POBC Recap for 2023 and an Exciting Announcement
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I recently gave a shout-out to the folks who’ve written guest posts and participated in organizer interviews this year (check out 2023 Highlights on Your Organizing Business if you missed it), but a year-end celebration at Your Organizing Business wouldn’t be complete without acknowledging all who contributed to the Productivity and Organizing Blog Carnival!
First off, I’d like to thank those who sponsored the Blog Carnival during the past year.
Geralin Thomas sponsored the following editions:
The other sponsors were:
- Hazel Thornton – Decluttering Resources
- Sabrina Quairoli – Weekend Organizing Projects
- Kathy Vines – Organizing for Career Success
- My Professional Organizer Dallas – Stress-Free Holidays
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.
When I introduced this feature in 2009, I had no idea it would catch on or that it would still be going strong all these years later!
Since the first Professional Organizers Blog Carnival, as it was then called), 314 bloggers have contributed a total of 2850 posts. This year, I received 162 contributions from 44 participants.
By 2010, there were already many regular participants, and I awarded a Star Blogger badge to anyone who submitted a post to ten or more Carnivals.
I am happy to announce that Kathy Vines has achieved Star Blogger during 2023 and has been added to the Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival Star Bloggers page.
You can become a Star in 2024, simply by contributing to the Blog Carnival!
As people continued participating, I introduced the Superstar Blogger badge in 2012 for those who have contributed to 25 or more editions.
This year, Geralin Thomas and Hellen Buttigieg became Superstar Bloggers.
By 2017, I was so impressed with the commitment of a few readers that I decided to award a Megastar Blogger badge to those who contributed to 50 or more editions.
No one reached this level in 2023, but there are five people who could get there next year by continuing to participate regularly.
Ultimate Star Blogger
I intended Megastar to be the top level, but when I tallied last year’s numbers I knew that someone would probably make their 100th contribution this year. But what’s bigger and better than a megastar?
It took me all year to figure out (of course, I did think about a few other things during that time) but I went with my husband’s suggestion, Ultimate Star Blogger. This will definitely be the highest level!
If you’re a regular reader, you can probably guess who the first Ultimate Star Blogger is. I’ll give you a minute to think about it while you admire the new badge.
It’s Linda Samuels!
Congratulations, Linda! Don’t stop climbing just because you’ve reached the top of the mountain – we love to read your posts.
To commemorate this amazing achievement, not only does Linda get a nifty new badge; I will be doing a special feature on her here on Your Organizing Business in 2024. If you’re not already a subscriber, sign up now so you don’t miss out!
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I love my regulars, but everyone has to start some time, so I’m equally thrilled to see new names pop up in my inbox. This year I welcome the following bloggers who contributed to their first Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival in 2023.
- Brad Whitehorn
- Fiona McLauchlan Staff
- Juliet Landau-Pope
- Margo Ovsiienko
- Pam Holland
- That Hoarder
- Tim Worman
Get Involved in 2024
Contribute to one or more editions and reap the following rewards:
- Connect with a community of supportive colleagues
- Increase blog traffic, interactions, and reach
- Boost social media engagement
To learn more, read The Wonderful Benefits of Participating in Blog Carnivals by Linda Samuels, our first Ultimate Star Blogger.
When you’re ready, go ahead and submit a post to January’s Blog Carnival, when the topic will be Forming New Habits, sponsored by Geralin Thomas, Career Coach for Professional Organizers.
Top Blog Carnival of 2023
The most popular edition this year, and one of my personal favorites, was The Stop Doing List. Which one was yours?