The Ultimate Blog Party 2010 Is Coming

Ultimate Blog Party 2010
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The Ultimate Blog Party has started

You can find the main post and linky’s here! The party will run April 9th – 16th. Don’t forget to leave a comment over at the main party post to be eligible to win prizes.

It is about friendship, growing your network, and having some good old fashioned blogging FUN!

If you are partying with us for the first time… The Ultimate Blog Party has become an exciting tradition in the “Momosphere”. It is a bloggy carnival where participating bloggers publish a “party post” introducing themselves and then party hop through the linky lists meeting other bloggers.

The blogging life is about relationships — meaningful friendships that grow out of sharing who we are and getting to know one another. And like real life friendships, online friends need a place to meet and mingle.

So if you want to grow your network, meet new friends or promote your site, get ready for the Ultimate Blog Party 2010!!!

Myra“I started blogging last year right before the UBP. It was amazing to participate because I met so many incredible women who welcomed me into the blogging community. The UBP was an incredible experience and I highly recommend it for both new and seasoned bloggers.

It is a wonderful way to make awesome connections and to get your brand “out there” – not to mention the amazing prizes!

Can’t wait for the UBP ’10!”

— Myra from My Blessed Life

Sharon“I was seriously considering throwing in the “bloggy towel” the morning of UBP ’09… but after an incredible day of meeting new and inspiring bloggers I was totally recharged and revived! And here I am now a 1,000 readers later!

Thanks guys for throwing such a fun party! I’m really looking forward to UBP ’10!”

— Sharon from Good,True and Beautiful

During the week of April 9th – 16th, the blogosphere will be partying carnival style — jumping through our MckLinky lists of participating bloggers.

Last year, the Ultimate Blog Party 2009 had over 2000 bloggers participating and our UBP related pages had over 55,000 page views, with the actual party post receiving over 25,000 page views.

We also held our first UBP “In Real Life” parties. Bloggers in Los Angeles, New York and Nashville had the treat of meeting up and mingling in person while being entertained by several talented artists, Chris Mann, Leslie Mills and Diane Birch.

Each event was also streamed live, so that we could all take part in the fun.

To get a feel for what’s going on here, check out last year’s party post.

We’re still in the works planning this year’s events so stay tuned for details on local meetups and live streamed parties.


Tweet It Girls, #ubp10

This year again we be using Facebook and Twitter to promote the UBP ’10.

So make sure you don’t forget to invite your Facebook friends and Twitter followers. Please use hashtag #ubp10.

Join the Ultimate Blog Party 2009


Of Course We’ll Have PRIZES!

The Ultimate Blog Parties always have an enormous outpouring of prizes.

Stores, sites and blogs of all sizes can donate prizes and get in on this fantastic advertising opportunity.

That’s right… promote yourself. Your blog rocks and everyone should know about it. Donating a prize scores you a spot on our high traffic prize page.

Go here to Donate a Prize!

There will be so many prizes, we’ll again bring in Pamela M. Kramer from Happy Panda to help us manage and award all the prizes. Thanks so very much Pamela!!!

The prize list will grow and grow at our Ultimate Blog Party 2010 Prize Page.


So how do you party with us?

(Simplified version. Details here.)

Both BLOGGERS and NON-BLOGGERS can party with us (and be eligible for the prizes) at the Ultimate Blog Party.

Between Now and April 8th, 2010

  1. If you want to gain extra awareness to your site or blog, you may sign up to donate a prize. Find out more about Donating A Prize for the UBP 10.
  2. Add a UBP 10 Button in your blog’s sidebar and write a blog post inviting your readers to the party. (You don’t want your friends to miss out!)
  3. Prepare a fun post introducing yourself and your blog. This will become your Party Post that you will publish on April 9th and add its url to the MckLinky here at 5 Minutes for Mom.

    Your party post can be whatever you want it to be. It may be short and sweet or elaborate with photos, videos or slideshows. You could include recipes for party foods, party decorating ideas… whatever says “party” to you!

    But do NOT publish it yet… wait until April 8th or 9th.

