Professional Organizers Blog Carnival: 2017 in Review

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Professional Organizers Blog Carnival: 2017 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 2017.


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 2018!

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 2017:

Carolyn Caldwell

Debbie Rosemont

Nealey Stapleton

Liana George

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

Andi Willis
Anne Blumer
Cena Block
Chrissy Halton
Debbie Pendell
Helena Alkhas
Hilda Rodgers

Jill Robson
Jonda Beattie
Julie Stobbe
Kate Martin

Leslie Josel
Melinda Massie

Natalie Gallagher
Olive Wagar
Sarah Soboleski
Stacey Agin Murray
Sue Becker

You could become a Star in 2018 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.

I’m pleased to announce that the following participants achieved this status during 2017:

Janine Adams
Janice Russell
Laura Wittman
Seana Turner
Nancy Haworth
Sabrina Quairoli

Many who previously became Superstar Bloggers continued to participate during the year:

Angela Esnouf
Julie Bestry
Hazel Thornton
Margarita Ibbott
Nancy Borg
Rashelle Isip

Will you will be the next Superstar?

Megastar Bloggers

I once said I wouldn’t create a third status until someone contributed to 100 posts, but I’m so impressed with the commitment of a few readers that I just couldn’t wait! Effective immediately, anyone who contributes to 50 or more Blog Carnivals earns the title of Professional Organizers Blog Carnival Megastar Blogger.  The first people to attain this recognition are (drumroll please!):

Audrey Cupo
Ellen Delap
Linda Samuels

Woo hoo! I wonder who will be the first to reach 100. 🙂

My graphic designer is working on new badges for all three levels of Professional Organizers Blog Carnival Star Bloggers and I hope to have those for you early in the new year.

First Timers

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

Carol Jones
Caroline Guntur
Daina Makinson
Deanna Koller
Diane Quintana
Diane Randall
Jodi Holzband

Julie Ulmer
Kayla Matthews
Max Lukominskyi
Mel Carruthers
Melissa Rogers
Neena Nandagopal
Pam Hoepner

Ruth Martin
Sheri Steed
Shona Koehn
Stephanie Butler
Suzanna Kaye
Valerie Thompson
Vanessa Boucher

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.

Andrea Sharb
Cary Prince
Chantal Imbach
Cheri Warnock
Christina Hidek
Damaris Welles

Daria Harvey
Janet Schiesl
Jill Annis
Kathy McEwan
Kathy Vines
Kim Tremblay
Maureen DeGarmo

Megan Sheinfeld
Melanie Sobocinski
Melissa Gratias
Offir Gutelzon
Rachel Hartman
Regina Sanchez
Sara Skillen

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

Speaking of the new year, we’re going to kick things off in January with 2017 Conference Highlights. Submit your post any time before 7:00 PM EST on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Our topic for February will be Organizing for Your Legacy.

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

Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

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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  1. Avatar Sabrina Quairoli on December 27, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Wow, Janet. That is wonderful. It’s such a great service you are giving other PO bloggers. I’m looking forward to the new year and the new set of themes. Happy New Year.

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on December 28, 2017 at 4:37 pm

      I have so much fun doing it, and I always learn something helpful too! Thank you so much for being a regular participant and supporter.

  2. Avatar Debbie Rosemont on December 27, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    Thank you for the opportunity to contribute Janet! I’m honored to be a 2017 Star Blogger. Here’s to a joyfully productive 2018!

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on December 28, 2017 at 4:40 pm

      “Joyfully productive” sounds perfect to me, Debbie!

  3. Linda Samuels Linda Samuels on December 28, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    These are some impressive stats. But it’s not just about the stats, but the obvious love of and commitment to the #POBC that so many of us have. I always enjoy the amazing collections that you curate and love learning from my colleagues.

    Thank you for the lovely blog sponsor acknowledgment. And how exciting that you’ve deemed me and my buddies Ellen and Audrey “Megastar Bloggers!” What an honor. My deepest gratitude to you, Janet, for all that you do to promote us and to give us opportunities to share.

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on December 29, 2017 at 12:41 pm

      It’s exciting, isn’t it? And I just figured out that if everyone who participated this year comes back next year, we only need 19 new people to reach 100!

      I love seeing the power of community here too.

      • Linda Samuels Linda Samuels on December 29, 2017 at 12:42 pm

        That’s wonderful! I’m sure you will get there and beyond.

  4. Avatar Olive Wagar on December 31, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    Dear Janet:
    It is always such a pleasure to read the inspiring collection of blogs each month. It’s like having a professional development class with dear friends. And it was fun to actually meet some of them in person at the NAPO 2017 conference. Thanks for the opportunity to contribute and for throwing out the challenge to keep up the commitment to such a worthwhile endeavor! Best wishes for a wonderful 2018.

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on January 1, 2018 at 1:17 pm

      We’re so lucky we connected through Elizabeth’s coaching group!

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