“You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what’s burning inside you.” – Arthur Polotnik
I have many people to thank over the years for the growth of Becoming Minimalist. But I typically credit this post from Zen Habits on August 12, 2009 as being the first major breakthrough for this blog. His simple link at the bottom of the post brought hundreds of new readers. And I immediately began to understand some of the key principles behind growing a blog.
On a related note, I’ve been overwhelmingly impressed with the quality (and number) of new blogs dedicated to minimalism and simplicity that have been emerging online lately. And as one who is deeply motivated by a passion for the message of living with less, I couldn’t possibly be more excited. The more writers, the quicker the message spreads. Keep on writing and inspiring!
If I can play a small role in helping these writers introduce themselves, I’m all in. Here then, are just a few of the blogs that have popped up on my radar (and reader list) in the past several months. There is no doubt in my mind, you will enjoy them too.
8 New Blogs on Minimalism/Simplicity You Will Enjoy Reading
Slow Your Home. Brooke McAlary, who has been writing for 18 months, authors a most wonderful blog dedicated to simple living. I find her writing to be intelligent, thoughtful, and encouraging. Her wonderful series on the A-Z’s of simple living keeps me engaged… and definitely looking forward to see what she does with Q, X, and Z.
No Sidebar. Design a simple life and experience the happiness you deserve. Brian Gardner curates articles and images from a wide range of sources to offer daily inspiration.
Simplify Magazine. This is a subscription-based quarterly magazine that brings together experts to contribute long-form articles helping families focus more on the things that matter most.
Break The Twitch. Practical intentional living with Anthony Ongaro. Minimize distractions, build habits, and create opportunities to live a great life.
The Minimalist Plate. Zoë Kim is a mom of four and writer for The Minimalist Plate and Huffington Post. She posts about the pursuit of living an intentional life by owning less, creating new habits, and cultivating opportunities to give.
Simplify & Pursue. Robin Shliakhau is a wife and mom striving to simplify her life so they can pursue what matters most to them. She strives to encourage others to do the same.
Minimalist Baker. John and Dana have created a website that combines each of their passions: cooking, art, design, simplicity. Every recipe consists of 10 ingredients or less, requires a single spoon or bowl, or takes 30 minutes or less to prepare. Many recipes are also vegetarian or vegan friendly. It’s a Pinterest dream come true.
The Life on Purpose Movement. Erica Layne has created a powerful movement for purposeful women, where she explores topics from self-care and happiness to simple living & purposeful parenting.
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