Professional Organizers Blog Carnival: 2016 in Review

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Professional Organizers Blog Carnival: 2016 in Review

One of the most popular features of Your Organizing Business is the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival, which has been hosted here every month since June 2009. This resource wouldn’t even exist if it weren’t for all the wonderful people who participate.

Today I’d like to acknowledge everyone who was part of the Blog Carnival during 2016.


I’d like to express my sincere appreciation for those who sponsored the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival during the past year.

Consider maximizing your exposure by becoming a sponsor in 2017!

Star Bloggers

Someone who has contributed to 10 or more Blog Carnivals earns the title of Professional Organizers Blog Carnival Star Blogger.

I’m pleased to announce that the following participants achieved this status during 2016:

Chrissy Halton
Hilda Rodgers
Jill Robson
Julie Stobbe
Kate Martin
Nancy Haworth
Natalie Gallagher
Olive Wagar

If your name is listed here, I’ll be sending you a badge you can proudly display on your blog.

Not surprisingly, many of those who achieved Star Blogger status in the past continued to share their posts this year.

Andi Willis
Debbie Pendell
Geralin Thomas
Helena Alkhas
Janice Russell
Janine Adams
Jonda Beattie
Korinne Belock
Laura Wittmann
Leslie Josel
Linda Vanderkolk
Sabrina Quairoli
Samantha Pointer
Sarah Soboleski
Seana Turner
Stacey Agin Murray
Sue Becker
Tina Blazer
Tracy Pierce

You could become a Star in 2017 even if you’ve never participated before! Just submit a post to 10 Carnivals during the year to be eligible.

Superstar Bloggers

Anyone who contributes to 25 or more Blog Carnivals earns the title of Professional Organizers Blog Carnival Superstar Blogger. No one achieved this status during 2016, but many of those who have previously continued to participate during the year.

Audrey Cupo
Ellen Delap
Hazel Thornton
Linda Samuels
Margarita Ibbott
Nancy Borg
Rashelle Isip

Who will become the next Superstar?

First Timers

I’m always excited to see new names pop up in the Blog Carnival, and there were plenty of those this year!

Alison Lush
Cary Prince
Cathie Ericson
Cathy Mendler
Chantal Imbach
Damaris Welles
Daria Harvey
Deb Hipp
Emilio Jose Garcia
Heather Clark
Lauren Flinte
Lori Gersh
Marissa Jacobs
Megan Sheinfeld
Natasha Browne
Offir Gutelzon
Patsy Bieg
Rachael Kalinsky
Rachel Hartman
Roberta Andrade
Roberta Vitorino
Sherri Curley
Terry Prince
Valerie Recore

I hope to see you all back again next year.

Rising Stars

Last but not least, I’d like to pay tribute to the many bloggers who came back this year and are one step closer to becoming Professional Organizers Blog Carnival Star Bloggers.

Amanda Lecaude
Amber Kostelny
Andrea Sharb
Autumn Leopold
Jamie Steele
Jill Annis
Karen Thomas
Kathy Jenkinse[
Kathy McEwan
Kathy Vines
Kim Tremblay
Liana George
Linda Clevenger
Maureen DeGarmo
Melanie Sobocinski
Melissa Gratias
Nealey Stapleton
Nicole Ramer
Penny Catterall
Rachel Hartman
Regina Sanchez
Sara Skillen
Sarah Buckwalter
Shelina Jokhiya

Thank you to everyone whose name is on this page! Let’s all keep up the good work in the new year.

And speaking of the new year, we’re going to kick things off in January with what I think is going to be a really hot topic – Best Organizing Advice Ever. Submit your post any time before 8:00 PM EST on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. Our topic for February will be Bedroom Organizing.

Please let me know if you’d like to suggest a topic or sponsor an upcoming edition!

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

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

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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  1. Avatar Hilda Rodgers on December 28, 2016 at 10:53 am

    I’m excited to be a Star Blogger! I love reading all the posts each month and am grateful to have met so many other great organizing bloggers through this forum. Thank you for hosting the POBC each month Janet!

  2. Avatar Seana Turner on December 28, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    So many wonderful contributors to this special event! Congratulations to this year’s star contributors!

  3. Hazel Thornton Hazel Thornton on December 28, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Have I told you lately how much I love Professional Organizers Blog Carnival? I don’t always read all the posts, but I do read some of them, and I love the variety of approaches we all take to each month’s topic. Being a participant helps keep me blogging. Sometimes I submit a previous post, and sometimes the topic inspires me to write a new one. Thanks for all you do for the blogging organizers’ community, and for me personally, Janet!

  4. Avatar Janet Barclay on December 28, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Seana and Hazel, it’s regulars like you that have kept the Blog Carnival going all these years! Looking forward to reading more of your posts in 2017.

  5. Linda Samuels Linda Samuels on December 28, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    I always appreciate the opportunity to participate in the POBC as a contributor, sharer, and reader of the amazing posts that my colleagues feature. I’m honored to be a POBC Superstar blogger and will continue to contribute.

    Thank you, Janet for giving us this consistent, wonderful venue to be part of.

  6. Avatar Sabrina Quairoli on December 28, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    Wow! That’s an amazing amount of contributors. It a credit to you Janet and all you do to help us P.O. Thank you! May the new year bring you much success.

  7. Avatar Janet Barclay on December 29, 2016 at 5:58 am

    Linda and Sabrina, you know I couldn’t do it without regular participants and strong supporters like you – nor would I want to!

    • Linda Samuels Linda Samuels on December 29, 2016 at 9:31 am

      You have a wonderfully, strong community, Janet! I’m so happy to be part of it.

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