I'm not sure what to expect, since I just found out about it. It sounded so good that I actually...finally...signed up for twitter. I have to say, my experience thus far has been frustrating. Couldn't figure out how to tweet at first. Then got spammed from some idiot telling me about Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber. Couldn't figure out how to join the Ultimate Blog Party convo. Tried four times, then finally figured it out. You'd think twitter would put that in their help section, but I couldn't find it. Luckily I figured it out. Whew!
Anyhoo, the Ultimate Blog Party is like the ultimate link party. They started out in 2007 with 1000 link ups and last year, they had over 2300. Whoa!
So...to tell you a little about myself to the Ultimate Blog Party goers...My name is Tracy, and I'm a single mom who is fortunate enough to work out of the home as a freelance writer. Back in October, 2010, I started my own blog called The Prairie Patch. It mainly deals with prim decor, but since I have such eclectic tastes, I started up All Thumbs Crafts. It's there where I share my latest crafting experiments.
My other blogs are: Craft Supplies Sales and Resources, North Pole Diaries, Handmade Teddy Bears and Raggedies, and the Sunburnt Cow Handmade Shop. For the first two, I'm always looking for craft sales and tutorials, so if you have any, just let me know. I'll be glad to give a link back to you as the source. The latter two feature various artisans who sell handmade items.
I also have two link parties: one on the Prairie Patch, which deals with prim decor items and goes from Sundays to Wednesdays, and the Sunburnt Cow, which runs from Wednesdays to Sundays. The Sunburnt Cow link party is slightly different from other link parties in that I encourage those who have blog posts revolving around handmade items they have for sale to link up. This party can be anything handmade; it's not strictly in the prim/old fashioned look.
Additionally, the Sunburnt Cow will be holding its first Udderly Amazing New Shop Contest beginning April 1st! The contests will be once a month, rotating between Sunburnt Cow and the Teddies and Raggedies blogs. If you know of artisans who have new online shops that could fit into either general handmade items or teddies/raggedies, please pass the info along to them!
I also started up a recipe blog called Lazy Chef Recipes cuz I'm
Here are some of the craft tutorials I've shared on this blog.
Faux stained glass:
Woodless burlap frames
Braided yarn wreath:
Dessert looking soy wax tarts:
Cardboard Wall art:
Lastly, I'm a freelance writer for hire. :) I started my selling blogs (teddies/raggedies and sunburnt cow) as an experiment using all the SEO tricks I've learned during my online writing career. I'm proud to say that in several key search words, those two blogs are on page 1 and 2 for google search. I'm proud of this accomplishment, especially since the blogs are only two months old! I also do other kinds of writing as well, so just email me (addy in profile) if you have any need for a writer.