Ultimate Blog Party 2011

Ultimate Blog Party 2011


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


Come on in — the ULTIMATE BLOG PARTY 2011 is HERE!

Ultimate Blog Party 2011 - Mom Blogs Link UpWelcome! You have made it to the right place — this is the place to party April 1 through April 8 for the Ultimate Blog Party 2011.

We are Janice and Susan, the twin bloggers behind 5 Minutes for Mom and we are so excited you are joining us for our FIFTH annual Ultimate Blog Party!

The Ultimate Blog Party is just that — the ultimate place to party and meet new friends, (but no babysitters, airplanes, or tickets necessary!)

If you are new to the UBP and you are wondering what is going on…here is a quick explanation of how to party virtually — blogger style!

Yes — it really is quite simple! Write a party post on your site, sharing a bit of what you and your site are all about, and then add the URL of that party post to the applicable linky list below.

Then start partying! Blog hop through the linky lists, leaving comments and making friends as you go!


Oh and don’t forget to enter for the prizes! THIS YEAR we are handling prizes DIFFERENTLY…

To enter to win the Prizes on the Prize Page you must fill out a PRIZE ENTRY FORM. You can submit it any time before midnight Friday April 8th. So take your time and browse the prize listings, because in your entry form you will have the chance to indicate your top prize choices from the incredible Ultimate Blog Party 2011 Prize Pool!

We will ALSO do separate random draws for a $100 Visa Gift Card from our Featured Prize Sponsors for each of the Linky Lists and for two $100 Land’s End Gift Cards drawn from the Comments section.

Our Kids Have the Party Started…

It is a tradition for us to throw an Ultimate Blog Party with our kids every year. In fact, as February rolls around, our kids start asking us when we are having our Ultimate Blog Party. They love the chance to dress up, jump on the furniture, and eat cupcakes, all in the name of blogging! So, of course, we had to party!!!

Susan with Sophia and Julia

Janice with Olivia and Jackson

It is so fun to watch our kids grow up over the last five years with our UBP party videos! Here are the UBP party posts from the last four years:

UBP 2007
UBP 2008
UBP 2009
UBP 2010

What 5 Minutes for Mom is all About…

It is always a little difficult to explain 5 Minutes for Mom. It is a bit of a hybrid of a site. It is our personal site, infused by our lives as moms, bloggers, and business owners, but it is also about more than us… it’s about YOU! It is about the Bringing Moms Together through the incredible power of the online mom community.

We are here to inspire, support, connect, encourage, empower, and entertain you. And we don’t do it alone — we have a great group of writers, editors, and guest contributors. In fact, if you are interested, you can find information here about joining our team and we have a form for guest post submissions.

There’s Even More Partying This Year…

Ultimate Blog Party 2011 - Mom Blogs Link Up

The Ultimate Blog Party LIVE

This year, we will have two LIVE interactive UBP11 Events:

The Ultimate Blog Party LIVE — 9-11pm EST, Thursday, April 7th, 2011

The UBP LIVE will be a video simulcast on MomTV and 5 Minutes for Mom where Susan and I chat via web cam and text chatting with YOU! We will have a few TOP bloggers around the country that we will live stream in during the UBP LIVE as we talk about hot blogging topics!

Twitter Live Event on Monday night April 4th

The #UBP11 on Twitter — 9-10:30pm Eastern, Monday, April 4th, 2011

This will be an hour and a half dedicated to getting to know each other on Twitter with questions about blogging, social media and YOU! We will host a special Twitter Handle RSVP for this event so you can find and follow the other participants easily. Check back for that post this weekend.

There will be tons of virtual partying going on this week and it all ENDS — 11:59pm Eastern, April 8, 2010. (Well, the link lists will live on forever and you can keep blog hopping for weeks and months to come… but the ‘official’ party will be over.)

Entries for the fabulous prizes close at 11:59pm Eastern, April 8, 2011. And then we will begin trying to draw ALL those winners! Please have patience!

Now that the party has started…

  1. If you have a blog, publish a “party post” on your site. (You may want to prepare this post ahead of time, so that you’re ready to link-up as soon as the party starts.)
  2. Add your blog url AND/OR your facebook link AND/OR your twitter link to the appropriate Linky that WILL BE on this very post.
  3. Visit tons of blogs, facebook pages and follow new twitter friends from the Linky.

And remember to follow @5minutesformom and watch hashtag #UBP11 on Twitter.

We will open comments on this post when the party starts on April 1st.

Remember to post an Ultimate Blog Party badge on your site and invite everyone to party with you!

Entries for the fabulous prizes close at 11:59pm Eastern, April 8, 2011. And then we will begin trying to draw ALL those winners! Please have patience!

Add Your URL’s HERE to PARTY at the Ultimate Blog Party 2011

You must PICK ONE category to add your Blog link. There are Linky Lists below for the following categories.

  1. Mom Blogs with Product Reviews and Giveaways
  2. Mom Blogs with very Little Product Emphasis
  3. Christian and Religious Blogs
  4. Specialty Blogs
  5. Business Blogs
  6. Daily Life and Opinion Blogs
  7. Dad Blogs

You can ALSO add your Facebook and Twitter to the Linky Lists titled…

  1. Facebook Pages
  2. Twitter Handles

If you want a further explanation of what a Linky is and why we choose Linky Tools to host the party links, click here for our detailed explanation.

Mom Blogs with Product Reviews and Giveaways

Mom blogs that include product related posts and giveaways. If your blog is PR friendly and you don’t mind being contacted by brands, include your site here.

