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Ultimate Blog Party 2009

Welcome to the BEST virtual networking event ever conceived!

That’s right! It’s time for the Ultimate Blogger Party (UBP), brought to you by those insanely busy but always fabulous folks at 5 Minutes for Mom (5M4M)!

If you are unfamiliar with the Ultimate Blogger Party concept, then allow me to enlighten you.

First of all, it’s 100% FREE! (Who doesn’t like free?) Just write a party post of your own, provide the party post URL to the fabulously fantastical wizard known as Mr. Linky (available this evening at 9:01pm EST), and start blog hopping! Not only will you get the opportunity to read some amazing new blogs (and several old favorites), but hundreds of bloggers and blog readers alike will come and see YOU. Last year, I had over 1,500 visitors as a result of my participation in the UBP, several of whom have become great friends.

This years’ event has already grown beyond anyone’s expectations, with the addition of live events, guest speakers, and giveaways that make me want to drool like a starving cartoon character looking at a tall heap of barbecued chicken legs.

So, what kind of party am I throwing this year? Well, let’s just say that I’ve gone ALL OUT to make sure I keep things fun, exciting, and somewhat within the limits of the penal code:

All-rightee! Now that you know what the party’s all about, I’d like to share a little bit of me with you . . .

I’m a west coast Mama, and have been since birth. I live with three boys: Jake, age 5 ½, Benny (A.K.A. “Benzilla”), age 1 ½, and the LOML (the love of my life) age 37 ½. He and I have been together since 1994, and have somehow managed to avoid killing each other. When I figure out the methodology, I’ll write a book.

Most of the blogosphere used to know me as “Fashion Paramedic,” but I have painstakingly stepped out of that skin, and rebranded to “Mama Needs a Cosmo.” In fact, the move still isn’t complete – I’m still in the process of re-categorizing many of my older posts so that they align with my new vision (which is usually blurred by the affects of alcohol).

Some of my best posts include:

I have also revamped the “Cookie Lee” area of my website! Anyone who is thinking about getting into, is in, has been in, or is considering getting out of the direct sales industry will definitely want to check out my Cookie Lee page. I have been a sounding board for the flip side of direct sales (primarily Cookie Lee) for nearly two years, and have been helping women daily avoid the pitfalls and mistakes that can accompany a hasty decision to start a multi-level marketing or party plan business. Please do take some time to read my Cookie Lee posts before you allow yourself to believe that you can “earn extra cash from home” with little effort.

PS: I will forever hold a special place in my heart for the amazing crew at 5M4M after they provided me with a scholarship to attend last year’s BlogHer Conference in San Francisco. I made good on my promise to be a perfect student, absorbing everything I could in a 72-hour period. (I did a little partying too – I may have been suffering from the flu that weekend, but I rarely say no to fun and fodder.)

I’m ecstatic that you took the time to party with me and read my ginormous UBP post! You’re more than welcome to stay for as long as you’d like. But there’s nothing wrong with party hopping and mingling with other UBP bloggers for a while, as long as you come back for a visit. I’ll be here all week!

Party on, Mamas!

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03 2009

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  1. 1

    Really neat blog. And thanks for reminding me to cancel my MyFax subscription that I don’t use anymore. Happy UBP!!

    Shannah at The Flashcard Zoo

  2. 2

    Hiya!…Stopping by from the UBP 2009 party…isn’t is awesome?

    I’ve just started blogging so hoping it all picks up….so far its been tons of fun though.

    Do come and visit my blog/subscribe/follow…..you can find me here- http://energizerbunnysmommyreports.blogspot.com/

  3. 3

    So glad to party with you. You have a nice blog site. It’s so cute!

    Off to party with other bloggers. I’ll be back here again!


  4. 4

    Nice blog! Just dropping by to say hi while partying in the UBP 2009


  5. 5

    I found you through the UBP 2009 and I am glad that I did. Your writing is engaging and witty. I’m off to party some more – but I’ll be back. (wow that seems creepy)

  6. 6

    found you on the UBP! Great blog. I could sure use a cosmo!

  7. 7

    I’m just blog hopping my way through the party and wanted to say hi! :-)

    Unfortunately, I found the party too late to add my own giveaway, so I’m just doing one on my blog… if anyone’s interested, you can visit me at http://twinhappyjen.blogspot.com/ for a chance to win a copy of my children’s book: Two Snowflakes!

    Anyway, nice to meet you! I’m bookmarking your blog so I can come back later! Party on! ;-p

  8. 8

    Stopping by to say Happy Blog Partying!

  9. 9

    How clever to do something every day that you can feature at the party – but then that’s the concept I guess. Next year I’ll be much better at this. Until then I’ll kick back and enjoy your posts. Happy blogging and it’s nice to meet you!

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    Dropping in from the UBP ’09 site to say hello. Love your site, if you get a chance some time, feel free to stop by mine..have a great weekend!

    ~ Ashley

    Dizziness in Pregnancy
    Headaches during pregnancy

  12. Betty C #

    I’m late to the party as usual, but better late than never. I enjoy your blog and I’ll be back when I have more time.

  13. Cj #

    Love your site! I started blogging just in time for the UBP…and now at the last hour am visiting other sites. I have friends that love the Cookie Lee business. I will visit your site often…from one west coast blogger to another :-)


  14. 14

    I’m looking for your prize choices but I don’t see any.

  15. 15

    Your blog is so FUN

  16. 16

    Love your blog. It’s very pretty.

  17. 17

    Hello. This is kind of an “unconventional” question , but have other visitors asked you how get the menu bar to look like you’ve got it? I also have a blog and am really looking to alter around the theme, however am scared to death to mess with it for fear of the search engines punishing me. I am very new to all of this …so i am just not positive exactly how to try to to it all yet. I’ll just keep working on it one day at a time Thanks for any help you can offer here.

  18. 18

    I have been trying to acces this website for a while. I was using Chrome then when I tried Firefox, it worked just great? Just wanted to bring this to your attention. This is really a greatwebsite. I have a few myself. I really admire your layout. I know this is off topic but,did you make this theme yourself,or purchase from somewhere?


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