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The Top 50 Productivity Blogs Of The Year

Top 50 Productivity Blogs
The Top 50 Productivity Blogs Of The Year
Productivity for an entrepreneur is as important as musicality for a dancer. Anyone can setup a small business or step onto a dance floor, but it's important to get the most out of every action or it's wasted energy. The problem is that many entrepreneurs lose motivation and focus because they lack the formal infrastructure of working for someone else. You see, it takes a disciplined personality to set accountable actions in order to become a successful small business owner. However, the good news is that being productive isn't a born trait, but an acquired one. With the help of EvanCarmichael's "The Top 50 Productivity Blogs Of The Year", you too can shorten your journey and reach your goals sooner. The illustrations for the top 3 category leaders are provided by Happy Worker, a creative agency that makes custom action figures and custom toys. You can also view last year's list.

Getting Things Done

Zen Habits1) Zen Habits
URL: http://zenhabits.net/

Zen Habits is one of the Top 100 blogs on the Internet, covering everything from achieving goals, productivity, being organized, GTD, motivation, eliminating debt, saving, getting a flat stomach, eating healthy, simplifying, living frugal, parenting, happiness, and successfully implementing good habits.

2) GTD Times
URL: http://www.gtdtimes.com/

GTD Times (stands for Getting Things Done) was created by the David Allen Company team to gather GTD news and information, and explore all the ways in which GTD helps each of us lead happier, healthier, and more successful lives.

3) Lateral Action
URL: http://lateralaction.com/

The Lateral Action team provides tips and techniques that help you focus on doing the remarkable. It's not enough to be productive if what you produce doesn't make a difference.

4) Productive!
URL: http://productivemagazine.com/

Productive Magazine is a platform where the top productivity bloggers share their best productivity principles and tips'n'tricks. Let's help everyone get more done and be more productive!

5) The Cranking Widgets Blog
URL: http://blog.crankingwidgets.com/

The Cranking Widgets Blog was started in 2006 as a way to communicate little nuggets of wisdom and whatnot to whomever on the old Internet wanted to read them as they related to productivity and Getting Things Done.

Personal Productivity

43 Folders

6) 43 Folders
URL: http://www.43folders.com/

43 Folders is focused on an arc about how to improve the quality of your career and life by managing your attention in a way that allows you to work your ass off on the creative projects that matter most to you.

7) Michael Hyatt
URL: http://michaelhyatt.com/

CEO of a large publishing company, this is Michael Hyatt's personal blog that covers everything from leadership to productivity to social media.

8) The Berkun Blog
URL: http://www.scottberkun.com/

Best-selling author and "kick-ass public speaker" Scott Berkun offers fresh essays about creativity, innovation and management.

9) PickTheBrain
URL: http://pickthebrain.com/blog

PickTheBrain.com diverges from traditional “self-help” by taking a broader approach. Rather than sticking to a small set of topics, the site covers anything related to self improvement. Any information that people can use to live more prosperous, satisfying lives is a potential article.

10) Productivity501
URL: http://www.productivity501.com/

Productivity501 is a site dedicated to bringing you regular tips and tricks to help increase your personal productivity. The site focuses on original content so with at least one new article each week, it always offers something that will benefit its readers.

11) Learn This
URL: http://learnthis.ca/

Mike Kind started Learn This to help others learn and improve their lives. Learn This is a productivity site that offers leadership, career and life improvement tips.

12) My Life ROI
URL: http://www.myliferoi.com/

My Life ROI is a blog written for those of us who feel that we are being bombarded with messages that bear expectations that are often times unattainable or not viable.

13) Productive Flourishing
URL: http://www.productiveflourishing.com/

Productive Flourishing is about meaningful, sustainable productivity and personal development for creative people. This blog offers solutions to the following question: How can we creative people become consistently productive without trying to fit everything inside a model that doesn't work for us?

14) Simple Productivity Blog
URL: http://www.simpleproductivityblog.com/

In the late 90's, the author of this blog became increasingly aware that their life had gotten overly complicated and full, and started looking for ways to avoid the immanent burnout. As they simplified their house, they realized that their life systems needed to simplify as well. This blog was born as a result of that experience.