One Random Winner from the following Linky List will win a $100 Visa Gift Card
Provided by:

Kristie from Saving Dollars and Sense
Follow Kristie @sawickis – Like Saving Dollars and Sense

WINNER: #142 – Food And Fun in the 419

Mom Blogs with very Little Product Emphasis

Mom blogs focusing on personal narratives that rarely include giveaways or product related content. If you’re a Mom Blogger who prefers to delete emails from PR folks, your site likely belongs in this list.

One Random Winner from the following Linky List will win a $100 Visa Gift Card
Provided by:

Jody from Mommy Moment
Follow Jody @mommymomentblog – Like Mommy Moment

WINNER: #220 – A Class of Her Own

Christian and Religious Blogs

Blogs with an emphasis on Christian or Faith related topics. If you often blog about your faith and you want to connect with other faith-based bloggers, add your link here.

One Random Winner from the following Linky List will win a $100 Visa Gift Card
Provided by:

Lesa from Bear Haven Boutique
Follow Lesa @ilovebearhaven – Like Bear Haven Boutique

WINNER: #280 – A Grace-full Life

Specialty Blogs

Photography, Cooking, Crafting, Homeschooling, Shopping, Couponing etc

One Random Winner from the following Linky List will win a $100 Visa Gift Card
Provided by:

Abbey from Living My MoMent
Follow Abbey @LivingMyMoMent – Like LivingMyMoMent

WINNER: #384 – Easy.Everyday.Eats.

Business Blogs

Entrepreneur, Work at Home, Social Media, Internet Marketing, SEO or Blogs associated with a company or online store

One Random Winner from the following Linky List will win a $100 Visa Gift Card
Provided by:

Wendy from Kiboomu
Follow Wendy @kiboomu – Like Kiboomu

WINNER: #52: – One2One Network

Daily Life and Opinion Blogs

Wide open range of blogs including Political, News and Celebrity topics

One Random Winner from the following Linky List will win a $100 Visa Gift Card
Provided by:

Jen from Pipsqueak Boutique
Follow Jen @jenkirkpatrick

WINNER: #210 – Diary of a Nouveau Soccer Mom

Dad Blogs

Guys, we don’t want to leave you out!

One Random Winner from the following Linky List will win a $100 Visa Gift Card
Provided by:

Sarah from Home Based Working Moms and www.SarahCampbellOnline.com
Follow Sarah @_Sarah_Campbell – Like HBWMoms

WINNER: #9 – The WDW Dads

Facebook Pages

List your Facebook Page if you want others to take a look and possibly “Like” it. If you add your link here, please make a significant effort to visit many of the others and “Like” those that appeal to you.
IMPORTANT – Include the FULL Link to your Facebook Page
eg http://www.facebook.com/5minutesformom

One Random Winner from the following Linky List will win a $100 Visa Gift Card
Provided by:

Emily from ColoradoMoms.com
Follow Emily @ColoradoMom – Like ColoradoMoms

WINNER: #453 – SemperFiMomma


Include your Twitter url here if you want to connect and engage with other party-goers on Twitter. If you list your handle here, please make an effort to follow many of the others.
IMPORTANT – Include the FULL Link to your Twitter Profile
eg http://twitter.com/5minutesformom

One Random Winner from the following Linky List will win a $100 Visa Gift Card
Provided by:

Joan from Pedal Cars and Retro and A Rocking Horse To Love
Follow Joan @TheToyExperts and Like Pedal Cars and Retro and A Rocking Horse To Love

WINNER #207 – @donnascupoftea

TWO Random Winners drawn from the COMMENTS SECTION will win a $100 Land’s End Gift Card
Provided by: Land’s End

#261 – Susan from Learned Happiness
#333 – Holly from Popsicles and Pigtails


To enter to win the Prizes on the Ultimate Blog Party 2011 Prize Page you must fill out a PRIZE ENTRY FORM.

THANKS so much for being here! — Janice and Susan, co-founders of 5 Minutes for Mom

Learn more photoshop tutorials to make your own customized party invitations.


  1. says

    O.K., I’ve already messed up by posting more than once. Feel free to fix this for me. And I’m so sorry! (P.S. I didn’t put the incorrect Twitter link there–it just showed up!)

    Thanks so much for hosting this amazing party. I can’t wait to make new bloggy friends!

  2. says

    Thanks SO much for putting this together again this year!! I was amazed at the number of online friends I met through last year’s party!! Can’t wait for this week!! :)

  3. says

    So excited to participate in my second year of the UBP! It was so much fun last year & I’m sure this year will be no different! (Just better maybe 😉

  4. says

    This is SO MUCH FUN! I love it. Hope everyone has a great time. Can’t wait to find a bunch of wonderful new blogs to follow. I guess my name gives it away, but I’m a daddy blog. In case you care, I’m also on Twitter @adaddyblog and at facebook.com/adaddyblog, but then I suppose that’s all listed above. Have a wonderful party everyone!

  5. says

    Oy!! In my haste to get my link in, I listed myself in two spots before I really read through them! Ooops…sorry!

    Excited to see some new blogs and make some new connections!


  6. Kaye Swain says

    Another great party, y’all! Thank you so much! Off to meet others, including other grandparents, caregivers, and more!

  7. says

    Thanks for doing this every year! I am excited to participate for my third UBP! Can’t wait to visit new blogs this week!

    Cascia Talbert
    The Healthy Moms Magazine

  8. says

    So, I didn’t read the directions and accidently added my blog to the wrong list….sorry! I tried to delete it, but couldn’t. I want my blog listed in “speciality” blogs not “product review and giveaways.”

  9. says

    Sooooo excited to party with you…even virtually! Looking forward to checking out lots of great blogs this week! Thanks 5 minutes for mom!

