Countdown to the Ultimate Blog Party…

by Janice

In a matter of hours the party will start!

  • For all of you who are ready and waiting for the Mr. Linky to come up so that you can be the first on the list – the Mr. Linky will go up at 12am Eastern March 2, (9pm Pacific March 1.) That is tonight! For a refresher on how the party will work click here and if you have questions about Mr. Linky or other party related queries click here.
  • Everyone’s a Winner!

    Thanks to Amy Deanne of 160 Acre Woods, we have got party favors! Click here to find out how to get yours!

  • How to Win the Blog Party Prize You Want the Most – In order to help you get the prize you want, we are letting you submit a wish list. Click here to read how it works.
  • We have finalized all of the details on the prize listings page. Please check your listing and email us right away if you see a problem.
  • We are experiencing some technical difficulties. If you come to the site and it is down – please do not panic. It will be back up momentarily. We know why this problem is occurring and will avoid the situation during this next week so that our site will hopefully not go down during the party. Next week, we will update our wordpress and try to get the problem fixed. Thanks for your understanding.
  • Wondering what to post about? Remember only one post needs to be your “party post.” The rest of the week you blog as usual. Just remember to link to your specific party post url or have your party post as a sticky (that means it remains all week as the top post on your home page) so that everyone can easily find your party. (If you don’t know how to do that, you can always link to your party post in your top post every day so that people can be redirected to your party.)

    As for what to post about – you can do whatever you want. It is your party! Just try to include a bit of small talk (introduction to yourself and/or your blog) for newcomers to learn a bit about you. You can include music, videos, photos, recipes, etc. Whatever you want!

    Oh – and you should probably link back to the party so that your readers know what you are doing! ;) And include an open invitation – everyone is welcome! Party goers (must be attending, linking and posting a party post on their blog) have until 12pm Eastern, March 8, to sign the Mr. Linky to be included in the big prize draw. (We will no longer be accepting new prize listings.) All this info is included here and here.

See you all soon! :)

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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kari March 1, 2007 at 6:38 pm

I’m excited!
am typing up my blog party post right now (ok not THIS moment exactly but it’s in another tab waiting)!


2 Adventures In Babywearing March 1, 2007 at 6:50 pm

AH! Seriously, I can’t wait! My party post is ready and waiting…. : )


3 eph2810 March 1, 2007 at 8:12 pm

Do I use just the “Blog Party” button on top of the post? I am sure said it before, but I am a little slow here…

Hope you are doing well, Janice..


4 Janice March 1, 2007 at 10:06 pm

Great question Iris!

No you do not need to show the button on your post although you are welcome to. You can take any of our banners (Heather made us a new one that I will use on my post tonight) or our button and save them to your server and use them.

We want you to be free to decorate your party as you wish. So do whatever you want – just link back here so that people know where to link up and join the party. :)


5 Sarah March 2, 2007 at 4:38 am

This is totally fun! I love this site and I love all the other blogs I’m discovering. The world is large, but right now it feels like a cozy living room!

Sarah in Canada


6 Sharon March 2, 2007 at 4:36 pm

I have posted a party post but I am still a little confused about signing in with Mr Linky.
Sorry know ya’ll are busy with party details.


7 Amber March 3, 2007 at 10:46 am

Fantastic idea, ladies! I’m a bit late but am thrilled to be #450 on your illustrious list!


8 GP March 3, 2007 at 2:48 pm

greetings susan and all.. i’m late too. I submitted our blog aways back? Can i still play?
GP in Montana


9 Elizabeth March 4, 2007 at 2:06 pm

My post is up! Thanks for doing this!


10 Amy H March 4, 2007 at 6:10 pm

So many blogs…where do you start?

Can’t wait to *meet* some of you!!


11 rjlight March 6, 2007 at 1:23 pm

okay, the button is on my post — as usual–I’m running late so late for the party. I am tech challenged so don’t know what I am doing? What should I wear?????:)


12 Sabrina March 8, 2007 at 12:57 pm

Forgot about the party! I’m finally here!


13 JackieWks March 9, 2008 at 8:07 pm

why oh why is mr linky sending me to :

Unconscious Mutterings ???


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