Welcome to the Ultimate Blogging Party

A little late than never, but I thought it would be easier to make this post a sticky…so consider things stuck! Daily (or so) posts follow below.

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

Holy cow, I can’t believe that I posted about the Ultimate Blog Party 2009 about a month ago and I still manage to forget to sign up and post!  Please forgive me.  I will have to take some time and get a real, welcomey sort of post up here.  Right now, I just have to post my hasty hello! and run.

Here are the basics (will tweak more later, after I get back from dinner)…

  • thirty-something blogger far too close to becoming a forty-something blogger
  • run a small business leading workshops and teaching small business the benefits of social media and blogging
  • also run an amazing community and blogsite that hosts regular weekly giveaways (and why I don’t have one up here)
  • have another business that I plan to be getting started over the next couple months, but am still a little hushhush about it
  • I’m not a fan of the term “mompreneur” as I feel it separates us as women and think that we’d do better to support each other in business as much as possible – while I’ll agree that moms have an additional challenge or two than others may not have, but it doesn’t mean that a child-free entrepreneur doesn’t also have additional challenges to face (during my first years in business, like many, I worked full time, but at one point, I also took full time care of my father-in-law as he lost his battle with cancer — different challenges, but still difficult challenges for a young business none-the-less).  Basically, I’m just not a fan of pitting women against women, I think that unfortunately we can do that ourselves without the media getting involved and categorizing us.
  • I’ve been blogging on and off for about 5 or so years now in fact, I write on three blogs
  • I attended BlogHer last year, but won’t be this year
  • love my crazy, workaholic husband who is currently at SXSW doing his music-lovin’ thing (our 5th anniversary is right around the corner)
  • we’re child-free, but have two adorable little fur-kids (much as I might hate that expression) – one cat that’s been waking me up too damn early this past week and one dog that never seems to stop barking
  • when the mood strikes me, I can curse like a sailor (and why I’m in the not-so-family-friendly category)
  • I love taking photos and sometimes participate in Wordless Wednesday  – can’t stand editing though, so I tend to post my images raw, straight outta the camera
  • I love in the greater Los Angeles area (moved her to marry my husband) and miss seasons (and winter particularly) tremendously
  • I’m a Jersey Girl born and bred, though I moved southward when I was 20 or so – I still have the accent on occasion, but will either need to be drunk or very excited (doesn’t mean the occasional “shoew-oar” (sure) won’t slip out – and yes, it cracks my husband, the native Angelino up)
  • I love nothing more than a great cup of tea, though when out and about, I live on lattes or iced coffees
  • that’s all I can think of right now, but I do have this 7 Things post that might share a couple of insights
  • Edited to Add: just realized that while I’m too exhausted to create a more witty post, I can just link you to last year’s post and that should give you an idea of what I’m about

Oh yeah, I may as well write this here since I know it’s getting the page views…I’m always looking for bloggers on my site.  If you’re interested in learning more about the opportunity, drop me a note.

Proper welcome to come okay, that’s not happening now, but I have been adding more and more to this post each day. Please feel free to stay and visit a while….

And did I mention that there are prizes involved?  Me, I’m most interested in the following:

  • #58 – Kitchaid Mixer
  • #19, #21 and #22 – all $50 Target gift certificates
  • #111 Afternoon Tea in a Box (I do love me some tea)
  • and lastly #12 a $20 gift certificate to The Gift Closet

What prizes are you interested in?

23 thoughts on “Welcome to the Ultimate Blogging Party

  1. April

    Are you getting at all freaked out about the almost 40 thing? I turned 38 on Wednesday and its kinda starting to get to me!

    And I totally loathe the Mompreneur title too. Why can’t I just be both without having to mash them together and be labeled with some made up word??

    Anyway, thanks for stopping by my blog during UBP. That birthday thing I mentioned kinda kept me away from the computer so I missed most of UBP.

    Aprils last blog post..“Home Sweet Home” or the “Where in the hell have I been?” post

  2. LA Blogger Gal

    Thanks for stopping by Katy! That heart is actually built into the “comment luv” plugin. I do know that there’s someway to add some different images like hearts and music signs from a basic keyboard, but I never bothered to learn how.

  3. LA Blogger Gal

    Hi Monica, thanks for stopping by. I haven’t yet made it to as many UBP blogs as I’d like as I was pretty busy this year. But I’m keep tracking of everyone 😉

  4. LA Blogger Gal

    Hi Katherine! Thanks for stopping by. For some reason this went into spam (which I never, ever check) so I just now got it. I’m more of a tea fan and have yet to learn how to make a good cup of coffee at home. My best friend and former roomie would make her pot so strong it would make your eyeballs stand straight up! If I ever wanted any, I had to ask her to make a milder pot (and she would she’s so awesome!). I did have some crazy good coffee the other night. It was so good, I single-handedly drank the entire French press pot!

  5. LA Blogger Gal

    Hey Becky! Thanks for stopping by. I’ve been a little busy during this UBP and hope to catch up on some of the blogs this week. Of course, I also start a new job this week, so I could just be fooling myself 😉

  6. LA Blogger Gal

    Hey Liza, thanks for stopping by. I definitely need to pop on over to check out your blog one day soon. I’ve been jonesing to go to Hawaii for our upcoming anniversary, but I doubt that’s going to happen yet. Too soon after our Ireland trip to swing the expense.

  7. LA Blogger Gal

    Hey Stephanie. Thanks for stopping by. I haven’t been as party focused as I’d have liked this year. But hey, sometimes life just happens and you’ve got to roll with it. Right?

  8. LA Blogger Gal

    Thanks for stopping by Amanda. I’ll be spending some time back on your site soon. Well, once I find the time – LOL

  9. LA Blogger Gal

    Thanks for stopping by! I went to Italy many, many years ago. It’s on our list of places we’d like to visit, so I hope to return some day.

  10. LA Blogger Gal

    Hi April. Thanks for stopping by. I have to say, I’m not nearly as freaked out about 40 as I as about 30. Then again, I’m in a much better place this time. Happy belated birthday! Hope it was a great one.

    I pretty much missed most of UBP as well. I think I hit about 50 or so blogs and left maybe 10-20 comments. I figure we can still go back and visit folks even though the party is officially over, right? New visitors post-party are still visitors 😉

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