  10. says

    Thanks so much for all your hard work. I’ve been looking forward to this excitement for months! I can’t wait to meet new friends again this year.

  11. says

    I’m very excited again for UBP – this is my 3rd year joining! I can’t wait to explore new blogs!
    Can’t wait for the Monday night tweet up to gear up with loads of information that I know will be tweeted!

  12. says

    Yay! It’s party time again. Thanks so much for hosting this great event. It gave me the boost I needed when I’d just started my blog and now I’m here to support even more bloggers!

  13. says

    I am #15 on the Christian blogger list. Please remove my blog. I didn’t realize but in my haste, I added to the wrong list. So please remove Long Wait For Isabella from the list. It is number 15.

  14. Nolie says

    So happy to be partying with you ladies again this year. Last year my blog was brand new and I met so many wonderful people.

  15. says

    WOW! So stressful waiting to begin. This is my first time. I had NO idea this was so big! LOL. Nice to “meet” y’all! Hope to visit as many blogs as I can- please stop by mine or our Stories for the Homeschool Heart Facebook page with 900 + members.

    Heading to bed- what a night! :)

  16. says

    I am so excited to meet new friends and to be a part of this great party! I have a an awesome prize I am donating! $50 Just Jewelry gift certificate. Good Luck to everyone!

  17. says

    Thanks for throwing this awesome party. Glad it’s kid friendly because that seems to be all I can do lately! I’m so excited to participate for my 2nd year. You guys know how to rock it!! I’m already getting ideas for next year.

  18. says

    I LOVE surfing the Ultimate Blog Party every year! Thank you ladies for coordinating and hosting this wonderful event for our Blogging Community!!

  19. says

    Thanks for hosting this incredible party! I’m your newest follower. I’m sure that won’t last long. 😉 You are the most popular blog on the planet right now!

  20. says

    I don’t know how I did this twice but I linked in the wrong category. I should not be under the giveaway category or the specialty category. Maybe it’s from trying to do this one handed with a baby in my lap… please advise how to delete my entries.

  21. says

    Joining in for my fourth year. Thank you Susan and Janice for all you do for the blogging community. Really enjoyed the video with the kids. They are growing up so fast!

  22. says

    I’m so grateful for you Janice and Susan! I have to laugh, because it took me forever to figure out how all this works. I think I know a little more than I did 1 hour ago (or more)! I look forward to the party and meeting others who may be just like me!!

  23. says

    YAY!! I made it! Got my party post up (at almost 2am LOL) and I’m off to bed… gotta work at 8am! I will be BACK again in the morning!! Thanks so much for hosting another awesome UBP!!

  24. says

    I must say that I am glad that you have planned for this to be a week long event. There are so many nice websites and blogs out here in blog-land. I don’t want to miss a moment, but I will need to sleep. Thanks for great planning!


  25. says

    I’m so lovin’ this blog party. Thanks Barbie Swihart for turning me onto this! I’ll finally be able to read other moms blogs and get people to read my own because, in the famous words of Dr. House, “I’m that good!” Tootles! e

  26. says

    Just finished my party post (#225 under Mom Blogs with Product Reviews and Giveaways). Look forward to getting to know everyone. Please feel free to enter my giveaways, some of which are open internationally. Thank you so much for hosting the party, Janice and Susan. YOU rock!

  27. says

    Woo hoo! This is awesome! I’d never even heard of your site before today, and suddenly I started seeing posts all over the place about this Ultimate Blog Party and I had to come check it out! :-)

    Johanna at Mama Chocolate
    Family life, tips for mom, reviews, giveaways and more!

  28. Shelagh says

    Wow! There are so many link ups already and the party has barely begun. I am not a blogger, YET, I plan to be blogging by the the time UBP 2012 tolls around. In the meantime, I am going to enjoy exploring lots of new blogs this week. Thanks.

  29. says

    OOOPs! I totally didn’t read in my rush to get my links up and signed up for more than one category. Do you guys have a delete function?

    • says

      You’re not the only one, Rachel. Thankfully. I don’t feel so alone in my mess up now. lol It was my exuberance that led me to it. (Yes, that’s my story, and I’m sticking to it. lol)

      I don’t think there’s a delete option, though… :-)

  30. says

    So glad to be joining this virtual gathering of bloggers again!!! (My second season)
    I just recently discovered the awesomeness of Lands’ End too, great prize here and all over this party!

  31. says

    This is so awesome and I am extremely glad to be back for the fourth year! (My goodness, has it really been four years already!?) Looking forward to connecting with everyone and thanks so much for continuing to coordinate this event year after year.

  32. says

    WOW it feels like Christmas! I love, love, love UBP. This is just my second year but I am so excited to get hopping and meet everyone!

  33. says

    Hi! This is my first time participating in UBP! Looking forward to checking out some of the other great blogs out there and making new connections!

  34. says

    Hi! This is my first year participating in the Ultimate Blog Party 2011 and I’m already kicking myself for missing it last year! lol Can’t wait to find some great new blogs to follow! :)

  35. Julie Arduini says

    Just when I think you can’t make the UBP any better…you do! Wonderful. And of course each year I sign on the wrong column, I don’t have a giveaway this year but AM a Christian blog.

  36. says

    Ladies, Thanks so much for hosting! I apologize for my over zealousness (if that’s even a word!) that i added to several lists because I didn’t read the instructions first! I can’t wait to see all the other blogs this weekend – I’m getting lots of “mommy alone” time this weekend and all I want to do is catch up and meet new bloggers!

  37. says

    I accidentally added my link to the wrong list — You can biff #101 – Happy Little Homemaker on the no product mommy blogger list if you want it corrected.

    So sorry!!!

