating, don’t forget to grab an Ultimate Blog Party badge!