The Ultimate Blog Party 2014 is Coming — April 4 – 11 #UBP14

by Susan

Want more readers on your blog? Join us at the 8th Annual Ultimate Blog Party April 4 through April 11 and meet new blogging friends.

Ultimate Blog Party 2014

The Ultimate Blog Party is brought to you in part by…

Pixorial Photo Sharing

What Is The Ultimate Blog Party?

The Ultimate Blog Party is an annual blogging event, hosted here at 5 Minutes for Mom, where several hundred bloggers join together in a huge week-long, blog-hopping, commenting and tweeting extravaganza to meet others, grow their networks, have fun and win prizes!

The official party lasts one week – this year April 4th through 11th. But the action starts now and continues throughout the event and afterward. Within that one week we will essentially generate a jam-packed directory of awesome, active bloggers across several different categories.

You can take a look at last year’s party post here.

Step 1 – RSVP Now

You don’t want to miss anything. Sign up to receive important reminders and prize information before and during the party…


Step 2 – Tell Your Friends

Invite your blog readers to the party… you don’t want to leave them out of the fun.

Get a #UBP14 banner or badge image to use in a blog post and/or your sidebar to tell your friends that you’ll be joining the Ultimate Blog Party.

Also, tweet it out!

Step 3 – Consider Donating a Prize

Each year the Ultimate Blog Party generates a HUGE Prize Pool. Door prizes are always fun to have at a party and thanks to bloggers and brands, we’ve given away thousands of dollars worth of prizes over the last seven years.

Everyone is able to donate a prize if they want the extra promotion… but it is certainly NOT required.

Whether you are a small business, large business, a work at home mom with a product or services you would like to promote or a blogger who wants extra promotion you can donate a prize. It is totally free to submit your prize and is a great way to gain new customers to your blog or website.

You can get more information on submitting a prize here.

Step 4 – Help Us Thank Our Sponsor

Putting together this event each year takes a crazy huge amount of time. We’re so thankful to have a fabulous title sponsor helping us make this event possible.

Pixorial is a simple but powerful photo and video solution for making, editing and sharing your family memories.

  • Easy Universal Import – Seamlessly transfer all your photos and videos from your computer, devices, other sites and social networks.
  • Powerful Smart Albums – Ensure that the media that matters to you is safely stored in a private cloud that you can access from anywhere.
  • Flexible Share Anywhere – Take the complexity out of sharing your collections and go beyond the limits of traditional posting.

We’ve shared our excitement about Pixorial in two earlier posts…

Since we’ve been loving their website so much, we invited them to be our title sponsor and we’re going to be incorporating their photo and video sharing capabilities within the party. For instance, we’re hosting our UBP Banner and Badge images in a shared, public folder at Pixorial. We have some other fun stuff with Pixorial planned… you’ll find out more soon.

You can download the UBP banners and badges here…

Please help us thank Pixorial for recognizing the power of the blogosphere and helping support us all. Please check out their site and tweet them a thank you…

Get a Pixorial Account for FREE

Anyone can sign up for a Free 7 GB account at any time. For a limited time, just visit
THIS LINK and enter the promo code “FiveM4M” to get a complimentary Pro30 account (includes personal music uploads) for a year.

A Little More Explanation about the UBP…

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

Yes — it really is quite simple. Just before the party starts on April 4th, write a “party post” and publish it on your blog, sharing a bit of what you and your site are all about. Once the “linky lists” for the various blog categories open on April 4th, you then add the URL of that “party post” to the applicable linky list so that others can find you and “meet” you and your blog.

Return the favor by blog-hopping through the linky lists, leaving comments and making friends as you go.

We will also have a Google Hangout on Monday, April 7th and a Twitter Party on Tuesday April 8th as part of the week long event.

If you are new to the UBP, or you have any questions, you’ll find more answers in this earlier post Ultimate Blog Party 2012 – Tips & Tricks.

Get Ready to Party and Meet New Friends

We cannot wait to party with all of you all in April. The Ultimate Blog Party is definitely one of our favorite blog hops and look forward to it all year long — so get ready for some ultimate fun, ultimate laughs, and ultimate friendships that will last a lifetime.

Get your #UBP14 Blog Badges Here.

And in case you aren’t on our email list yet — make sure you sign up now. Our list is the first to find out about future events, special promotions, and new blogging opportunities — around the web and even here at 5 Minutes for Mom.