15) Black Belt Productivity
URL: http://blog.blackbeltproductivity.net/

Black Belt Productivity is a blog about Balancing Life, Focusing Productivity, and Achieving More - black belt style.

Life Hacks

How to Split an Atom16) How to Split an Atom
URL: http://howtosplitanatom.com/

Also known as, “Just how do you split an atom?” How To Split An Atom is a site with a sprinkling of life hacks, meta filtering, personal projects and journalism all at a break neck pace.

17) Stepcase Lifehack
URL: http://www.lifehack.org/

This site is dedicated to lifehacks. The phrase describes any hacks, tips and tricks that get things done quickly by automating, increase productivity and organizing.

18) Lifehacker Australia
URL: http://www.lifehacker.com.au/

Lifehacker Australia is a technology blog which offers tips, tricks and shortcuts for organising your day. Part tech guide, part productivity tool, Lifehacker covers downloads, web sites and how-tos for increasing productivity.

19) Lifehacker
URL: http://lifehacker.com/

Lifehacker is a blog that covers tips and tricks for streamlining your life with computers (and sometimes without). Updated several times daily, Lifehacker points out software downloads, web sites, do-it-yourself projects, howto's, tutorials, shortcuts and tips for going beyond the default settings and getting things done in the most clever, unexpected and efficient ways.

Lifestyle Design

20) The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss
URL: http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog

This is Princeton guest lecturer and troublemaker Tim Ferriss' blog on cutting-edge experiments in lifestyle design: outsourcing life, global travel and mobile lifestyles, and doubling income while halving hours..

21) Dumb Little Man
URL: http://www.dumblittleman.com/

Each week Dumb Little Man provides you with a handful of tips that will save you money, increase your productivity, or simply keep you sane.

22) The Happiness Project
URL: http://happiness-project.com/

Gretchen Rubin is working on a book, THE HAPPINESS PROJECT, about the year she spent test-driving every principle, tip, and scientific study she could find on happiness. On this daily blog, she recounts her adventures as she grapples with the challenge of being happier.

23) Life Optimizer
URL: http://www.lifeoptimizer.org/

This blog is about exactly what its title suggests - life optimization. Blogger Donald Latumahina shares here his ideas on how to optimize your life so that you can live your life to the max.

24) LifeClever ;-)
URL: http://www.lifeclever.com/

LifeClever is a collection of tips for design and life. The authors are not experts or productivity gurus. They just love learning and sharing tips that make designing and living more fun.

Getting Organized

25) I'm an Organizing Junkie
URL: http://orgjunkie.com/

I'm an Organizing Junkie is dedicated to one blogger's love of all things to do with organizing especially containers! Join her as she chronicles the life of an organizing junkie and attempt to get others “hooked” along with her.

26) Unclutterer
URL: http://unclutterer.com/

Unclutterer is the blog about getting and staying organized. Getting uncluttered and organized can be the first step to more efficiently tackling your projects and realizing a better-looking space. A place for everything, and everything in its place is their gospel.

27) Ian's Messy Desk
URL: http://www.ismckenzie.com/

A fan of AA Milne, who once wrote, "One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries," Ian Mckenzie blogs to help you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day.

Personal Development

28) Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog
URL: http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog

StevePavlina.com will help you to live more consciously, to summon the courage to face the unfaceable parts of your life, and to solve the deep problems you've not yet been able to solve.

29) The Positivity Blog
URL: http://www.positivityblog.com/

Put some personal development and positivity into your life! This is a blog about personal growth with articles about people skills, goals, productivity, health, wealth, relaxation and how to live a happier life.

30) David Seah's Journal
URL: http://davidseah.com/

David Seah gets most excited by people making things and making positive changes in their lives in the face of doubt and uncertainty. He himself is in that very spot, so he writes about topics related to productivity.

31) Slow Leadership
URL: http://www.slowleadership.org/blog/

Slow Leadership is the site for everyone who wants to slow down, find a better work/life mix, and avoid today's macho management approaches - because real leadership isn't an instant activity any more than a healthy diet is a hamburger, fries, and a large soda.

32) Brip Blap
URL: http://www.bripblap.com/

Brip Blap is Steve Schoenly's quirky blog that looks at life, money and everything in between.

