Which personal development blogs do you read?

23 replies
I subscribe to a dozen or so personal development blogs, but there are plenty out there so I'm wondering which ones everyone else reads regularly.

PD blogs I read most regularly are (in no particular order):

* Steve Pavlina
* Dumb Little Man
* Zen Habits
* Pick The Brain
* The Four Hour Workweek blog

There's a list on my site (Personal Development Blogs List) with plenty more, but I'd like to add to it so suggestions are welcome.
#blogs #development #personal #personal development #read
  • Profile picture of the author heavysm
    I think Pavlina is one of those rare but highly successful examples in the online world. To put the success of his website into perspective, he recently closed down his forum. It had over 45,000 members, maybe a quarter of that list active, but he shut it down. Why? Because 45,000 members/visits was actually less than a days worth of traffic to his site. So to him there was little use to run the forum as an aspect of his site. Just WOW.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[6615208].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author CEOArob
      Originally Posted by heavysm View Post

      I think Pavlina is one of those rare but highly successful examples in the online world. To put the success of his website into perspective, he recently closed down his forum. It had over 45,000 members, maybe a quarter of that list active, but he shut it down. Why? Because 45,000 members/visits was actually less than a days worth of traffic to his site. So to him there was little use to run the forum as an aspect of his site. Just WOW.
      Yeah. I remember that another one of his reason was that he said the bandwidth from the forum was just eating up resources.

      ---------

      But still, the dude is just a rockstar in the personal development world in regards to blogging. I don't necessarily agree with all of his content, but he did take his ideas and make alot of money by putting them through the medium of blogging.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[6628838].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author joefizz
    Nice thread...I absolutely adore Personal Development.

    My absolute favourite in this arena is 'The Daddy'... Brian Tracy

    I have followed him for years...his blog is on his main page...

    Llwyddiant!

    Joe
    Signature
    I am an Internet Marketing coach. Accelerate your performance here:
    FREE RESOURCES to help you...

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[6617061].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author StoneP31
    I read Early To Rise sometimes
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[6617939].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Techology
    DerekSivers dot org is a great place to go. Any of Jim Rohn's videos on YouTube will do tons of good too.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[6618935].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Sodaware
    @Techology - Can't believe I left dereksivers.org off the list. His blog is excellent.

    @heavysm - Steve also ran a very popular message board for game developers many years ago. He seemed to have a knack for building communities with a very high signal to noise ratio. One lesson I think everyone can learn from his blog is to write articles that will still be useful in 10 years, rather than writing reactions to current trends.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[6619020].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author BeauJustin
    I found all those blogs you mentioned above by hanging out at 9rules. It's an article hub for some of the best blogs on the internet.

    That's also the same place I found Comics, Quizzes, and Stories - The Oatmeal so the content is varied to say the least. . Still tons of motivational, how-to, good living type stuff there.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[6619058].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author sabinavarga
    Early to Rise is a good resource.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[6619490].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author heavysm
      Timeless content may be the most difficult to write, but Pavlina proved it's the strongest you can have. Just look at some of the most popular articles he wrote X number of years ago. Some still rank very highly in google. And he doesn't backlink or promote at all. It's all natural word-of-mouth promotion. That style is probably the most difficult to execute from the countless that i have seen.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[6619693].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Sodaware
    @BeauJustin - I'd completely forgotten about 9rules too. Lots of good stuff there.

    @sabinavarga - Thanks for the suggestion!

    @heavysm - Steve was pretty influential in other circles when he switched to blogging about personal development, which certainly helped spread the word. Sadly I'm not as gifted with words as he is, but I always try to focus on long term value when blogging. It's difficult, but that kind of content always performs the best.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[6622909].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Jason Wolfe
    Zen Habits > *
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[6622929].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Chuck Sterling
    there are 2 really good ones

    1st one is marcandangel.com
    2nd one is millionaireat24.com
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[6622955].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author harry39
    Positivley Positive
    Tiny Budda
    LifeHack
    ...
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[6628231].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Evocess
    I really loving reading articles about personal development.
    I see Steve Pavlina's blog as the best personal development blog for me.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[6630837].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Nimbus
      I've started following this one:

      JollyGuru.com

      Not much content yet, but what is there is great so far!
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7708452].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Alexandre Valois
    Steve Pavlina and Zen Habits are my top. 4-Hour Workweek was a staple but I lost interest when it took a turn towards rubbing shoulders with other startup biz owners rather than actual experimentation.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7712840].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Maya2066
    Thanks for sharing. The Four Hour Workweek one is picking my curiosity. LOL.
    Signature

    FREE Marketing System Helps You Build ANY Business You Want!
    http://www.yourcompletesuccess.com
    Visit My Blog:
    http://maya-successprinciples.blogspot.com/

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7715369].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Mousumi
    I hope you all have heard of Mark and Angel hack Life
    This is the best blog on self-improvement and motivation.

    Another one is Zen Pencils an innovative blog started by a young blogger
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7715415].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author humboldt84
    Stevepavlina.com is a must read! I have read everything on his site so I mostly just check it once a week to see if anything is new or maybe to reread some old stuff.
    48days.com/blog is Dan Miller's blog. It is full of motivational tips.
    I also really enjoy Seth Godin's blog: sethgodin.typepad.com/ it is always useful material.
    Signature
    "You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win." -Zig Ziglar
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7715886].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author 6figure101
    Thanks guys - this is exactly what I was looking for... but this means, more lists to get on and more people/blogs to follow #MustStayFocused
    Signature
    I am currently looking to add 3 driven members to my new (FREE) Mastermind group - Are you interested?
    - Join my MasterMind Group -
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7731360].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Japles
    I also read Steve Pavlina's and Timothy Ferriss' blogs.

    Two others you should check out are:

    Project Life Mastery

    Robin Sharma
    Signature

    YOU are awesome :)

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7731705].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
    There's a very good list here ...

    http://www.warriorforum.com/mind-war...gs-2013-a.html

    Will
    Signature
    Is This The World's Easiest Way to Make Money?

    Click Here to Find Out
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7743204].message }}

Trending Topics