We share exclusive gifts, content, and offers to our 5 Minutes for Mom email list and we have a few fabulous new email-only offers coming up very soon, including a new FREE report: 21 Sixty Second Tricks to Make Your Images POP! by 5 Minutes for Mom co-founder and professional photographer, Janice Croze. You do NOT want to miss out!

Remember to RSVP

You don’t want to miss anything. Sign up to receive important reminders and prize information before and during the party…

Email Author    |    Website About Susan

Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 Bonnie Way February 21, 2014 at 2:20 pm

Woooohoooo! Ready to party! This is always so much fun. :)


2 Susan February 21, 2014 at 8:02 pm

Yay! Thanks Bonnie… we’re thrilled you’ll be joining the party.


3 Kristia February 22, 2014 at 8:54 am

Sounds like fun! I just signed up and I’m looking forward to the party.


4 Susan March 1, 2014 at 3:23 am

Wonderful… so happy to hear you’ll be there!


5 Sami Cone February 24, 2014 at 1:22 pm

Call me crazy- but I’ve never gotten in on the UBP action – excited to join you ladies this year!!


6 Susan February 24, 2014 at 7:16 pm

Hey Sami,

I won’t call you crazy, but I’m sure glad you’re joining in this year!!!


7 Sami Cone February 28, 2014 at 11:45 pm

I appreciate that Susan (though I am a bit crazy, but that’s what makes me fun ;) Can’t wait – let me know if I can help with anything!


8 Viva February 24, 2014 at 4:15 pm

Thanks for putting this together! I’m looking forward to the party!


9 Susan February 24, 2014 at 7:16 pm

You’re welcome Viva and thank YOU for joining the fun.


10 Jennifer February 25, 2014 at 3:07 pm

Excited to join this year. I missed it last year, and I heard so many great things. So I put it in my editorial calendar so I don’t forget it again!


11 Susan March 1, 2014 at 3:25 am

Fabulous to hear you’ll be joining this year!


12 Stephanie February 26, 2014 at 9:16 pm

I am so excited and cannot wait for the party to begin!


13 Susan March 1, 2014 at 3:26 am

Yay! It’s going to be great and I’m sure you’ll meet lots of great new blogging friends.


14 Renee February 27, 2014 at 10:15 am

I’m excited! Thanks for hosting this. I can’t wait!


15 Susan March 1, 2014 at 3:27 am

You’re welcome… thank YOU for joining!


16 Raquel February 27, 2014 at 1:38 pm

I loved this party last year! Whoo hoo! Can’t wait!


17 Susan March 1, 2014 at 3:33 am

So wonderful to hear you enjoyed the event last year and you’ll be back.


18 Belinda February 27, 2014 at 5:46 pm

This looks exciting – I am just starting – so, this should be great!

I hope this is how to RSVP.



19 Susan March 1, 2014 at 3:32 am

Hi Belinda,

The UBP is a great event to join especially when you are starting out blogging. You’ll meet lots of bloggers and grow your readership.

When you sign up to the email RSVP list, you’ll be kept in the loop so you don’t miss anything.

Find it at


20 Carlysa February 28, 2014 at 10:29 pm

I’m In! I’m In! So excited I will have a prize to sweeten the pot!


21 Susan March 1, 2014 at 3:32 am

Awesome! Great to hear.


22 Alissa | March 2, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Yay! Always such a good time.


23 Dawn March 3, 2014 at 3:30 am

Ready to get the party started


24 Tanya March 4, 2014 at 10:04 pm

So excited to party with you all again this year!


25 Brandi March 5, 2014 at 12:29 am

I’ve been away from the UBP for awhile, but am excited to rejoin this year!


26 Susan March 5, 2014 at 11:22 am

Wow look forward to this party. Sounds like fun! X Talent Hounds Crew


27 Joy March 5, 2014 at 4:27 pm

This is my first time joining and I’m really excited!

Thanks for putting it together.


28 Liz March 12, 2014 at 11:55 pm

I’m joining the party for the first time! Been blogging for a little less than a year, but loving the comradery of moms everywhere! Hope to meet more bloggers and moms out there!


29 Vicky March 13, 2014 at 8:58 am

Just signed up and hoping to meet and develop a great network of blogging friends


30 Michelle F. March 17, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Sounds like a fun event. I rsvp’d


31 Jodi Flaherty March 18, 2014 at 9:47 am

I’ll be there!


