Thank You for Another Great Year!

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This is such an exciting time of year… not just because of the holidays, but because it’s the perfect time to reflect on our successes and remember those who have helped us along the way. Today I’d like to pause from my regular schedule and acknowledge everyone who has supported Your Organizing Business during 2012.

I’d like to begin by thanking the businesses who provided products for review and/or giveaways throughout the year:

I’d also like to thank the professional organizers who generously shared their expertise as guest bloggers.

I’m especially grateful to the 60 bloggers who took part in the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival, contributing a total of 223 posts over the year.


Linda Samuels Ellen Delap Audrey Cupo
Clare Kumar Hazel Thornton Sue West
Janice Russell Jonda Beattie Lisa Montanaro
Nancy Borg Ramona Creel Tracy Hoth
Cena Block Jeri Dansky Julie Bestry
Leslie Josel Margarita Ibbott Natalie Conrad
Janine Adams Sue Becker Tracy K. Pierce
Angela Esnouf Deanne Kelleher Deb Lee
Heather Burke Lauren Giammarco Silveira Marlene Devine
Samantha Pointer Stacey Agin Murray Andi Willis
Debbie Pendell Korinne Kubena Belock Linda Vanderkolk
Amber Kostelny-Cussen Jacki Hollywood Brown Janice Simon
Margaret Lukens Moreen Torpy Alys Milner
Blanka Smetana Cindy Kamm Debbie Stanley
Elaine Shannon Geralin Thomas Hellen Buttigieg
Jacquie Ross Jan Schiesl Jane Woolsey
Jill Hively Joan Ogner Laura Wittmann
Lelah Baker-Rabe Lurlene Anderson Pam Wedig-Kirsch
Paul H. Burton Shelley Molitor Sheri Bruneau
Stephanie LH Calahan Tina Blazer Valeri Hall Little

It was especially exciting to recognize Ellen Delap and Audrey Cupo as our first two Superstar Bloggers, as well as 10 new Professional Organizers Blog Carnival Star Bloggers.

We also had some guest bloggers from outside the organizing industry, which I greatly appreciate:

Garret Stembridge Carlo Pandian Rich Gordon
Andrea Stenberg Tom Koh Tim Eyre
Christopher Wallace

Last but not least, I’d like to thank everyone who has stopped by to read my blog during the year, especially my regular subscribers and those who have taken the time to leave a comment (or a few). It means a great deal to me when you share my posts on social media and by email.

As you prepare your own Blogging Plan for 2013, you may find the Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival monthly topics helpful for generating content ideas.

I’m taking a blogging break over Christmas and New Year’s, so this is my last regular post for the year, but some special guest bloggers have offered to fill the gaps.

If you’re not already a subscriber, be sure to add Your Organizing Business to your RSS reader or join my mailing list right here. I’ve got lots more blogging tips and other great business information coming in 2013!

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  1. Linda Samuels Linda Samuels on December 18, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Lovely gratitude post, Janet. What do they say, “it takes a village?” You have done so much for our industry to build community and give us a venue to gather and share. Thank YOU for creating these special ways to meet and learn from one another.

    Enjoy your break and holiday time. Looking forward to another wonderful year ahead.

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on December 18, 2012 at 1:29 pm

      Linda, thanks as always for your support and your inspiration. Heading off now to find out what Gretchen Rubin has to say!

      • Linda Samuels Linda Samuels on December 18, 2012 at 1:38 pm

        Feeling are mutual, my friend. The interview with Gretchen is wonderful, along with the great conversation that is happening as a result. Life balance and what it means to each of us seems to be a core issue. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts. You always add so much to our conversations.

  2. Avatar Kathy Stinson on December 19, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    And thank YOU for another great year, too, Janet. I’m so pleased with my redesigned site and even though I’m not a PO, I always find something interesting in your posts and those of your guests and carnival participants. Happy New Year to all.

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on December 20, 2012 at 6:22 am

      Thank you, Kathy! I always enjoy your posts too. Although I don’t have any young people in my life right now, I love to know what you’re reading and writing about, and your writing tips are often inspiring to me as a blogger.

  3. Avatar Shannon on November 19, 2013 at 11:13 am

    What a wonderful post Janet! I love all the ways you remembered those and acknowledged them in this article.

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on November 19, 2013 at 12:54 pm

      Thank you, Shannon. It has become an annual tradition for me to recognize all my guest bloggers and the other people who have contributed to the success of my blog over the past year. I suspect that this year I may need to split it over two posts!

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