During Party Week April 9 – 16, 2010

  1. Read and comment on the main Ultimate Blog Party 2010 party post to be entered in the draw for PRIZES.

    We will publish our party post on April 9th at 12:01 Eastern. (But please everyone try not to hit the server all in the same second… in previous years the massive traffic has brought down the server. If the site won’t load, please watch for updates on Twitter at #ubp10.)

  2. If you have a blog, publish your party post on your site, include a UBP ’10 BUTTON, and tell us which prizes you want if you win.
  3. Add your blog url AND/OR your facebook link AND/OR your twitter link to the appropriate MckLinky that will be published in our party post on April 9th.
  4. Visit tons of blogs, facebook pages and follow new twitter friends from the MckLinkies. (To be eligible for prizes, we ask that you visit and comment on at least 20 blogs.)

If you have any questions, you contact us.

Thanks so much for being a part of 5 Minutes for Mom and we will see you soon!

Click here to get the codes for the UBP ’10 buttons and banner.


  1. says

    I am SO excited about the UBP ’10. Last March, I had just started blogging and had no readers except for my family. Then I heard about the UBP and it all changed. I look back at the UBP as the single event that really launched me into blogging. Thanks so much for hosting it again this year!!

  2. says

    I can’t wait for the UBP! If you haven’t participated in it yet this is one of the best opportunities for Mom Bloggers to really get their brand noticed, reach out to more blog readers, gain new subscribers and of course make new friends. This will be Healthy Moms second year participating, I wish we would have participated the first year that we were online. We can’t wait to meet new bloggers and find more interesting Mommy Blogs to share with our readers. We are also planning on donating a prize once again. Thank you Janice for posting this information! We will have your button up on our site later this afternoon.

  3. says

    How fun to see my goofy face on your blog! Thanks ladies!

    I have my calendar marked for April 9th and I’m so excited to meet some more incredible folks around the blogosphere… making those connections, learning from others, and finding encouragement is what I LOVE about blogging!

  4. says

    I’ve never participated before, but I’m excited! I already grabbed a badge and submitted a prize… Yay for parties. :-)

    Will there be a list of local parties? Seems there should be one in Dallas… a lot of mommy bloggers in Texas!!

  5. says

    I had just started blogging before last year’s party… and I only discovered it when it was almost over (although even that little bit of time participating was awesome)! I’m so happy that I get to get in on this from the very start this time! Have already submitted a prize, posted the button, etc…. can’t wait for the party to start! :-)

  6. says

    This is the first time I’ve heard of the UBP, and I’m *so* in! What a great way to meet people and get involved in the blogging community!

  7. says

    I am excited for this year’s UBP! I participated last year and had so much fun. That was how I learned of 5M4M, through another blogger when she participated. I am so glad I found you guys! :)

  8. says

    One of the people I follow on Twitter tweeted about this, and it sounds great! However, I’m not a mom. Is it exclusively for moms, or are others free to participate as well?

  9. says

    I’ve enjoyed participating in your Ultimate Blog Parties. It’s given me the opportunity to meet new bloggers, catch up with those that I’ve lost touch with and just have fun.

    I’m glad to hear that you’ll be having another party this year.

  10. says

    So looking forward to this again this year! It sure is a great way to meet so many bloggers. Last year I met and followed so many that are still in my reader. Can’t wait!

  11. says

    I’m looking forward to this too. I last participated in 2007 and enjoyed every moment of it. I had a small affair with Facebook when it first started but now I’m back to blogging – fully committed!! :-) I’m working on some freebies and giveaways too. I’ve even asked my boss if he’d donate something and he hinted about an iPad….. so stay posted!!

  12. says

    I joined the UBP’09 last year, just after I started blogging, and I met so many great bloggers! I can’t wait for this year’s party!!

  13. Jeannine M says

    I’m new to all of this…not sure if I’m doing everything right. I did add a UBP button in my blog…would love to win the laptop!

  14. Christina says

    Even though I’m not a blogger, I love participating in the party and having the chance to win prizes! Many women replied to my posts, so there’s also the possibility of making great friends! I’d recommend it to anyone!

