Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival: 2020 Recap

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Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival: 2020 recap

It looks like we’ve made it through another year – and what a year it’s been!

In total, 278 bloggers have contributed a total of 2,362 posts since we started in June 2009. I was going to share a bunch more historical data but I know you’re eager to find out who has joined the rank of Star, Superstar or Megastar Blogger, so I won’t bore you.

Let’s hear it for the new Star and Megastar Bloggers!

Hellen Buttigieg has now contributed to 10 or more Blog Carnivals and earned the title of Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival Star Blogger.

Julie Bestry is now a Professional Organizers Blog Carnival Megastar Blogger, having contributed to over 50 Blog Carnivals.

Please join me in congratulating Hellen and Julie for their blogging achievements. They’re in good company!

You could earn a badge in 2021, even if you’ve never participated before. Get started now by contributing a post about Organizing Checklists to January’s edition. You’ve got until 12:00 PM EST on Tuesday, January 20th.

Let’s hear it for the First Timers!

It’s always exciting to see new names pop up, and we had even more than usual, probably the result of opening up participating to bloggers outside the organizing industry. I’m happy to extended a warm though belated welcome to those who participated in their first Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival in 2020.

Alex Loredo
Angela Carte
Angela Spisak
Anita Grabowska
Anne Lyons
Erin Neumann
Heather LeGuilloux
Joe Carte
Karen Windholz
Keri Lunt Stevens
Lauren Williams
Lisa Griffith
Lori Jazvac
Lynette Apley
Marian Bernard
Maureen McCann
Sue Edwards
Susan Valeri
Tanya Mykhaylychenko

I hope to see you all again in 2021! Our topic for January is Organizing Checklists, so if that’s up your alley, make your submission right here.

Let’s hear it for the Sponsors!

And last but not least, I’d like to thank those who supported the Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival with a sponsorship during the past year.

Sponsoring a Blog Carnival is a great way to promote your business, and I’ll be happy to schedule a topic that’s a good fit for your product or service.

Hot Topics in 2020

Curious to know which editions of the Blog Carnival were most popular? Wonder no more!

  1. Working from Home
  2. Organized Shopping
  3. Organizing & Planning a Wardrobe

One edition from the past was read more this year than any of the current ones. Can you guess which one?

View all the POBC posts here, leave your guess in the comments, and the first person to guess correctly will have an opportunity to sponsor a 2021 edition of the Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival free of charge!

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Topics for 2024

Forming New Habits
Submission dates: December 21 to January 17
Sponsor: Geralin Thomas, Career Coach to Professional Organizers

Creative Storage Solutions
Submission dates: January 18 to February 14
Sponsor: Sabrina’s Organizing & Admin Services

Money Management
Submission dates: February 15 to March 20
Sponsor: Mindflows for ADHD

Education and Organizing
Submission dates: March 21 to April 17
Sponsorship available

Filing Systems
Submission dates: April 18 to May 15
Sponsor: Sabrina’s Organizing & Admin Services

Submission dates: May 16 to June 19
Sponsor: Peggy Wonder, Space For You

Writing and Organizing
Submission dates: June 20 to July 17
Sponsorship available

Meal Planning
Submission dates: July 18 to August 14
Sponsorship available

Organizing Meetings
Submission dates: August 15 to September 18
Sponsorship available

Organizing for Seasonal Changes
Submission dates: September 19 to October 16
Sponsorship available

Best Organizing & Productivity Books
Submission dates: October 17 to November 20
Sponsorship available

Best of 2024
Submission dates: November 21 to December 25
Sponsorship available

Become a Star

Contribute to 10 or more Blog Carnivals and get recognized as a POBC Star Blogger!

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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. Hazel Thornton Hazel Thornton on December 30, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    My guess is the one about Marie Kondo. And I love POBC! Thanks for constantly inspiring us to write, share, and contribute, Janet. Happy New Year!

  2. Julie Bestry Julie Bestry on December 31, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    Thank you for this wonderful monthly opportunity, Janet. I do love these carnivals.

    And I never have a clue what the masses will find popular, so I’m going to be wrong, but I pick “Organizing Recipes” from 2017. (Me, my personal fave would be organizing paper, but I’m partial!)

  3. Avatar LISA GESSERT on January 4, 2021 at 7:00 am

    My guess…working from home…it was what so many of us did!!!
    and I thank you as well Janet for inspiring me to get this blogging done for every Monday!!

    Happy New Year!


    • Avatar Janet Barclay on January 4, 2021 at 1:10 pm

      That’s what I would have expected too, but maybe it hasn’t been online long enough to gain the traction the other one has.

  4. Avatar Seana Turner on January 4, 2021 at 8:09 am

    What a great way you have created to gather and share helpful information on organizing topics! I will guess “Organizing with Small Children,” as this does well on my own blog. Happy New Year, Janet!

  5. Avatar Ronni Eisenberg on January 4, 2021 at 8:28 am

    Janet, you are definitely a gatherer. You bring everyone together in a nice way.
    Working from home would be my guess as the most read post! There were many good ones.

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on January 4, 2021 at 1:12 pm

      A gatherer… I like that!

      “Working from home” was most popular this year, but an older one has had more traffic.

  6. Linda Samuels Linda Samuels on January 4, 2021 at 9:48 am

    There are so many relevant and amazing posts to chose from. I think that “Sneak Peek into the Professional Organizer’s Home” is the one.

    Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year, Janet!

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on January 4, 2021 at 1:13 pm

      That was one of my favourites, but that’s not it.

  7. Avatar Diane N Quintana on January 4, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Happy New Year, Janet! My guess is working from home.

  8. Avatar Sabrina Quairoli on January 4, 2021 at 10:47 am

    Congratulations Julie and Hellen! Love the POBC group! I always look forward to this series. =)

  9. Avatar Neena on January 4, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    Hi Janet,
    My guess is Learning from Home – lots of parents looking for ways to make online school work in their space.

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on January 5, 2021 at 7:15 am

      Another great topic, but that’s not it either!

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