The Professional Organizers Blog Carnival in 2019

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Just like Santa Claus, I sit down every December to make my list and check it twice. It’s none of my business if you’re naughty or nice though  – my list tells me who’s contributed to the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival during the year and how often. And instead of gifts, I give badges to everyone who reached a new level during the year. But first…

Let’s hear it for the First Timers!

I love to welcome new contributors, and we had quite a number of those this year:

  • Adina Rorouzan
  • Catherine Barnsley
  • Christi Hamby-Sowder
  • Devin Ostertag
  • Diana Duran Wettling
  • Effy Nicopoulos
  • Liana Torosyan
  • Lynda Peterson
  • Melanie Juedes
  • Paula Rizzo
  • Sam Wilson
  • Veronica Bishop

Thanks for joining us!

Let’s hear it for the Sponsors!

Next, I’d like to send a big thank you to everyone who supported the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival with a sponsorship during the past year.

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

And now the announcements you’ve been waiting for…

New Star, Superstar and Megastar Bloggers

Amanda Lecaude and Stephanie Shalofsky have now contributed to 10 or more Blog Carnivals and earned the title of Professional Organizers Blog Carnival Star Blogger.

Debbie Rosemont has participated in 25 or more Blog Carnivals, earning the title of Professional Organizers Blog Carnival Superstar Blogger.

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

Please join me in congratulating Amanda, Stephanie, Debbie and Sabrina for their blogging achievements. They are in good company!

Many contributors are very close to reaching the next level, so I expect to be awarding even more badges next December. Get started now by contributing a post about Next Steps to January’s edition. You’ve got until 7:00 PM EST on Tuesday, January 14th.

Hot Topics in 2019

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

  1. Marie Kondo
  2. 10th Anniversary Edition
  3. Organizing and Social Media
  4. New Year’s Resolutions
  5. Going Green
  6. Making Lists

Planning for 2020

I’m working on topics for next year, and I’d love your help. Please leave a comment and let me know what you like to blog about or read about.

Photo by Wavebreakmedia / DepositPhotos

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 24, 2019 at 6:59 am

    Thanks for the shout out, Janet! Great topics this year, as always! I can’t wait to see what your topics are for next year. Happy Holidays!

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on December 24, 2019 at 1:11 pm

      Thank you for being a regular contributor and reader! See you next year…

  2. Linda Samuels Linda Samuels on January 6, 2020 at 7:20 am

    Congratulations to all the contributors and sponsors! This is a wonderful group to participate in. I enjoy sharing and reading other blogger’s posts. Thank you, Janet, for another great year and opportunity!

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on January 6, 2020 at 12:57 pm

      It has been my pleasure, Linda, and can only happen because of people like you!

  3. Avatar Seana Turner on January 6, 2020 at 8:35 am

    Congratulations to all who have been either contributors, sponsors, readers or supporters! It is wonderful to have this community to share and encourage one another, not to mention all the great content that goes out to readers. Wishing you a wonderful year as you invite us in, Janet!

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on January 6, 2020 at 12:59 pm

      It’s been exciting to watch it grow over the years, though I miss the days when I could mention everyone who contributed.

  4. Avatar Kim on January 6, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    Hi Janet,
    Thank you for doing this. This has been a really great experience and opportunity for Professional Organizers who are Bloggers. It is so great to learn from each other, inspire each other and offer support. Congrats to Sabrina Quairoli. Also, I am unsure if she will see this but I would love to also have a shout out to Seana Turner who always comments on my posts. Looking forward to what we can all create for 2020.

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on January 7, 2020 at 1:02 pm

      I’ll make sure she sees it – Seana is a great supporter!

  5. Avatar Janet Schiesl on January 7, 2020 at 9:30 am

    I love having a monthly topic that focus on just one thing. I read several articles of the same topic to get different tips and ideas.

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on January 7, 2020 at 1:05 pm

      I know what you mean! Sometimes after I’ve chosen a topic, I worry that there will be 10 posts all saying the same thing, but although there is occasionally some overlap, there’s more often a wide range of approaches to the topic – it’s wonderful when that happens!

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