The Back-up Plan – Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival

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The Back-up Plan - Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival

Do you have a back-up plan?

In this technology-driven era we live in, the word “back-up” might make you think about backing up your website or your computer. Those are very important, but back-up plans aren’t just for digital files! It’s also valuable to know what you’d do if your old family photos or important documents were lost or destroyed. Back-up plans are useful in other areas of life as well, whether you’re starting a business, pursuing a new career, or not wanting to spend your life alone, like Robin and Ted.

For this reason, I invited my readers to contribute their blog posts about back-up plans to this month’s Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival. Whether you’re looking advice for yourself or a client, you’re sure to find something valuable here. As you read the posts listed below, please connect with the bloggers on social media, leave comments, and share their posts and this one on social media.

The sponsor for this month is Geralin Thomas. The owner of Metropolitan Organizing© since 2002, Geralin helps organizers at all experience levels to achieve their goals through her one-on-one coaching and her collection of professionally designed, editable, essential business kits.

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Thanks to everyone who contributed to this Blog Carnival, especially our wonderful sponsor, Geralin Thomas.

Do you offer a product or service that would interest professional organizers, productivity consultants, or their clients? Maximize your exposure by sponsoring an upcoming edition of the Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival!

For the next edition of the Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival, I’d like you to contribute your blog posts about Stress Free Holidays. You may make your submission any time from now until Wednesday, November 15 at 11:59 PM EST.

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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

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  1. Linda Samuels Linda Samuels on October 19, 2023 at 10:58 am

    Thank you for including me in this wonderful post. And how timely. There will always be ‘situations’ in life. While many come as surprises, it’s great to have a philosophy for dealing with the unexpected. But in addition, doing some preventative measures in advance can also help. I look forward to reading the posts.

  2. Avatar Seana Turner on October 19, 2023 at 11:13 am

    A backup never feels so important as when you don’t have one and you wish you did! What a great roundup of suggestions. I’ve read some of them, but look forward to tooling around to see what else I need to be doing!

  3. Avatar Janet Barclay on October 19, 2023 at 12:34 pm

    Linda and Seana, I love how you both used personal stories to reinforce the importance of having a back-up plan. Thanks for sharing them!

  4. Julie Bestry Julie Bestry on October 20, 2023 at 3:52 am

    I’m so looking forward to reading the posts I’ve not yet seen and getting a sense of everyone else’s take on this!

    Janet, thank you (as always) for all of your support of the organizing and productivity industry!

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on October 20, 2023 at 8:26 am

      It’s my pleasure, Julie! Thank YOU for all you do to support the Blog Carnival!

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