The Personal Development Blogs I really like

After about four months of blogging I find it appropriate to type down a couple of words about the personal development blogs I appreciate.

Why? Because it´s fun and it´s win-win-win.

The bloggers may read this and feel appreciated. You, the reader, may find new and exciting blogs.

And me, well I get to enjoy the wonderful feeling that comes whenever you appreciate something or someone. :)

So, lets get started.

  • Steve Pavlina – a ridiculously good blog with ton or two of (sometimes really) in-depth articles. Besides Eckhart Tolle no other author has helped me as much in my own personal development as Steve Pavlina. I especially appreciate Steve´s more recent articles that seems to focus more on spirituality and what may seem to be more abstract stuff compared to much of the earlier posts that often focused on productivity. Still trying to wrap my head fully around Subjective Reality though. :)

Some of my favourite posts from Steve´s blog are:
How to build a High-traffic website (or blog)
The Polyphasic Sleep series
14 reasons to become more conscious
The meaning of life series
And the various posts on Subjective Reality such as this Q&A.

Steve and Erin also does podcasts (and got wonderful podcast voices). Some of my favourites are How to make money without a job, Beyond religion and The true nature of reality.

A new part of the Pavlina websites is The personal development for smart people forum. Of course it´s not really a blog but at the moment it´s my favourite personal growth place online.

  • Scott H Young – I wish I had been this clever when I was 18 years old. A wonderful personal development blog (with a large archive) often focused on goals and achievement. Updated several times a week with in-depth articles.

  • Ririan Project – The third (after the two above) and last personal development blog where I read pretty much every post. Ririan focuses on a variety of different personal growth topics. Often in the form of excellent, concise and no-nonsense lists such as Ten commandments for living a bold life. Ririan also has the good habit of using appropriate images in every post. Kind of refreshing since most personal development blogs (including this one) mainly consists of a whole lot of words, words and more words.

  • Lifehack – An big, big blog mainly focused on productivity and getting things done. Features several posts a day, many containing links and summaries to great tips elsewhere on hacking and improving your life. One of my favourite posts is 9 tips that lead to happiness. Good stuff.

  • The Happiness Project – Author Gretchen Rubin´s blog on happiness. Later to be released as a memoir about the year Gretchen spent test-driving principles and methods to increase happiness. I like her 12 commandments, especially numbers 2, 3 and 9:

1. Be Gretchen.
2. Let it go.
3. Act as I would feel.
4. Do it now.
5. Be polite and be fair.
6. Enjoy the process.
7. Spend out.
8. Identify the problem.
9. Lighten up.
10. Do what ought to be done.
11. No calculation.
12. There is only love.

  • Mind Changing Hypnosis – A blog mainly focused on hypnosis. Although I haven´t tried much hypnosis yet (apart from the mp3 I wrote about here) I find it all to be quite fascinating.

  • Problogger – Has helped me immensely as a curious but pretty clueless blogger. Darren Rowse´s blog is one of my absolute favourites and the one to bookmark if you want to become a better blogger. I recommend starting with the 35-part series Blogging for Beginners.

  • Copyblogger – The other blog on blogging that I just love. Since marketing is a rather big part if you want to attract a larger audience for your blog I personally find Copyblogger to be almost indispensable. It´s also a very, very concise blog where posts are never longer than necessary. I very much appreciate that. :)

And that´s about it. These are the blogs I used to visit frequently. Since becoming a bit more web-savvy I now read them using a RSS-reader (I like FeedDemon). Check them out and let me and the bloggers know what you think. And be sure tell us about your own favourite personal development blogs.

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  • Jim

    Here is a list that also has a few more sites with interviews.

  • Thanks for the list. All sites bookmarked

  • Monty

    Nice list. Glad Trizle is also your favorite. One blog which inspired just like yours is Mystic Madness

    I dont like steve pavlina. I think much has been hyped around him. He has attracted people by showing the money he has made. Long articles are too boring and he seems to be confused in his own thoughts. you critize the products he sells in his forum and he bans you :)