2017: The Best of Your Organizing Business

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Your Organizing Business: Best of 2017

As a blogger, you need to look at your analytics from time to time to see how you’re doing.

I probably don’t review mine as often as I should, but I do like to check them at the end of each year. There are a few benefits to this practice:

  • I get to see which posts have been the most popular. There are always a few surprises! I can then use this information to decide what type of content I should plan for the future.
  • It reminds me of what I’ve blogged about during the year. Seeing what I’ve accomplished and re-living the experience of creating the posts I enjoyed most is a great motivator to keep going.
  • I get to share my top posts with you again!

Top 5 Blog Carnivals of 2017

The Professional Organizers Blog Carnival continues to be the most popular feature on Your Organizing Business, so I want to say a big thanks to all who have contributed to it and shared it with your followers. I’ll be thanking you all personally after the last edition of the year has been published.

The most popular editions were:

  1. Organizing the Car
  2. Best Organizing Advice Ever
  3. Bedroom Organizing – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival
  4. Organizing Tools for Back to School
  5. Organizing and Mental Health

Don’t forget to submit your post for this month, if you haven’t already! The topic is Paper Planners, and the deadline is 7:00 PM EST on Tuesday, December 19, 2017.

Top 5 guest posts from 2017

Last week I expressed my appreciation for all of this year’s guest bloggers, but if you missed too many to read them all now, be sure to check these out:

  1. Interview with Professional Organizer and Author Kathy Vines
  2. What is Net 30 & why is it (probably) bad for my business? by Bernard Meyer
  3. 3 Smart Apps for Professional Organizers and Consultants to Recommend by Kayla Matthews
  4. Making the Best Impression with Your Presentation by Payman Taei
  5. 8 Creative Tips to Make Your Video Content Go Viral by Brenna Clarine

Would you like to be featured here in 2018?

Read my updated Guest Blogger Guidelines to see if it’s a good fit for you, or fill out the Organizer Interview Questionnaire.

My top 5 posts from 2017

Of course, I’m always most excited to see which of my posts resonated the most with my readers! I’m only human after all.

  1. Product Review: Action Day Planner
  2. Goodbye Outlook, Hello Gmail and Todoist!
  3. Recommended Reading for Professional Organizers
  4. They Left Us Everything, by Plum Johnson [Book Review]
  5. Exciting Changes at Your Organizing Business (no longer online as it was time-sensitive)

What I learned from this list is that you seem to most enjoy my posts when I share something about me, as opposed to basic informational posts. I’ll keep that in mind in the future! Try it if you want to form a stronger connection with your readers.

That last one was a real surprise. I’m truly honored by the support you have given my business and this blog, whether you’re a new reader or a Professional Organizers Blog Carnival Superstar Blogger (and everyone in between, of course)!

Which was your favorite? One of these top posts, or a different one?

Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

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A former professional organizer, I now eliminate stress for my clients by hosting, monitoring, and maintaining their WordPress sites so they don’t have to worry about security, downtime or performance issues. When I’m away from my desk, I enjoy reading, photography, watching movies, and cooking.

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  1. Avatar Seana Turner on December 13, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    So fun to look back and see what has really resonated with your readers. You’ve got me itching to go check my own analytics now. I’ve loved being a part of your roundups and conversations!

    Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and looking forward to more great content in 2018!

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on December 13, 2017 at 1:01 pm

      Same to you, Seana! Thanks for being such a regular commenter and sharer.

  2. Avatar Rashelle Isip on December 13, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    That was quite an exciting 2017, Janet! I contributed to making “Exciting Changes at Your Organizing Business” a top read post. 🙂 I have to say, it’s been fun watching your business grow and evolve over the years.

    Thanks again for all that you do for the professional organizer community and beyond. Best wishes to you and yours for a 2018 filled with health, happiness, and sparkling success!

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on December 13, 2017 at 1:02 pm

      Thank you, Rashelle! You’ve given me my warm fuzzies for today, and I love having you in my community.

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