  38. says

    What a great idea! I’ve been blogging on and off for several years, but I’ve somehow missed this until this year. Now I’m off to write my “party post” and joing the party!

    Thanks, ladies!

  39. says

    Such a great idea! I’m not a mom but I play one a lot to my six year old nephew and my cat with spinal damage who’s been in a denim diaper for four years!! Does that count??

    ; )

    I also donated a prize from my http://www.bohopets.com pet portraits and gifts for animal lovers site. I hope it got in in time!

  40. says

    I am so excited to be able to be apart of this this year. I had to miss last year because my blog was down BUT I am so thankful that you guys keep doing this every year!

  41. 1955nurse says

    I’m a Wife, Mother (of 2), Mother-in-law (of 1), and Grandma of 3…. I LOVE the Blog parties and being able to find new sites to follow! But I just think that the contests and giveaways have almost become an exercise in futility for myself (& the others like me – there ARE alot of us, believe it or not!!!) to even take the time to read, enter giveaways etc. WHY? Because you have geared EVERYTHING towards those that ‘Tweet’!!! Those of us who only subscribe, follow and connect w/Facebook don’t have a chance anymore………. just sayin’…… ;-((

  42. says

    Hey Susan & Janice – I love my fellow Canadian mom bloggers! I joined the party late last year for my first time & had so much fun, I knew I had to do it again this year. I had lots of fun creating my party post this time and I’m looking forward to the new friends I’ll make. :) Thanks again for hosting this & for all your hard work to create this space for us to party and get to know each other!
    Blessings, Jacquie

  43. says

    Wow, I am new to blogging with a little over 3 1/2 months and seeing all these blogs blows my mind! I just hope I did everything correctly. I guess someone will let me know if I goofed? Can’t wait to see what this produces!

  44. says

    Thanks so much for this fun party! I love finding so many new blogs. My eyes are swimming with them. lol The prizes are awesome too.

  45. says

    Ladies, I can’t imagine how hard you must be working to pull this off! It’s just amazing. Thanks for the fun and all the chances to win!

  46. says

    oops! I didn’t do a good job of reading the first time and I put my blog on more than one entry! How can I remove it?? Sorry :)

  47. says

    Janice and Susan,

    Just came across your Party through some bloggy friends – how much fun! I am Marketing Mama and partner with http://www.famgrab.com, Atlanta’s best family focused deal site, now in 13 cities! Not only do we have super great deals just for families and give back 10% of our net proceeds to children/family related charities biweekly, but we also have an area on our site to promote Mom bloggers! Each two weeks we promote a new blogger, and they get an area of our site for their logo/link and also an area to post their tips/tricks/giveaways/whatever and we also give them exposure through our FB posts and daily emails to our subscriber base. We are thrilled to help out our mom friends get more exposure, and would also be thrilled to join your party! But where? Do we qualify anywhere?

    All the best,
    Cecilia Rowe

  48. says

    Picking a category was HARD, because I don’t know what my blog is or what I want it to be! :)

    I am a Mom Blog without giveaways, but would LOVE to start doing some!!, I am Christian/Religious, but still have soo much to work on! and I would love to use my blog to promote my card making business…

    looking forward to checking it all out this week!! thanks for hosting

  49. says

    Linking up again this year! Thanks for hosting this awesome party! Question: I filled out the prize entry form and noticed it said that the Twitter handle was “required”. I don’t use twitter so will I be out of the running??? :(

  50. says

    My second year joining the Ultimate Blog Party! I had so much fun last year! Can’t wait to get done with work today so I can have some fun this year!

  51. says

    The party is on! This is such a great way to meet other bloggers. We just started our blog a few months ago, and have already had great success. Come on by and take a look:

    Feel free to contact us, we would love to collaborate on any projects or ideas other bloggers have! Thanks for hosting this event.

  52. says

    This is my first year participating. Plan to have a blog post up today…. probably during naptime. LOL Thanks! This looks like fun. I am excited to connect with so many of you. Already found 11 new blogs to add to my reading list LOL

  53. says

    I didn’t think I would feel like partying this year, but I’m so glad I decided to get in on the fun again! Thanks again for such a great party!

  54. says

    Thanks so much for all your work in putting this together! I’m passing the word about this great bash on to all of my blogging students – what a great way to promote their blogs!

    • says

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  55. Shari says

    I’ve enjoyed the UBP every year, I think — so happy to be here for this one, too! I LOVE the new organization to it. Kudos!

  56. says

    This is so much fun! I love the prizes, i’ve loved hopping around on the other sites today (when I should be working, ahem). Thanks for the giveaways and opportunities through UBP 11!

  57. says

    I see some friends here already and I’m looking forward to making new ones!

    So many blogs… it may take me a couple months to get through. Thanks so much for coordinating such a fun party 5 Minutes for Mom! :)


  58. says

    THANKS so much for putting this party together! This is my first time and I’m so excited to be a part of it! 😀 What a great way to meet new people! <3

  59. says

    This is my first time here and to join the Ultimate Blog Party. Still trying to figure out what I need to do!! Yikes!! I added the badge and am figuring out a blog post.

  60. says

    I love this idea! I wanted to let someone know I accidentally signed onto the wrong blog–the first one. Can you delete that link? I’m so sorry about that.

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to meet other crafters and artists. This is wonderful!

  61. says

    Looking forward to another great party this year! I’m so impressed by how hard you work to make this bigger and better each time – you ROCK!

  62. JoeyfromSC says

    This seems like alot of fun!! I’ll try to be at the twitter party on 4/4!

    Thanks for the chance to win great prizes!!


