Google+ The Ultimate Blog Party 2014 | Toronto Teacher Mom

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Ultimate Blog Party 2014

My name is Diana and welcome to the Ultimate Blog Party 2014! This incredible event is hosted by the wonderful ladies at 5MinutesForMom.com and it is the perfect opportunity to discover blogs new and old, and win prizes, too! The UBP is in it's 8th year and I loved it so much when I first participated in it back in 2010 that I joined once again in 2011, 2012 and 2013

From left to right: Myself and Oprah. Just to clarify. ;)

To all of my readers, why not take a load off and check out what it's all about. For all of you UBP blog hoppers, thanks for stopping by and please stay a while. You might discover six weird things you didn't know about me or how I met Covergirl P!NK backstage during her Toronto concert. And if you like crafts, feel free to stop by my other blog Diana's Designs where I share my handmade card creations. In the meantime, I hope you'll share a little something about yourself and how you started blogging. Looking forward to partying with you!

Ultimate Blog Party 2014

31 comments:

  1. I was happy to see this post this morning as that is always the question when you sit down to put a piece together and ask yourself what are you doing this for? I can honestly say Diana that you (and I'm sure we spoke of this briefly early on) and a select few of other bloggers are the reason. What most of you don't know is that i developed my passion for blogging while off suffering from depression and anxiety from things both interior and exterior driven. It opened my eyes to a new to me way of expressing myself to an audience that can get to know the real me without putting stereotypes on the color or style of shirt I'm wearing or if I'm wearing the latest style. I blog about the everyday, the way i see it, those that influence it in the good and the bad. Those that know me will see that I'm passionate when reviewing products and put into it as much as possible and love the tech side of things. If it has a plug, takes batteries or powered for an alternate energy source, I either; own it, want it or dream about it. I have of course in my minds eye the most wonderful little family with a beautiful wife and DD7 at this point in time and spend any possible moment that I can with them as nobody can take away memories made. I incorporate my home life into my blogging life as much as possible so people know not only me but my family. Many people have gotten me where I am in this industry such as yourself; Lina Almeida, Tenille Lafontaine, Stacey Martin, Julie Elsdon-Height, Wanda Lynn Young, Cathy Canton...Paula Shuck, Margarita Ibbott the list goes on and on but these few among others had taken time and still do to answer questions for me and help me out as they have been there. I belong to Blogging Communities such as Sharon Vinderline's PTPA (parent tested parent approved) as well as Erica Ehm's YMC (yummy mummy club). O.k. condensing now as I'm writing a post and NOT a novel..lol. My blog is www.answerthetullyphone.com and is an open ended blog. It is not a personal blog per say, although most of it is based upon my opinions, it also has other great information on it as well and your just going to have to drop in, say high and take a gander. Being new in this industry is tough and content will start out slow, however, I'm getting there and i thank you Diana for that and all the other bloggers even though not mentioned will know who they are. Something as simple as a quick tip in Blogger, wordpress or how to run a giveaway goes a long way people. If you take a couple things away from me during a twitter party or pick up from my blog is that i enjoy helping others more than you know, i love to have a laugh and create some fun and I'm as genuine as they come so take a second and pick up the tullyphone!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much for sharing a 'little' about yourself. I'm so glad you found a way to cope through depression and anxiety by means of blogging. I will definitely be stopping by your blog to hear what's on the other end of the tullyphone. And thanks again for stopping by and for your continual support. Cheers!

      Delete
  2. I'm such a huge Oprah fan!!! I would LOVE to meet her.

    Thanks so much for joining the UBP. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for hosting, Susan! I was a little awestruck when I met Oprah and didn't know quite what to say. Thoroughly enjoyed listening to her speak, though.

      Delete
  3. Hey Diana! Fun to find your blog and meet you during the UBP! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Kate! Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the rest of the UBP14!

