Without a doubt, blogging helped encourage me in my journey toward minimalism. It kept me focused on the process and introduced me to a wide range of voices that inspired me to own less.
I believe strongly that the more we keep inspiration in front of us, the more successful we become in our desire to own less—especially in a world that constantly tells us to own more.
To that end, if you are looking for new or more encouragement, here are eight minimalist blogs you might enjoy:
1. Minimalist Beauty by Dawn Michelle.
Dawn is a wife and mother. She started Minimalist Beauty in 2010 after she recognized her $20,000 in debt was mainly from beauty and style consumerism. She shares about the grace and abundance she’s learned through conscious living. A good place to start.
2. The Wondrous Life by Danae Smith.
Danae shares her journey to live simply, slowly, and in community. In a time where we are inundated with the message of instant gratification; where success is defined by numbers and accolades, and social media has begun to define how we live our lives, she desires to build a space and create a culture that shows another way—a more simple and slow approach to life. A good place to start.
3. Exploring Plan Be by Angelina Lee.
Hailing from a small island in the Caribbean, Angelina is a wife, mother of three and Attorney-at-Law. After her Plan A life left her wanting more, she began exploring her “Plan Be” in which she tries to live more intentionally: a plan with less doing and more being. A good place to start.
4. Ronald L. Banks by Ronald L. Banks.
Ronald is a Spoken Word Poet with a growing YouTube channel and podcast community. His words are meant to challenge you and encourage a different way of thinking. You can find links to his YouTube videos about minimalism, listen to his podcast, or receive his weekly emails on minimalism, habits, and life. A good place to start.
5. Nacho Average Fro by Jessica Malone.
Jessica is a Life and Clutter Coach who helps high-performing professionals escape the work-sleep-repeat trap by decluttering their home, schedule, and finances so they can build a life they love. Jessica and her fiancé are taking their minimalist adventure on the open road to live in a van for one year. A good place to start.
6. The AfroMinimalist by Christine Platt.
Christine is a literacy advocate and passionate activist for social justice and policy reform. Her journey began with the realization that she needed to live with less—and it has since blossomed into a lifestyle and daily practice of living with intention. Her blog is a creative platform chronicling her journey to minimalism. A good place to start.
7. The Frugal Feminista by Kara Stevens.
While paying off $65k in debt, Kara came face-to- face with the limits she had put on herself and the unhealthy beliefs she held about money. So the Frugal Feminista was born to help “brown girls heal, deepen, and strengthen not only their relationship with themselves, but also with their money.” Lots of personal finance info on her site as well as articles about minimalism. A good place to start.
8. The Felicia Renee by Felicia Renee.
Felicia is a 20-something Kentucky native striving to help others live life more simply. Her blog is designed to inspire others to buy less, declutter life, try clean beauty, and travel somewhere exciting. She is currently in the middle of a No-Spend / Just-Save June. A good place to start.
I do hope you will find these wonderful blogs to be as encouraging as I did.
Thank you for the words. Love this..
Jennifer Conforti says
Thank you for introducing these new blogs to me. I had only recently become familiar with the YouTuber Ronald L. Banks. He’s amazing! I’m looking forward to new reading material as I continue my journey toward minimalism.
Thank you for this blog, it makes a big difference.
Thank you for sharing these! I’m completely enjoying the first blog, Minimalist Beauty (it is so beautiful!), and can’t wait to read the others. A million thanks.
Dawn Michelle says
Thank you Joshua for including my blog with all of these amazing writers. Wishing you and your family many blessings.
I can’t stop reading your blog since I clicked on it tonight. You have such lovely, encouraging, calming words!
I guess I need to be more alert to blog authors. This is the only minimalist blog I read. I’ve been clearing out and simplifying for years. I use Joshua’s blog to keep myself on track. I click on articles that interest me as I did reading this posting. I was never aware of who the blogger was. Thank you for this wonderful list.