Friday, March 07, 2008

The Party's Started

Ultimate Blog Party 2008Like so many other things, I almost missed the biggest party of the year. It's the Ultimate Blog Party 2008 and everyone's invited. You can get your boogie on, too. Just head on over to 5 Minutes for Mom to learn more. But remember, it's BYOB (Bring Your Own Blog). Now get over there, get the scoop and get on the dance floor!

OK, now for the introductions. I'm smtwngrl and this is my little corner of the blogsphere. Here at Writing My Life, I like to write about, well, my writing life, but I also like to write about food, books, health and nutrition, the environment and living a greener life, and anything else that strikes my fancy. After all, it's my party and I can blog what I want to, right?

I also write for a health and nutrition blog and a green living blog, and I'm working hard to build a freelance writing business so that one day I can say good-bye to my technical writing job in corporate America and work for ME. I'm learning to network and market myself, but it's not easy considering I tend to be a bit of a wallflower. Thankfully, I have found some great examples to learn from.

So, now that you know a little bit more about me, why not take a look around? Check out my archives, take a jog around my blogroll or just close your eyes, spin around three times and point to a post. You just might find something you like. Welcome to Writing My Life!

P.S. The Ultimate Blog Party is offering tons of prizes for 2008. My favorites are:
  1. Custom blog design by Summer (#45)

  2. A $20 gift card(#39) for Amazon (so I can buy more books, of course) offered by The Organized Knitting Club

  3. $20 for Lush (#149) provided by After a Cup of Coffee...Or Two

  4. A set of greeting cards (#41) from Just Being Notsey

  5. Customized fitness plan (#58) with Go Workout Mom

  6. A blog makeover (#67) by See My Designs
Of course I'd also be happy with #70, 93, 91, 60, 9, 36, 79 or 21. There are so many prizes you'll have a hard time making your own wish list, I promise!

And this year you don't have to be a blogger to win. Just post a comment at the official Blog Party post and then leave comments at the blogs of at least 20 of this year's party-goers to qualify. I'm sure you'll find some new friends along the way, too, and isn't that prize enough?

31 comments:

Kimberley said...

So glad you joined the party, and so glad I found your blog! I'm inspired by your writing credits, and can't wait to read more of your archives. Thanks for introducing me to First 50 Words!

Lulu said...

Yay, welcome to the party! Am doing some bloggy rounds now...just joined up myself! Look forward to seeing what you have planned for the rest of the party!

If I didn`t have a cold I would of brought some wine! But here, I am happy to share my lemon C drinks!

ps: I also like the idea of first 50 words!

Pickel said...

I love your titles...Make New Friends But Keep the Old (one is Silver and the Other Gold).

BrineS said...

I'm inviting you to party with me!

Win some chocolate from my-sister-in-law and I...we blog about CHOCOLATE...me from Australia...and her from Michigan. Here's the link: http://thechocolistas.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

What am I doing in Australia? I married an Aussie...and moved to Brisbane, leaving my family and friends and all the right-side-of-the-road drivers in America.

Win a handmade pocket place mat from my blog Comfort Joy Designs. Here's the link:
http://comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

Want to know more about life in Australia? Visit my A Cup of Joy site where I keep up with my family and friends in America. Here's the link:
http://acupofjoy.wordpress.com/

Happy Partying!

windycindy said...

Hello, I love your site. Writing interests me. I wanted to freelance write for magazines! Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Suz said...

I love writing myself, but I hardly find enough inspiration to blog these days

JujuBoo said...

Great blog. Nice to meet you. Happy blog partying!

CindyPTN said...

Hello! Happy Blog Party. You're one busy gal! It's nice to meet you.

Kathy in WA said...

Hi! It’s so fun to “meet” some new bloggers. Great party! Thanks for inviting us to visit your blog and say hello.

Duckabush Blog

Elizabeth...mommy...etc said...

great blog...i'll bookmark you. ;-) hope you enjoy the party this week and stop by my place when you get a moment. *elizabeth

Blessed said...

Hi There, just doing some party rounds, I'll be sure to bookmark your blog and check it out over the next few weeks! Good luck with your goals. I was able to start working for myself last September and it is the greatest!

smtwngrl said...

Thanks all for stopping by! I'll be checking out your blogs this week.

Erin said...

Thanks for coming by my place to party. Hope you are having a blast.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Hi, you came to my party so I thought I'd come to your, it would be rude not to right? ;)
I also love writing and did Nanowrimo this year too. It was mad wasn't it?
I'm now working on my first novel and keeping my fingers crossed that someone likes it. Happy Blog partying.

carol ~ i throw like a girl said...

HI! thanks for stopping at my blog party! It's been a great way to find blogs I might never have found!

Michelle B. said...

Thanks for stoping by my blog. YOu have an interesting blog yourself.

Reluctant Housewife said...

Great blog. Happy partying!

Bahama Mama said...

Hiya - thanks for stopping in to our party in the Bahamas! I am going to put you in my reader so I can come back and read some of your stuff when it's more relaxed. I love people who write - I think it is such a noble hobby.

TAMY & the SGT said...

Thanks for stopping by my party and inviting me to yours - I'm still trying to get through the list, bookmark and plan to come back to sooooooooooooooooooo many blogs. I like your 'BYOB' reference and the song reference. See you soon.

MaryBeth said...

Just wanted to say thanks for stopping by my blog party earlier! I will definately come back here once all three of my little ones are finished with this horrible round of teething... I've enjoyed what I've read so far.

Crunchy Domestic Goddess said...

thanks so much for visiting my party! :) always glad to meet another greenie. good luck in your quest to work for yourself. :)

Pamela Kramer said...

I'm having a great time visiting all these great new blogs. Thanks for stopping in to say hello!

Barbara H. said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog party!! I like your variety of interests!

Natalie said...

thanks for stopping by my party. i'm loving all of the recipes you have! happy blog party!

Wendy said...

Thanks for stopping by! It does sound like we have a lot of similar interests.
For starters I've been interested in joining a csa for a couple years now (just not sure it will work out where we live), and have been oscillating between vegetarianism and "flexitarinism" my whole life.
Your blog is really interesting, and I'll have to stop back in when I can do a little more reading.

Happy Panda said...

Guess who won prize #39?
Yep it's you! Please be patient while the prize donor is contacted. They will be in touch with you soon. Congratulations!!!!!!!

Pam said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Isn't this blog party amazing?! I can't believe that amount of people that have jumped on board! It is awesome. Thanks for stopping by and happy partying!

Crazy Daisy said...

Love your party post! Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Sounds like we have a some things in common! I'm looking forward to becoming bbf... best bloggy friends :-)

grace said...

Thanks for dropping by my party. I am stopping back to read more.

Rebecca said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog party. I hope you WILL come back again soon. (If you haven't already -- I'm running a little behind.)

Storm said...

Still hopping from blog to blog... my goal is to post at each blog at least once. Nice to meet you. Happy blogging!

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