  63. says

    Love, love, love how you’ve divided up the blog links into categories! I’m having so much fun hopping through the specialty blogs and finding new crafty bloggers to stalk!

  64. says

    I’m starting out and am hoping this will help me meet some other people in the blogging world! Currently I only have facebook and twitter but am in the process of expanding… Hopefully for next years UBP I’ll be ready!!!! Thanks!

  65. says

    Hi there! I’m a new follower of your awesome site and I just joined your awesome party. Thanks so much for making this party! This is so fun! Can’t wait to meet and find new friends!

  66. says

    yayayayayayayayayyaay!!! I’m so excited that the party has started! I’m not sure if my prize got accepted. If not that’s ok! I will check the list of prizes again soon.

    Anyway, I’m having so much fun visiting blogs. I am hosting giveaways every day during the party. I’m looking forward to giving away goodies! YAY!

    Off to read some more blogs. Happy partying, everyone! Be sure to make a party stop by my blog!

  67. says

    Thank you for hosting the Ultimate Blog Party again this year, ladies. I had so much fun meeting new people last year. Have a great weekend.

  68. says

    Thank you so much for hosting! I linked up relatively early for my time zone this morning and was amazed at how fast your linkys were filling up. This is a blast!

  69. says

    Thanks for hosting this! I accidentally added my name to the first list… You can delete it if you’d like to! (I belong on the second list, and added my blog there after realizing my mistake!)

  70. Amber Smith says

    Yay, I can’t believe it’s been a year already!! Thanks for all the hard work and organizing it must take to throw the UBP’s. Also thank you to all of the generous sponsors!

  71. Karla Sceviour says

    Wow! What am awesome thing to do! I love this! I filled out the form! Alot of great prizes! Thank you for doing this! :-)

    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

  72. says

    i oopsied and clicked the link for product reviews and giveaways and put myself on that linky list.. sorry! i got to my real list and added myself there. Sorry!!

  73. says

    I cannot wait to link up for UBP11!!! I participated in this last year and had an absolute blast! Will be getting everything set tomorrow!! WooHoo!

  74. says

    Love the UBP! I think I’ve participated every year. There are so many great blogs that I will never get to them all! I like that blogs are separated by category. I think I finally got my twitter link to go up correctly, but I just can’t get the link to work properly. I’m copying and pasting from my profile page, but it doesn’t work, and when I try to type it in myself it doesn’t work either. I swear I’m not tech-tarded! LOL Hope everyone has fun!

  75. says

    Thanks for the great party. Like last year, I feel privileged to be in the DadBlogs category. I look forward to more participating Dads, but there will be great odds for all of us at winning the $100 Visa GC from @_Sarah_Campbell

  76. says

    Eeek! I think I put my blog on two different lists but I can’t find them now to delete one!! I’m so sorry. I’ll keep looking as I click on different blogs!! Love the UBP!!

  77. says

    I finally realized I had to leave you guys a comment also so I came back and wanted to say Thanks for hosting such a great party with prizes to boot! This is my first one and I hope I did everything right. I did fill out the form and what prizes would be great but really I would love them all. Thank you so much for such a fantastic opportunity.


  78. says

    My head is spinning! My hand can’t click fast enough from one blog to the next. Totally enjoying this PAR-TAY! Thanks for such a great idea : )

  79. says

    Last year was my first year participating and I found a lot of new blogs and make some great friends, very happy that the 2011 UPB is here!!!

  80. says

    New to the party scene but I’m looking forward to making so many new friends and finding so many great blogs to follow! Thank you for hosting this!!

  81. says

    Thank you for this incredible blog party and opportunity! I’m all linked up with your button on my party post. Also now following you and hope you’d like to follow back! Thanks again!

  82. says

    Wow, this is my third year participating although I missed one year in the middle. So I started in 2008… hard to believe as time goes by, but I’m so glad to know you gals!

  83. says

    I entered my link twice (business section) by accident. I hope someone can delete the first one, I thought I’d be able to delete it myself. The second one links properly to my UBP11 post. Oops! :-/ #87 & 90

  84. Mia says

    I don’t have a blog..I do have a Facebook page and a new Twitter account. I’ve REALLY enjoyed checking out all these BLOGS, who knew!! I must say the dad blogs are very interesting. =)

  85. says

    I have never missed a 5MFM’s party! Ive been around since the very first one and I have loved watching it grow into such an awesome event!

  86. says

    WOW ! 2 crazy !
    glad i heard of this just in the nick of time “)
    i’m posted and partying! WELCOME to FHC ~
    the kettle’s on…
    i haven’t seen an email contact form but i have erred in entering once in the wrong category!
    totally sorry, i hadn’t seen the separation… happy to correct if you’ll xplain how!

  87. says

    Thanks for throwing the party again this year! It is my second time joining in and it is always a load of fun. I hope to find many more great blogs this year. Thanks! @notimeMom

  88. says

    Well, I hope I haven’t screwed things up…I have more than one blog, and I thought. I hope it was ok to add both of them. (Actually, I have three…so if it was ok to add two I might do a post for the third blog. I did make a totally separate blog entry post, because the blogs have a very different focus).

  89. says

    I’m so excited. I love this event. I love finding new blogs and twitters to follow. Loved the video thanks for all that you do. thanks for the great party and for being awesome HOSTs

  90. says

    Accidentally posted my blog to the give aways and product review one instead of the non-giveaway one… oops! sorry… now my blog is on both…

  91. says

    Wow, this is one monster list! How fun!! This is my first year blogging and my first time to any kind of a blog party. I’ve already met some awesome women and found some great new blogs through UBP11. Thanks so much for hosting this ginormous bloggy bash!!

