“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 minimalist 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 Minimalist Blogs You Will Enjoy Reading in 2019
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.
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.
Slow Your Home
Brooke McAlary 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.
Break The Twitch
Practical intentional living with Anthony Ongaro. Minimize distractions, build habits, and create opportunities to live a great life.
Zoë Kim is a mom of four and a writer for Raising Simple 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.
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.
Also, just recently, I have begun enjoying Money is Not Important and Buy Nothing New for a Year. And even though they didn’t really fit my criteria of being new, I did want to mention both of them.
Image: Travis Isaacs
Julie Williams says
I am glad that you shared this information. Thank you so much.
Unfortunately some of these blogs seem to no longer be updated – Raising Simple for example. Either that or the set up of the blog is not by date and thereby hard to find new content. I guess I’ll have to wait for the 2020 list!
Kris Kainass says
This is a great list, I look forward to looking diving into these
Justin Reid says
Thanks for all you do to promote simple living. God bless you.
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Alisa Wong says
Great list! I’ve begun sharing about minimalism as well and how it can improve our quality of life :)