Getting Ready for The Ultimate Blog Party 2008…

by Janice


Click this link to find all the information for the Ultimate Blog Party 2012


We have vacuumed up the pine needles, eaten all the treats, and stuffed all the holiday trimmings back into the bulging, cardboard boxes. The Christmas season is over…

And now it is time for bloggers to get prepared for the blogging party! Yes, it is time for The Ultimate Blog Party 2008, hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom.

But before we get started, we thought we might spice things up with a preliminary contest – a design contest for the Ultimate Blog Party button designs. Last year we had some fantastic designs by Heather. This year we are going to get you into the action.

Click here to vote on the design.
Voting is open until Monday Feb 4th at Midnight Eastern time.

Last year’s Ultimate Blog Party was such a fabulous event – it was the place to be with almost 1000 bloggers participating – that we simply have to party again this year! Just like last year, the party will go for a week, (March 7th to March 14th,) and be packed with prizes. This year’s prize page is already starting to grow, and there will be tons more prizes added before the party starts.

Pamela from Happy Panda will be helping us manage the prize contributors.

If you want to submit a prize for the party, please email Pamela.

Thanks Pamela!

Everyone is welcome to host a prize. All prizes will be listed on our Ultimate Blog Party 2008 Prize Page. The page will be continually updated with new prizes as they are submitted.

Our prize page last year received tons of traffic.

Please Note: Prizes must be for something FREE. Discounts on products and services will not be included. If you are providing a gift certificate, it must be for an amount that can purchase an item.

If you missed last year’s party – or you just want a refresher on how it all worked – click over and check out last year’s instructions and last year’s Ultimate Blog Party post, complete with the Mr. Linky of all the participating bloggers.

We will post again soon with further instructions and details on The Ultimate Blog Party 2008, but for now send in your designs, prize donations and start getting ready for the The Ultimate Blog Party 2008!

And remember, if you want to submit a prize for the party, please email Pamela.

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{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

1 jennifer January 12, 2008 at 9:41 am

That sounds like so much fun, I can not wait until March.


2 Lori January 12, 2008 at 10:25 am

WOOOHOOO..I’m already havin’ fun! I’m new to your blog so I’ll have to read up on last year’s ParrTaY:) Hmmmm, I might have to donate a prize.


3 Stephanie January 12, 2008 at 11:56 am

I’m SO excited about the Ultimate Blog Party! Thanks for the invitation! You can consider this my official R.S.V.P. :)


4 Kathleen January 12, 2008 at 12:10 pm

eeeeeeeeeee! I can’t wait! I had so much faun last year and made some great new friends!


5 OneMommy January 12, 2008 at 12:44 pm

March can’t get here soon enough!!! I’m ready to blog the week away!


6 Adventures In Babywearing January 12, 2008 at 1:47 pm

Wow- last year’s party was AMAZ-ZA-ZING! I can’t wait for this next one!



7 oh amanda January 12, 2008 at 2:08 pm

I’m so excited! The UBP is how I found all my bloggy friends! I was new to blogging and it was the perfect introduction to how great the blogosphere is!


8 jen January 12, 2008 at 4:14 pm

cool!!!!!!!!!! I cant wait


9 peppylady January 12, 2008 at 8:24 pm

I have to think about it. I’m trying to catch up on some items before I do anymore heavy blog partying.
But I’ll pass the word around.


10 Tammy and Parker January 12, 2008 at 8:49 pm



11 Magnolia Mom January 12, 2008 at 11:47 pm

I haven’t been blogging much in the last few months, maybe this will help me get back in the spirit of blogging! :)


12 FireMom January 13, 2008 at 11:42 am

If I have five minutes to get creative in Photoshop, I’ll try to whip something up. Otherwise, I’ll just vote for the awesomeness that someone else creates. :)


13 Racheal January 13, 2008 at 1:14 pm

Sounds good to me


14 Healthy Moms January 13, 2008 at 3:28 pm

I will definately donate a prize. Looking forward to the event!


15 January 13, 2008 at 5:14 pm

I am soooo looking forward to the blog party! I am also donating a prize. Counting down to March!!!!


16 Dawn January 13, 2008 at 9:47 pm

Ya sure, do it while I’m gonna be away LOL


17 Colleen Palat January 14, 2008 at 2:52 pm

Sounds really fun! :)


18 tanyetta January 15, 2008 at 5:36 am

fun times :)


19 Tasra Dawson January 16, 2008 at 1:40 pm

Very cool! Last year was so much fun. Can’t wait for this one too. Bigger and better prizes I’m sure and even more people.



20 melody is slurping life January 24, 2008 at 3:21 pm

Party girl reporting in. I can’t wait for this year’s bash to make new friends and mingle with old friends.


21 Jenny February 1, 2008 at 10:30 am

hehe cool. I wrote about wanting to see another party. Then here it is. :)


22 Tara B February 1, 2008 at 3:55 pm

I am so new to all of this “blogging” stuff, but what a fun and exciting way to get thrown right into the mix of it all! How fun!! Can’t wait!!


23 Ivan Girl February 2, 2008 at 12:11 pm

i hope to be active here and participate in the UBP for this year… =)


24 Brenda Prentice February 5, 2008 at 2:30 pm

I am so in on this. Thanks for the invite!


25 Gjovana Skrela February 7, 2008 at 11:15 pm

You are the “Bentley” of Vacuum cleaners! You can bet I’ll let all of my friends and relatives know that just because I won mine, they don’t know what luxury they’re missing out on!


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