  92. says

    I stumbled upon your bog and I’m so happy I did, what fun!! I am new to the blogging world, actually just created my blog yesterday, but I already have 2 posts, so stop on by and check it out. Another post will be going up today about the Bubble blowers we made yesterday. Thanks for inviting me to the party :)

  93. says

    Oops! Accidentally entered myself into the wrong category at first– I’m NOT a mom blog with giveaways, I’m a specialty blog….but I can’t figure out how to delete my link from the mom blog category! Sorry…. as you can tell, it’s my first time partying with you. :)

  94. says

    Oops! Accidentally entered myself into the wrong category at first– I’m NOT a mom blog with giveaways, I’m a specialty blog….but I can’t figure out how to delete my link from the mom blog category! Sorry…. as you can tell, it’s my first time partying with you. :)

  95. says

    I am linking up to the party for the first time! I am so excited to meet new blogging friends and find new exciting blogs to read. Thanks for hosting!

  96. says

    I love this time of year. This is where it all started for me. This will be my 3rd party. My first party in 2009 was my first ever blog post. Thank you for doing this every year. I feel a little bit a part of you two because my social media life started thanks to you right here 2 years ago. I know I am going to have a great time again and will meet lots more wonderful people this year. Luv you guys, Karen

  97. says

    The image of those lovely, fruity drinks is making me want one. I wonder what a rooting around the pantry and fridge would produce… Thanks for hosting!

  98. says

    Hi – sorry, did not listen to your video first and put my blog into more than one category… (actually three times). Maybe you just delete two of them?! Thanks and sorry for messing up. Katja

  99. says

    Hello :) This is all new to me, and it seems like a lot of fun! Can’t wait to get to know more blogging mama’s and participate in events like this! xo

  100. says

    Loving the UBP 11!! This is my first year and I’m so excited to be able to participate. Loving all the blogs I’m finding and all the love I’m getting from new followers!


  101. says

    Great party! Unfortunately, I added my link in the wrong section. Anyone know how I can delete it and add it in a different category?

  102. says

    Excited about UBP 2011! I just wish that more people would consider shipping to Hawaii. Such a let down to see a majority of the prizes only being sent to the “lower 48 states”. If shipping USPS first class or Priority it DOES NOT COST MORE to ship to Hawaii! I hope more people will reconsider next year. There are a lot of people here in Hawaii that would LOVE to do business with you! Everyone on both sides is missing out!

    • says

      feeling the same way! e gift certificates are available for anywhere! and lets everyone party at the same level ~ too narrow thinking ? or just not aware that they could make better choices???
      thx for bringing up something more of us are thinking “) …

      • says

        InSpirit – thanks for commenting! I’m glad someone else noticed. While I am donating an item I am very limited in what I can enter to win! I think most don’t realize that shipping doesn’t cost more? Although I did have someone tell me that they only ship to the states (*newsflash* Hawaii is a state!) and someone else mentioned the hassle of filling out customs forms (*newsflash* Hawaii is a state! No customs forms needed!) Really, really hoping people will open their business to Hawaii! They will be happy that they did! Thanks again!

  103. says

    This is my first year participating and I am already having a blast! I’m just worried I won’t actually get any homeschooling done next week. “Just a minute kids, mom’s partying again.” 😉 Thanks for putting this together!

  104. says

    I want to thank @adelyn_stone who without her help I wouldn’t have known the prize page link was at the bottom of this page! Was searching everywhere for it and she totally linked me up!! Meeting some great people in my 2nd year attending.

  105. says

    hello everyone I am so happy to be partying with you all. I am also honoured to announce on UBP that I am PREGNANT and today is one of my wedding anniversaries. This time last year I was blogging and contemplating about motherhood, now I am pregnant soon I can sign up on the MUMMY CLUB.

    I would like to meet pregnant women and new moms. I like to learn, so please stop by and I will stop by your blog :)!

    Have a great Saturday and party hard at UBP:)!

  106. says

    Hi there! What an incredible site! I’ll have to get that post written up soon so that I can join the party! :)

    Your new follower,

  107. says

    There are so many wonderful prizes to choose from! Being fairly new to blogging, I hadn’t heard of this Blog Party. What a great way to get bloggers together!

  108. says

    Thank you so much for hosting this great party! I look forward to meeting fellow bloggers, tweeters, etc.

    A Goddess of Frugality

  109. says

    This is my first time joining the Ultimate Blog Party – what a great idea! I love that I can hop around and find new interesting bloggers to follow, and hopefully get a few more followers for my new blogs at the same time!
    And of course, prizes are always nice too!

    Thanks so much for hosting this – and taking all the time to put it together.

    on twitter, I’m Lovez2Read

  110. says

    First timer at the UBP and loving the access to all of these sites and lists of folks that are actively looking to build their network. It’ll be a great week!

  111. says

    I’m enjoying my second time participating in the Ultimate Blog Party! It’s such a great way to discover great new blogs and get excited about blogging all over again. Thanks!!!

  112. says

    Great job putting this together! All the links, comments and general tech is mind boggling! I’m learning my way through all this on my first UBP!

  113. says

    FYI – I can’t link for the Facebook linky. My link is too long??? It’s fb/pages/playful-decor/ blah blah blah……it doesn’t work if I just do the regular facebook/playfuldecor.

  114. says

    What a great idea. Visited several blogs already and hope to check out more in the next days. Thanks for hostessing.

    I linked in Specialty blogs.


  115. says

    HELP!!!! I accidentally entered my blog into the wrong category, and now Mr Linky won’t let me link into the correct category…which I believe would be Daily Life and Opinions (I accidentally linked into Mom Blogs with Product Giveaway.)

