I have been at this personally blogging business for just about a year now. I had been blogging for my company for many years, but started Ideally speaking to give myself a creative outlet and to share stories as a new mom. I wanted the freedom to talk about everything from diaper changes to politics and everything I could squeeze in between.
What I didn’t anticipate finding with my personal blog was the amazing level of connection it would bring with other online moms. I used my personal twitter to promote my blog and walked right into a world of the most open and sharing women I have ever had the pleasure of talking with. It truly makes me feel like a member of the world wide moms club
It is because of this that I am very exciting to be taking part in my first ever Ultimate Blog Party with the lovely ladies at 5 Minutes for Mom! In the past year I have come to live for mommy meetups and this will be the marathon of all twitter parties and video hangouts!
Hey! Found you through UBP! This is my first year and I am loving meeting all the new people and the great blogs I am finding! Looking forward to coming back and reading your blog!
Thank you! I’m really looking forward to next week. I am so glad everyday that I ventured down the mommy blogger path
Ginny Marie says
I’ve been blogging for about 4 years, and I love it! This is my third UBP! I would love for you to make a return visit…I’m trying to get 100 comments on my party post. Wouldn’t that be ideal? Lemon Drop Pie
Thanks Ginny! That certainly would be ideal I will be heading back to UBP later tonight (after the monkey is in bed) to visit everyone’s links. I’ll be sure to go contribute to your 100 comment goal!
Ginny Marie says
Thanks for leaving a comment last night! I appreciate it.
Kristine Foley @ TheFoleyFam says
Found you thru the UBP! Looking forward to following your adventures! Happy Friday!
Kristine from TheFoleyFam – Unedited
Thank you very much! You as well! I will definitely stop by The Foley Fam later tonight
Stopping by to say hello from the UBP…
Hey there Carrie! Thanks for popping in
My Little Bit of Life says
You’re little girl is so precious!
I should add that I would LOVE to say she looks like her mama …..but no, she is the spitting image of her Daddy!
Desire Empire says
Hi Here from UBP
Congrats on the blog and I agree you’re when you are that cute you don’t have to search too hard for what the bunny has left.
Haha thanks Carolyn! Yes she has her adorable looks all figured out
Hi, stopping in from UBP12. This is my first time joining the UBP also! Just followed you through GFC so I will definitely be back to read some more.
Thanks for the visit! Headed over to follow your blog as well! Looking forward to reading more
Trish @ In So Many Words says
I agree, blogging has been a great way for me to connect with a hugely supportive group of other moms! Happy partying.
Absolutely! Everyone is very caring, friendly and funny. I love sharing stories with other online mamas!
Kristle Helmuth says
I totally agree with you! My husband was wounded in Iraq in 2007 and I felt so alone, I started blogging and 5 years later I have the most amazing friends through blogging that I could have ever asked for! Hope you are enjoying yourself at UBP 2012! Be sure to stop by http://www.forgetthedognotthebaby.com and say hi!
Hey Kristle! UBP12 has brought even more connections. What an amazing experience. Thanks for popping by and for sharing on the UBP spreecast the other night
angel shrout says
I began blogging roughly 5 years ago as a way to make adult connections. A full time SAHM who also began caring for my mother for the last years of her life I needed an outlet. Blogging was it for me. This is my 3rd year participating in the UBP and each year I have just moved or changed my blog name. I am finally under my own address using WordPress which has been a HUGE change for me. Welcome to the party hun.
Thanks Angel! UBP has been a wonderful experience. I am so glad I decided to take part in it. I recently bought my domain and it does make a huge difference.
Crystal Renee says
I am coming by from UBP 12. My name is Crystal too! ha. I will be a new follower for sure. Love your blog.
Hey Crystal! (greatest.name.ever.)Thanks for stopping by. I just checked out your site too! Following
Janet Rose says
Stopping by from the UBP. I like your blog design…the pink is awesome!
Hi Janet! Thank you. It just recently went through a much needed site redesign I find the pink brings out my girly side just a bit more…which is good, since I grew up with three brothers and don’t always remember that side exists!
TDM Wendy says
Thanks for coming by Tales from the Motherhood!
You’re welcome! Thanks for popping into Ideally speaking!
The blog party is so much fun. One year I tried to visit every single blog. I didnt make it but I heard someone else did. I know I can’t do it this year, but I’ll see how many I can get.
found you through UBP. i love how this allows me to find new blogs to follow. it’s been 2 days of me lurking everyone’s blog and it’s so much fun
Greener Mommy says
Very nice blog. Congrats on the little one!
Thank you! She’s an amazing little ball of energy
Found you through UBP -I love your perspective!!! I’m an idealist environmentalist too! Change the world Momma!
Absolutely and thank you!