What’s Your UBP Story?

by Jennifer Sikora



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

This year’s Ultimate Blog Party is brought to you by:

Jennifer here…

When I started my blog in 2007, I had NO clue what I was doing. I was mainly using it as a way to document our homeschooling journey. Little did I know just a couple of years later, The Ultimate Blog Party would be the avenue to discover a whole new side of me that I did not even realize existed.

I attended my first UBP in 2008. I spent two weeks visiting each and every blog on the list and commenting and making new friends. During that party, I gained over 50 new followers/friends for my blog. I couldn’t believe that there was actually people who liked to read what I wrote.

Then I posted a recipe.

That recipe started a firestorm of comments and emails telling me how delicious and how awesome my food was. Everyone wanted to see more. I soon discovered that food blogging was the niche I really wanted to stick with. Thanks to the Ultimate Blog Party in 2009, I finally discovered what it was I wanted to write about more than anything — food.

Since that time, I have attended the UBP every year. My numbers have grown, my friends have grown, but more than that I have placed myself in the blogging world and I intend to succeed in the niche that fits my style best.

Did you know that the beautiful new Cottonelle roll covers by Jonathan Adler can be used for more than just a toilet paper roll cover? The fashion consultant, Vivian St. Claire says “First and foremost, of course, they should be used to respect the care-worthy rolls of Cottonelle Clean Care Toilet Paper,”. But if you have multiples of a design, there are a few ways to use them to spruce up other areas of your home.

Thanks Ultimate Blog Party for making that possible!

What’s Your UBP Story?

We would love to hear your UBP story and how it helped get you where you are today with your blogging. If you have a special story or memory you want to share, email it to info@5minutesformom.com. We will choose a few submissions to showcase leading up to the Ultimate Blog Party 2012.

We look forward to hearing your stories! Don’t forget to mark your calendars for April 13-20.


Email Author    |    Website About Jennifer Sikora

Jennifer is the Advertising and Communications contact here at 5 Minutes for Mom. When she is not busy answering emails here, you can find her sharing about her life on her own blog at www.jennifersikora.com. You can also find her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jennifer_sikora or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jenandherfinelife.

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Danial March 11, 2012 at 12:40 am

my story is underconstruction i am also just started with my blog and has lots of ideas in my mind


2 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 11:41 am

Looking forward to hearing it Danial


3 tinafreysd April 2, 2012 at 4:43 pm

I can’t wait to witness and amazed for this coming 2012 blog party, I know that there’s a lot of surprises here… :)


4 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 11:41 am

LOTS Tina :) You will love the UBP!


5 Melinda at Weiser Academy April 5, 2012 at 8:26 am

This is my first year to participate in the UBP. I started blogging in 2009 about life adventures and homeschooling. I am looking forward to the UBP helping my website grow and to be even better.


6 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 11:40 am

Hi Melinda

I am a homeschooler myself and I am looking forward to partying with you!


7 Latonya April 6, 2012 at 1:41 pm

This is also my first year to participate in UBP. I’m currently making a few new changes to my blog. Since I started couponing my blog has shifted to blogging about the latest deals, freebies, and coupons. I’m so excited to see how this event will help build more relationships with other bloggers.



8 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 11:40 am

Looking forward to partying with you this year Latonya!


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