The UBP started in 2007, but last year was my first year joining in the fun and participating in it. One of the things you can do if you participate is host a giveaway - though this isn't a requirement. I thought it would be fun to do a Giveaway so I had a friend sponsor me and I was able to giveaway a gorgeous hand crafted birdhouse! I can't wait for everyone to see what I'm giving away for this years UBP!
Here's a top ten list of what the Ultimate Blog Party is, why i love it so much, and why you should join in the fun, too!
A chance to meet sooo many new bloggers!
Participating in the UBP is a great way to meet tons of bloggers! There will be many with experience, many newbies, and a great mix in between! The UBP started in 2007 and has doubled with participants every year since, proving it's a great way to meet new people, make new contacts and show of your blog or website!
A chance to enter and win tons of great prizes!
There were soo many prizes offered last year my head was spinning! I think I visited over 100 blogs and entered dozens of giveaways! I won some terrific things like baskets, make-up, and other things. It was awesomes!
Participating in the UBP is a great way to get unique visitors! I had more visitors in that one week than I've had for the remainder of the year! (I get traffic all year long, but not as much as I had for that one week!)
Twitter Parties are a blast!
Twitter parties are live online gatherings on twitter. Like a chat room. You have the opportunity to meet fabulous bloggers and maybe even put a face to that name! Again, another great opportunity to win prizes! Last year was a blast chit chatting on webcam!
A great excuse to party!
Every one needs a break. The UBP is a great excuse to relax with a nice glass of wine at the end of the day and catch up on some reading! You'll be glad you did! And with it falling on my birthday week, (April 17th) it just means I'll be partying a little extra!
Party from the comfort of your own home!
I can party in my pj's and bathrobe if I want to! I don't have to get dressed up, spend time on my hair, and kill my legs dancing if I don't want to! This is a pretty convenient party for the unambitious me! hehe
Meet new people on your schedule
Visit and comment on blogs on your schedule. You have a whole week. Do a little every day, or skip a day. It doesn't matter, you can visit as little or as many blogs as you'd like!
A chance to get some new likes, followers, circles..... and more.. >.>
I'm sure my likes on the Facebook page would have gotten over 100 eventually. But because of the UBP, within that week it spiked so quickly that I was contacted from a company to do my first review and sponsored giveaway not long after the party!
You can giveaway an awesome prize!
You can enter in tons of Give Aways to get prizes and you can hold your own give away if you want to. Giving away prizes can help bring more traffic to your blog.
A chance to show off things you're passionate about!
I love this part. We all blog because we're into something we care about. Naturally, we love sharing our passion with others. So the UBP is an awesome time and place to do that without feeling like a spammer and - BONUS - you get to meet bloggers who share your interests and passions as well as meet new people who write about other topics. I can't wait!
April 13th-20th is going to be so much fun! I really do hope you can join me!
And don't forget to check back to see what neat prize I'm giving away for it this year!
- Do you participate in the UBP? What's your favorite part about it?
- Are you a new participant this year? What are you looking forward to?