33) The Personal MBA
URL: http://personalmba.com/

Business schools don't have a monopoly on worldly wisdom. If you care more about increasing your effectiveness at work than a diploma and a few lines on your resume, the Personal MBA is for you.

34) PluginID
URL: http://www.pluginid.com/

PluginID is a site that helps people connect to their core self, be the person they want to be and take control of their lives.

35) LifeDev
URL: http://lifedev.net/

LifeDev is Glen Stansberry's site dedicated to life development and empowering creative people, one post at a time.

36) Abundance Blog
URL: http://abundance-blog.marelisa-online.com/

Creativity + Productivity + Simplicity = Abundance. Instead of just decluttering and organizing, this blog shows you how to create sacred space. Simplify your life by listening to your inner self, and become more productive not just by doing more in less time, but by allowing coincidences and synchronicity to move your life forward.

37) Craig Harper
URL: http://www.craigharper.com.au/

This is Craig Harper's personal blog - an educational and inspirational resource for people who are serious about creating their best life.

38) Dragos Roua - The Choice Of A Personal Path
URL: http://www.dragosroua.com/

The Choice Of A Personal Path is Dragos Roua's blog about personal growing methods, paths or thoughts, and being complete and happy, linking together modern approaches with not-so-easy to accept spirituality techniques or beliefs.

Productivity at Work


39) Sparkplugging
URL: http://www.sparkplugging.com/

Sparkplugging is for work at home professionals who work to make a great living and while also living a great life. It's a network of blogs geeking on technology, business, parenting, life balance & entrepreneurship.

40) The Chief Happiness Officer
URL: http://positivesharing.com/

Daily reports from the Chief Happiness Officer, Alexander Kjerulf. He speaks and consults in businesses around the world, showing executives, managers and employees how to change workplaces from dreary and stressful to more fun, energized and happy. And profitable!

41) Productivity Goal
URL: http://www.productivitygoal.com/

Easton Ellsworth's blog offers a discussion of work productivity, goal setting and achievement, and tips for improving your productivity.

42) The Bamboo Project Blog
URL: http://michelemartin.typepad.com/thebambooprojectblog

The Bamboo Project Blog is about helping organizations do what they do better and faster through staff development and effective use of technology.

43) All Things Workplace
URL: http://www.allthingsworkplace.com/

All Things Workplace offers real-life Stories, Tips, and Techniques for creating top notch workplaces, performance, and work life for executives, leaders, employees, and their coaches/consultants.

44) Knowledge Jolt with Jack
URL: http://blog.jackvinson.com/

Jack Vinson writes about knowledge management, personal effectiveness, theory of constraints and more, all with a focus on establishing effective work practices.

45) Workplace Learning Today
URL: http://www.brandon-hall.com/workplacelearningtoday

Workplace Learning Today is a daily blog from Brandon Hall Research, offering a summary of news, events, commentary, and research on workplace learning, including training, performance support, job aids, learning technologies, and talent management.

Productivity Through Technology

46) Gear Diary
URL: http://www.geardiary.com/

"Everyone can understand technology; sometimes it just takes a little translating." Gear Diary is here to help you translate technology into increased productivity.

47) Paul Isakson
URL: http://paulisakson.typepad.com/

Everything can always be made better. This blog is a place to capture and chronicle these things as well as anything else that I find or think that might be worth sharing as it relates to creating a better future for marketing, advertising, design and technology.

48) OnSoftware
URL: http://en.onsoftware.com/

Get more from software with this multi-author blog covering all aspects of the software world. From productivity mashups to life improving tips to our free daily downloads, this blog wil help you get more from software.

49) Doug Belshaw
URL: http://dougbelshaw.com/blog/

This blog brings together three of Doug Belshaw's biggest interests: education, technology and productivity. An educator who loves using technology to enhance students' learning, he is always looking for ways to increase his creative outputs. More often that not this means playing about with gadgets, web apps and other cool stuff

50) Persistence Unlimited
URL: http://www.persistenceunlimited.com/

From a one-time comic who wrote for the Jay Leno show comes this blog about goal setting and productivity for people who like technology.


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