    How can I delete my link from the wrong category and get into the right one? :(

  116. says

    Thanks so much for throwing another amazing party, Janice and Susan! I happen to be on vacation this week so I’m not getting to participate as much as I would have liked, but I’m still having an awesome time getting to know my visitors and checking out as many other parties as possible. Can’t wait for 2012! :)

  117. says

    Hi, thanks for the party! I accidentally entered my website incorrectly in the mom blogs product giveaway. Is there any way to change that? Thanks for your help!

  118. says

    This whole idea is incredible. So glad I happened upon it. I am going to be busy reading the incredible blogs all week. Thank you!

  119. says

    Hi! I’m so excited this is my first blog party ever! Not sure if I’m doing it right but I’m #404 on the Mom’s with Little Advertising. I notice a lot of new bloggers.. any chance of adding a new to blogging category in the future? I wasn’t even sure what category to put myself under as I just started in March. Well I’m off to blog hop. What fun! Thanks for putting this together:)

  120. Jennifer h says

    Thanx so much for the email reminder! I’m so excited to be a part of the party again and fingers crossed I win a fabulous prize this year. :)

  121. says

    Next year, begin with a medical warning . . . don’t have so much fun, read and comment on so many blogs . . . that you wake up with sore wrist the next day. :)



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  122. says

    I can’t believe UBP is already here. I’m so thankful it is because I’ve been going through some life changes and need to recalibrate the goals of my blog to better match. Thank you for the opportunity to meet new friends, too!

  123. says

    This is my second year partipating in the UPB, and I’m so glad I discovered it. It is an excellent to find new “friends” and be inspired!



  124. says

    I love this event and look forward to it each year! So much fun! So many Blogs!! So grateful the list will be up FOREVER — just look at how many are participating this yea r– gonna take me longer than a week to get through them all!

    Party on y’all! UBP11 — WOOOOOHOOOOOO!

  125. says

    Hi Everyone,

    I am late to the party (just found out about it) but am SO excited to be here!

    My name is Ramona and I blog at Create With Joy. This is my first year participating. I am really excited to have the opportunity to connect with so many other bloggers – I listed myself under Specialty Blogs (414) but really, there were several categories that applied!

    This looks like a fabulous site and I’m looking forward to exploring it and the sister sites as well. Thanks for hosting and I’ll be marking my calendar for 2012!



  126. says

    Love this party! I did get confused about which category to post my linky under (I don’t really do giveaways or reviews yet cause I’m still new). Lots of fun though!

  127. says

    I look forward to this party every year. Thanks so much for hosting!! I can’t wait to get around to party with everybody.

  128. Darby Lohrding says

    My Gosh, I don’t know what to say…this is the best party EVER!!! Sorry I won’t be able to attend the party Thursday night…..I’ll review the feed though!!!
    Party ON!
    darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

  129. Darby Lohrding says

    What a great way to meet new friends and to find some awesome sites to read and shop!!!
    I’m loving this…thanks so much girls!!!
    darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

  130. says

    Looking forward to joining the live twitter parties and checking out some other blogs. Stop by and say hi, be informed with everything from politics to parenting at Little Bytes News :)

  131. Betty says

    Thanks again for organizing the Ultimate Blog Party 2011! Looking forward to the twitter party tonight

  132. says

    Joining in a little late this year, but had to participate. So much fun meeting new people, and seeing old friends. Thanks for the fun Susan and Janice :)

  133. says

    You ladies are truly amazing! I have been blogging for about a year now, so I’sm still pretty new! I wish I had found you guys sooner! What an amazing idea to connect people together. I can’t believe how many people link up for this! Fun fun fun!! Can’t wait to start reading some new blogs!

  134. says

    Joining late this year, I was on holidays!! Ahhh, I’m late for the party!!
    Thanks again for hosting girls, always a fantastic time! Meeting a lot of great bloggers.

  135. says

    Hello everyone! Half way through the party and it’s still going strong! Having a ball meeting everyone and visiting their blogs. Come, visit, leave a comment or two at Not Quite Dead Yet. :)

  136. says

    What a great idea! We are new to blogging but having so much fun with it. Check us out, we love visitors! Looking forward to meeting and following everyone!

  137. says

    I’m so excited I came across this! I can’t wait to go through all of these & meet new people.
    I’ll have to sign up for updates so I can get in on this virtual party next year!!!

    Thanks for sharing this!!!

  138. says

    Wowza!! this is quite the party you’re throwing! it’s my first UBP, but it’s a great idea… Thanks for putting this together!

  139. says

    Thank You so much for hosting and putting together this awesome party! I almost missed it but thanks to Twitter and the #ubp updates I was able to squeeze in ^_^

  140. Kelli says

    This is my first time at a ubparty and I am having a blast. This is such a good idea. Thank you fiveminutemom’s!

  141. says

    Woof! Woof! Just saw your website. Joining UBP11 … Participated on Facebook “Like” Page (added my bus Sugar’s Paw House). Looking forward to meet new FB friends. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  142. says

    First year attending, and loving what UBP is all about! Thank you for all the various parties. Definitely enjoying all the blogs I’ve managed to visit. xo

  143. says

    Wow this has turned into a huge party. At first I was thinking block party…but it looks more like a small city turned out for it. Fun!

  144. says

    What a lot of fantastic blogs joining this year. I’ve already visited some and can’t wait to visit more.

    Thanks for hosting.

  145. says

    Woo hoo!! Time to party! :) This is the first time I’ve ever participated, and I don’t even have time to do it now, but I’m going to MAKE it happen! 😉


  146. says

    Ouchh I’m super excited with this party that I misplaced my twitter link ( @ lomiw ) to the linky for ” Mom Blogs with very Little Product Emphasis ”


  147. Heather F says

    Sooo excited to look through and find lots of amazing blogs!! Thanks so much for putting this together. :)

  148. says

    I have been waiting all week to have the chance to join the PARTY! I am so excited I have finally had the time, hope to meet lots of new people. Thank you for hosting!!

