* Update 6:53 PM Friday 3/7/08: 5 Minutes for Mom’s Server is UP again! The blog Party is ON! I’m just after #100 on their linky list! They had so much traffic last night that it crashed their site. Glad to see that the party will go on.*
Hey there, blogger buddies! Time to party down! I had no idea what a blog party was, but Janice and Susan changed all that. I actually read the whole introductory post about it and I think I have it figured out.
Here’s the Blog Party “for Dummies” version in case you are slow like me:
1. The purpose is to introduce new blogs, meet new bloggers, have fun, win prizes “and stuff”.
2. To participate, you post the graphic in your sidebar, add your name to the linky (important if you want to win a prize), and host a “party” on your blog.
Here’s 5 Minutes for Mom’s ideas on what a party should look like on your blog:
So throw a party that showcases your blog and your style. Add some pictures, music, video, slide show, or even a voice post, decorate, include recipes, make your guests laugh – whatever you want. Be creative and have fun!
And, of course, make sure you introduce yourself.
3. If you have a cool prize to give away, email Pamela and mention it on your party post.
4. Attend at least 20 parties on the linky – and leave a comment on each one (to be considered for the prize drawing). I love comments. That will be the fun part.
So… I’m excited. Aren’t you?
OK… here’s my ultra-hip prize: A box of Pysanka Easter Egg Sleeves! Yep, I know it’s not an Ipod, but these are really fun and pretty… and the kids love ’em! I posted about our egg sleeve success last year in case you want to check out the photos. The winner of this eggstra neat prize will be chosen at random from the party headquarters! Be sure to join the party, comment on 20 participating blogs, and add your name to the Mr. Linky to be included in the drawing.
What better way to throw a party on your blog than to offer egg sleeves? Baby, I’ve got it goin’ on! I know you won’t be able to resist coming back to visit me again!
So here’s my eggcelent introduction as well…
Hi, my name is Heather and I’m a fry toucher. My children make green-haired Easter people and eat volcanoes for dinner. We homeschool, carschool, and take field trips to public school. I would probably get more done if I didn’t have ADD and end up on so many rabbit trails. I have two great kids – one blue, one pink – and two very pretty cats (one evil-snot, one lover-boy). We live in Texas and dream big. In my spare time, I love to take photos… put stuff on the cats… eat at Chipotle… and blog like a madwoman. I also write for The Homeschool Blog Awards, Heart of the Matter, and Gathering Manna. I blog for book money, Italian coffee, sweet tea, Godiva Raspberry Dark Chocolate bars, and for free. Mostly for free. Because I’m crazy like that.
Stick around and join me on my homeschool journey… or just hang out and chit chat. I love comments. You can also visit my Coffee Lounge and hear some groovy tunes… and see my photo slideshow. Don’t say I never gave you anything for ‘Blog Party Day’.
Welcome to my little corner of the net! Ya’ll come back now, ya hear?
Update 3/8/08… I made it through to #35 on the linky today. I’m checking out your parties! Meeting new people, commenting as I go. How fun is this?! Sadly, I have no time to blog. Don’t forget to turn your clocks forward tonight. I’ll post my 800 favorite prizes at the bottom of this post later this week. Cuz I want to win something cool. Don’t you???
Update 3/9/08… I made it through to #75 on the linky today. Commenting takes a lot out of you! I’m planning to comment on almost every blog if I can think of something besides “party on!” to say! Right now I’m off to church and small group… see you later tonight!
Update 3/13/08… Took the day off from commenting so I could read through the prize list and pick my favorites. Below are what I came up with. Hope I win something for all the time I have put in to the blog party this week! One week is way too short to do a party of this scale!
PRIZES I hope to win…
#100 – 25$ Target giftcard and a Rachel Ray Cookbook (with cool bag, etc.)
#60 – 25$ Amazon giftcard
#117 – 25$ Target giftcard
#140 – 20$ Amazon giftcard
#59 – 25$ paypal
#124 – Rachel Ray Cookbook
#87 – Cool blue beaded necklace
And… if that doesn’t work out, here are the rest (in order) that I would gladly accept as well: #’s… 39, 24, 25, 20, 103, 104, 119, 70, 61, 67, 78, 91, 92, 94, 57, 116, 112, 107, 93, 71, 72, 90, 3, 9, 136, 29, 30, 31, 38, 122, 149, 130, 46, 152, 45, 41, 14, 69
* Thank you to Easter Egg Ornaments for the awesome egg sleeve prize! Go over and buy some sleeves from them if you need some decorating ideas for this Easter!