32 Kristine McGuire March 18, 2014 at 10:09 am

Sounds like a lot of fun to me. I particpated a few years ago. Not sure how I RSVP but I definitely want to be a part of the UBP 2014.


33 Susie March 18, 2014 at 10:55 am

I am so super excited about this years UBP!


34 Tara del Mar March 18, 2014 at 11:12 am

How fun! I look forward to participating and meeting fellow bloggers


35 Clare March 18, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Yay! So excited to be able to attend an event without worrying about who’s going to look after my kids lol


36 Crystal Green March 20, 2014 at 2:23 pm

This sounds like so much fun. I will have a busy week of homeschool product reviews that week, but I’ll be sure to add other content too. :) I look forward to getting to interact with all of you.


37 LeAllyson Meyer March 20, 2014 at 3:17 pm

This blog party is all new to me, but I am excited to participate. I added my badge today. I will need to come up with a good party post.


38 Jessica Herold March 25, 2014 at 12:25 pm

Just posted my first Party Post! I am excited to see how this all plays out. :-)


39 Amanda A March 25, 2014 at 9:12 pm

Sounds like fun! Excited to have found you :)


40 Angela McKinney March 29, 2014 at 2:13 pm

This sounds like a lot of fun! I can’t wait!!


41 Susan April 1, 2014 at 4:10 pm

Can’t wait for the party!!


42 Susan April 1, 2014 at 4:11 pm

Can’t wait for the party!


43 Susan April 1, 2014 at 9:49 pm

Sorry for the multiple posts… my computer is on the fritz :(


44 evelynC April 1, 2014 at 7:18 pm

I’m a complete newbie to UBP! Any nuggets of wisdom to impart?


45 Lydia April 2, 2014 at 9:17 pm

So happy to be doing it again this year! Thanks!



46 Nicole Robinson April 3, 2014 at 10:50 am

Can’t wait to get started. Thank you for creating such a great opportunity.


47 Mary April 3, 2014 at 1:16 pm

Hi! Where can I find the linky list to add my blogs category? :)


48 Amber April 3, 2014 at 1:24 pm

I am so excited for this! I have a new blog this year and am looking to meet other great bloggers! This is my first UBP!


49 Anna Pietrocola April 3, 2014 at 7:02 pm

Hi everyone- I am new to this and am looking forward to meeting you all!


50 Margaret ( April 3, 2014 at 7:31 pm

Im cant wait to get started. Lets PARTYYYYYYYY!


51 Lynelle April 3, 2014 at 8:51 pm

Getting ready to post my party post! So excited to be joining UBP for the first time. I look foward to meeting ALL of you! Good thing this party lasts a week


52 Robin April 3, 2014 at 8:51 pm

Excited! This starts tomorrow! :)


53 Anna Pietrocola April 3, 2014 at 10:14 pm

I am newbie to the Ultimate Blog Party…and looking forward to meeting everyone!


54 Kristine April 4, 2014 at 9:48 am
55 Karen April 6, 2014 at 4:45 pm

I’m so excited to be joining the UBP! My blog is just a baby, but I’m really enjoying meeting new bloggers and getting to know lots of great ladies – which is how I ended up here: I followed the link from Kim @ Thanks for hosting. I’m really looking forward to the rest of the week of partying!


56 Ana April 8, 2014 at 10:29 am

I’m a little late to the party – just noticed it on the Ultimate blogging challenge. Oh well, better late than never…I’ll try to be on time next year


57 positivelymomstreet May 13, 2014 at 4:46 pm

Aww – totally missed this. Bummer. Will have to check back in next year – it looks like fun!


58 positivelymomstreet May 13, 2014 at 4:47 pm
59 Beth Cranford July 12, 2014 at 10:29 am

I just found this page today. I’m wondering, if I sign up for the reminder, would I get a reminder for the 2015 party?


60 Party Venue August 16, 2014 at 12:16 am

yes a little late for this but surely will be early for the 2015 blog party looking forward to be included =)


61 Denver Photographer September 3, 2014 at 7:34 pm

Too bad I missed this one, but I’ll certainly be around for the next party. Seems like fun.


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65 Ginger November 10, 2014 at 5:21 pm

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