  15. says

    So, this sounds fun but do you have to be a mom to participate? I am mostly a book blogger but I am getting into doing some product reviews as well and love to party with bloggers…lol

  16. says

    I’ve been seeing tweets about this and finally decided to see what the excitement was all about. Wow! I’m a new blogger and UBP sounds like so much fun. So glad to see experienced bloggers talking about this can’t miss event! Now, to figure out how to do the button.

  17. says

    I am so excited, I really want to meet many bloggers! I can’t wait. I will try to write a lovely post that represent me by the 8th. I hope people will stop by.

  18. says

    A friend told me aboout the PARTY…Donated a prize, posted your button to my sidebar and blogged about the “PARTY” inviting my readers to come along. Now I just have to link my blogpost back to 5 Minutes for Mom! on April 9th. See you at the PARTY!!!!

  19. says

    Thank you so much for this fun ULTIMATE BLOG PARTY. I enjoyed last year’s so much and am really looking forward to this years! I so appreciate that it’s open to us moms (and dads) who are in the never-aging Baby Boomers Generation – including all us Grandparents. :) :) :) Can’t wait for Friday! :)

  20. says

    I’m so excited for the party!! Like, Myra, I had just started blogging last year, right before the party started. I know I will have a blast this year too!

  21. says

    I’m very excited I found this today. This will be my first year participating in UBP can’t wait to meet some new people and discover some great blogs. Well time to start writing my post. See ya tomorrow!

  22. says

    Do you realize that you repeat the numbers several times in the us section, us and Canada section and international section? So if I say I want #1, how will you know which #1 I am talking about? Perhaps you have plans to change this but I just wanted to help you avert a disaster!

  23. says

    I have been blogging for about a year and I just found this on 3 blogs that I follow and decided to sign up as well! Looks like a fun time!

  24. says

    Missed getting in on it last year, so I am very excited to have made it this year! Cannot wait to discover new blogs and meet their authors

  25. says

    Aloha 5minutes for mom! What an exciting day and experience. I have never done anything like this. I’m a Maui girl and my blog is The Artful Hawaiigirl. I am offering beautiful prizes and would love to meet many new friends. I’ll be sending my prizes anywhere via Priority International mail. Have fun everyone!

  26. says

    I am so excited for this blog party!! Please come visit my blog! I love to meet new people and can’t wait to see other bloggers and share in their lives as well.

  27. says

    I am new to blogging and hope to “meet” many, many new bloggy “friends”. Please stop by and see me and introduce yourself. I will do the same :)

  28. says

    Can we say ROOKIE???? I just, and I do mean just, started a blog. I’m clueless, but want to learn everything as quickly as I can. So looks like I’ll be checking out this party!

  29. says

    I’ve been having a bit of blog frustration,myself lately. I saw this, this morning with all the great comments about past experience & I’m going to hop in!! Thanks for hosting this!

  30. says

    Party Party Party! I can’t believe that it has been a year since your last one! I so loved meeting new bloggers last year and can’t wait to meet even more this year! THaankkksss for the UBP!!!

  31. says

    Thanks so much for your hard work in getting this up and going. I am on the West Coast and I gave up last night because it was so busy. It’s a great thing you are doing and we all truly appreciate your efforts.

    NOW LET”S PARTY!!!! Woohoo!!!

  32. says

    I just started blogging and came across this party via twitter, LOVE the concept! This is my first year participating and I can’t wait to see.

    Thank you so much ladies for putting this on!

  33. says

    I love the UBP!!! I can’t wait to join in!
    I’ve met so many incredible bloggers this way!

    Thanks for the BIG IDEA!!!
    It’s great!

  34. says

    I just found out about the party and wanted to join in. I am new to blogging so this will be a great way to meet people and learn more about blogging.

  35. says

    This sounds like tons of fun! This will be my first time participating but I’m looking forward to “meeting” other new bloggy friends!

  36. Cindi says

    I am so happy that you let us non-bloggers participate! I love learning about new
    sites and the bloggers that own them. Many thanks, Cindi

  37. says

    This is my first time trying a blog party! I am excited….I am a soon to be mom and looking to connect with other mothers! I am excited to get my friends involved and get connecting!

