What is the 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.)
It is super easy to participate -- all you do is write a party post on your site, sharing a bit of what you and your site are all about.
Here are a few of my "party posts" from years past to give you an idea of what I am talking about...
Ultimate Blog Party 2011
Ultimate Blog Party 2010
Ultimate Blog Party 2009
Ultimate Blog Party 2008
Once you have written your post you head off to the main party post at 5 Minutes for Mom and add the URL of that party post to the applicable linky list so others can find you and “meet” you and your blog.
There are also linky lists for your Twitter and Pinterest accounts.
After you have posted and linked up, start partying! Blog hop your way through the linky lists, leaving comments and making friends as you go. It is a fantastic way to meet new bloggers and engage with the blogging community.
Each year the Ultimate Blog Party always generate a HUGE Prize Pool. They expect over $10,000 in prizes this year!
There are also live events again this year -- a Twitter party Monday, April 8 at 9pm Eastern and a Google+ Hangout Tuesday, April 9 at 9pm Eastern. They will be talking blogging tips and tricks, answering bloggers' questions, and giving out prizes.