  149. says

    Thanks for hosting this fantastic blog party every year. I’ve particiapted in UBP since 2007 :). Thanks for all the hard work you’ve put into making this possible, organized, and fun!

  150. Erin says

    Last year was my first year participating in the Blog Party, and I am hoping this year’s is just as fun!

  151. says

    this is my first time here & I am soooo excited!
    looking fwd to meeting other moms like me & sharing with all of them my passion & creativity:)

  152. says

    This is amazing. I can’t believe I didn’t join in before today. I’m a little late but I will continue visiting as many blogs as I can if the linky will still be available after tomorrow to view! Thanks so much for all of this. Wow. I’m impressed :)

  153. says

    I just wanted to say thank you so much for having this blog party! This was my first time participating. I’ve doubled my followers and found lots of great new blogs! It’s been so much fun!

  154. says

    i accidently added myself to the wrong group
    please delete #859 on the first group Mom Blogs with Product Reviews and Giveaways

    i added myself where i belong ‘specialty”

  155. says

    Hi! This is my first ever blog party, and I’m loving it! Thanks for all your hard work ladies, i’ve enjoyed it very much!! :)

    Thanks again,

  156. says

    So now I know what its like to arrive just as a party is wrapping up and know that I missed out on all the fun.

    What a fantastic idea. I will enjoy taking my time to visit all of the blogs that participated. What a great way to find new and interesting reads


  157. says

    So many awesome blogs to visit this year! I’m glad you keep these linky lists up, because it’s going to take me quite awhile to get through them all :)

  158. says

    This is my first experience with social network parties. It’s fun! You ladies are awesome at what you’re doing. Hope I understand the blogging process well enough one day to dig in as you do. Good luck with the results from the party! I hope you gain a lot from this party:)

  159. says

    How wise you were to leave the post up forever so people could continue to come back to visit more blogs beyond the original party week… wouldn’t you know I got slammed with a nasty cold going around our house during this time. I’m a bit late getting around to visit blogs but have SO enjoyed the comments other partiers have left in my party post. I WILL get back around to each of them no matter how long it takes me (I work PT from home while taking care of my children and trying to get our blog “off the ground” since this past January).

    Thank you for putting together such a wonderful event where bloggers can discover and connect with each other.

  160. says

    This was my first blog party. I had a wonderful time and met some really wonderful women. You ladies are so awesome. Thanks for organizing this. Can’t wait for next year!

  161. says

    Thanks so much! This is my first time at the party and I am so overwhelmed! There is no way I’m going to be able to go to all these blogs in a week! Any tips for a newbie?

  162. heather c says

    Oh, my goodness, what planning this must have taken! Congrats on a job well done, and here’s to many more to come!

  163. says

    My 2nd year doing the UBP!! I always have a blast! I’m a bit disappointed this year, as I went from 80+ comments last year to 14 this year. I don’t know if it has anything to do with using the prize form this year. I donated a prize again this year, but did not get the visitors like last year when we went to the prize blogs to visit. Still had a great time though! Just now took my sticky post down… getting ready for another big event at midnight.. Blogmania 2011! Thanks again for all your hard work!

  164. says

    I have been rockin some major Tigerblood during the UBP11, tweeting like the torpedo of truth and finding tons of new bloggy Goddess’ like myself! HUGE THANKS to all the sponsers and of course Sue & Jan who totally rock!

  165. says

    Just wanted to thank you so very much for hosting the UBP! It has been a fantastic event and I truly feel priviledged to be a part of it! Looking forward to UBP’12! :) – Paula

  166. says

    Last year when I heard about this I was completely lost and this year I found out more information but still a little behind in figuring things out but I think I got it and I did visit some great blogs with great information. Ready for next year.

  167. says

    thank you for the opportunity to link up again this year and for a chance to win some great prizes! I appreciate all the hard work you have put into these parties each year! I have met some great bloggers who stopped by my blog to visit from your Ultimate Blog Party!
    Thank you again!

  168. says

    THis has been exciting. Getting to go to all the blogs and see and meet new people. Thanks for hosting the Ultimate Blog Party 2011 and can’t wait till 2012!!!!

  169. says

    This was a fun experience this year. I look forward to coming back through the lists since 8 days isn’t enough time. There is so many great blogs and I am really glad this list will be here for a long time.. This is my second yr participating…

  170. says

    Well poo. The party is almost over, but the hopping will surely go on for some time now. I loved the twitter party and live broadcast…and all the great bloggers I’ve met. It was great to hear so many different perspectives from all the great minds participating. I’m glad I took the leap and joined in this year. Thanks 5minutesforMom and prize sponsors for such a wonderful event!

  171. says

    I have had so much fun blog hopping this week… and haven’t even made a dent in the list! I look forward to continuing the party for the next few weeks! So much fun ‘meeting’ new bloggers and content :)

  172. says

    I’ve had an insanely busy week helping my Grandma so I haven’t had too much computer time, but I am going to continue visiting blogs and will follow everyone back who followed me! This is really fun! A big thanks to Janice & Susan! :)

  173. says

    hi guys….
    i have been trying to contact the unwind group that gave away the prizes for which i ama winner but they will not respond back?

    any help would be appreciated!

    • says

      Just a suggestion to those who offer PRIZES during the party, follow thru and give the winner the prize they win !!!

      pathetic I see where several people haven’t received their prozes!!

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