  38. says

    Thanks! This will be my first ever blog party. I look forward to meeting new people. I already have seen some great blogs, seen some of my already-favorites, and have welcomed new visitors to mine. What a great idea! Very fun!

  39. says

    So excited for my first Blog Party-but I think I screwed up!! When I did the McLInky, I put down my regular blog addy instead of the direct link to the post. Is there any way to change that? Can someone help an old lady out???

  40. says

    This is my first party! Look forward to meeting a lot of you while growing my network. Come check out my store, blog, FB page and twitter page!
    I am also giving away sippy cup labels and bag tags!!

  41. says

    I blogged all about this UBP and I am so excited. I recently celebrated my 1 yr blogging anniversary with a new name and new look and so excited to be a party of UBP 2010.

  42. Heather Kelly says

    I will be posting it on my Facebook, myspace, and Twitter! I haven’t created a blog yet, maybe on Monday when my husband goes back to work and things aren’t so crazy! I can’t wait to check out some new blogs!

  43. says

    I truly hope I’m doing this right. I’ve finally finished a post regarding this bloggy party. So, I go blog-hopping and other blog-hoppers will come see me right?

  44. Terri calderon says

    Wow! It just gets better and better,where were all you when I was raising my youngons? 29 my oldest,16 the babe. Can’t wait to explore.

  45. says

    I am having so much fun with this event! Thank you so much for putting this together. I have met so many great bloggers out there. Fantastic!

    I have the banner and button up on my post…I did not specify a prize to win- too many great ones to choose from, although with all the great folks that are stopping by my blog- I am already a winner!

    Thanks again!

    Kelly from Mom Got Blog

  46. says

    SLEEP?!?! SLEEP?? WHO NEEDS SLEEP? This is quite the party! I don’t want to miss a moment! (oh no, don’t fear a cheesy 80’s karaoke breakdown..)
    I am having a blast and meeting so many people. Such great and innovated sites out here!

  47. says

    My first time to join the blog party too. I’m so excited! I’m actually getting a few commenters & it’s because of all you great bloggers doing this for us all!

  48. says

    thanks for stopping by the lily pad. I love being thrifty and saving $$! Nothing like a great deal. look forward to reading your blog on GFC:) Good luck, hope you win a fab prize #UBP10!

  49. says

    Thanks for hosting this guys! This sis the first year I have heard about the UBP- and I am hooked! I am finding so many new bloggers to say hello to!

    Thanks ya’ll for hosting this shindig!

  50. says


    i catching this a little late, just found out about it, so i will check out other participants and connect through comments, thanks for sharing, i’ll try to do this early next time.



  51. says

    Oh this sounds like fun! I’m a newbie in the bloggy world and this sounds interesting!
    Checked out the prizes!
    Completely loving US11,41,43,56,69 and USC 64,56,55,52,45,15.
    Glad I saw this before all the fun was over!

  52. says

    I just started blogging and love your blog and I am so excited to take part in this year’s UBP! There are so many wonderful blogs and this is a great way to learn about them and read some amazing posts and ideas. Thanks Moms!!!!

  53. says

    Wow. I’ve had a lot of fun finding new blogs! Some of my favorite new blogs are: Susannah’s Kitchen Aprons, cupcakesprinklesinlife, product review place, Stop, Drop and Relax, The Activity Mom, Mud MamA, MOMMAFO, SCRIBBLEPRINTS, KRISTIGRIEM, INITIALSINC, INDAWAY DESIGNS, YOUR RETAIL HELPER, SPIT HAPPENS, AND ESPECIALLY COMING CLEAN!!

    Woops…just realized I had the caps lock on!

    I am donating 3 prizes myself, but these are the prizes I would love to win! Everything is wonderful, but I especially like: INTL #13, #15 and US 46. The rest I would love in any order: INTL: 1, 6 and 14. US 11, 20, 23, 68, 79, 111, and 115. USC 14, 23, 24, 53, 56.

    Can’t wait to hear who earns my prizes and which ones, if any, I win! Thanks so much!

  54. says

    An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto a colleague who was doing a
    little homework on this. And he in fact bought me dinner due to the fact that I discovered
    it for him… lol. So allow me to reword this….
    Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending time to discuss this
    topic here on your blog.


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