      Delete
  4. lol I saw the photo and thought WOAH Oprah's at the UBP! I'm going to head over now and read the 6 things I don't know about you, because I've written the six things you don't know about me on my blog for the party too! Here's mine: http://www.supermommyclub.com/welcome-ultimate-blog-party-ubp14/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ha, ha! I hadn't blogged that photo yet so I figured the UBP was a good time to share it. Thanks for stopping by, Clare. Hope you enjoy the party!

      Delete
  5. Hi Diana, I'm Stopping by from Boogers Are Yucky to say good morning! #UBP14

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Lizzie! I have to say I love your blog name. It pretty much sums it up. LOL

      Delete
  6. HOLY COW you met Oprah?! That's crazy awesome!

    Party on & I'm looking forward to seeing more of your posts!
    ~Cathy~
    OurMiniFamily.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I KNOW! I still can't believe it. Thanks for stopping in, Cathy! Hope you enjoy the rest of the party!

      Delete
  7. Hi, stopping by from #UBP14! Can't wait to follow along!

    ReplyDelete
  8. How cool Oprah and Pink!! Awesome! Happy to be your newest follower and looking forward to future posts. Thanks for joining the party so I could find you :)
    http://www.jenerallyinformed.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. Stopping by from #UBP14! Can't wait to read more posts :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hey, nice to meet you at the UBP14. This is my third year at the party - you and I were apparently very excited or on the ball as we're the first two linkers! :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. I am so glad you encouraged me to join in on the party! Looking forward to getting to know and "meet" some new bloggers and reconnect with ones I currently love!

    Have fun!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hi Diana nice to meet you at #UBP14 . I love Oprah but I got excited when you mentioned you met Pink backstage in Toronto. I'm a huge Pink fan!
    Have a great weekend, Kim ~ This Ole Mom

    ReplyDelete
  13. Stopping by from UBP.. I loved your 6 weird things post.. how do you blow bubbles with your tongue?!?!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hey there! Nice to meet you. It's fun that you met some notable people and have random talents. I don't necessarily have random talents that I can think of with little sleep. I do love to cook, sew and sing. :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Meeting Pink and Oprah!? Very cool! I'm stopping by via UBP14

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hey we both first particiapted in 2010 and funny enough that is how we first "met"

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hi Toronto Teacher Mom – so nice to meet you at UBP14. We look forward to following your blog. Follow us on Pinterest for Recipes, Food & romance! http://bit.ly/1fXbopm

    ReplyDelete
  18. Bonjour! C'est trop cool que vous etes une prof de francais. =) I haven't spoke French in quite awhile unfortunately. But I love bloggers who include anything with the French language!! =)) From the UBP14. I'm over at www.mommyandlove.com. Hope you are enjoying the party... You're last Nutella post is making me want crepes for dinner btw!! YUMM!

    ReplyDelete
  19. So when/how did you meet Oprah? I'm stopping by from the UBP14 and must know the details!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Oprah, wow! Can't wait to read around and find out more!

    Popping over from the #UBP14. Hope you visit me back on my post at: http://momandmore.com/2014/04/party-with-me-at-the-ultimate-blog-party-2014-ubp14.html

    ReplyDelete
  21. Nice to "meet" you, Diana! :) I'm catching up on the UBP list, haha... I have 4 kids under 5 and blog at Jornie.com "in my spare time." ;) It's great fun being Mommy, really... Just have to blog and chase kiddos at the same time. Lol. Hopping around to everyone's blogs and social accounts, so I'll be following you soon also! Take care!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Hmm... That didn't link right, not sure why it's saying I'm on blogger, haha! This comment should be linked to the right blog :) sorry about that!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Hi Diana! I wanted to stop by and let you know that there's still plenty of time to enter our UBP14 blog contest. It's a great way to help raise awareness of child online safety while cashing in on a great prize as well. Hope you'll help us keep the party going! http://www.5minutesformom.com/88709/child-online-safety-awareness/

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment here on Toronto Teacher Mom. Hope you have a great day!