The official Top 100 Personal Development Blogs is back!
Damn, I love this time of year. It’s all about setting your year up for massive success and what better way of doing that then presenting you with the best personal development blogs for the year. In fact, we bring you the Top 100!
This is the fifth year that we have compiled the Top 100 personal development blogs and every year we see more and more blogs adding great value to people all around the world.
I must say, because of all the awesome value that everyone is putting out there on the internet, it is getting harder and harder for personal development bloggers to make this list. So if you have made the list of the Top 100 personal development blogs this year then I, and everyone else, give you HUGE congratulations!
Now, more than ever, is the perfect time to regain focus on what you truly want in life and ensure you have the strategies and support you need to be successful at it too. The turn of the New Year gives us a clear time to separate the past and move forward into the future.
That’s why I love this time of year. It’s the perfect time for creating new habits, setting your goals and making real change in your life.
Being a student of the personal development industry most of my life, I’m always on the lookout for the latest and greatest resources to not only implement into my own life but to also share with those around me. Since I’ve been running my own business I’ve fallen more and more into the well of personal development and self-improvement and I absolutely love it! With the internet now a common place for everyone and the ‘free economy’ being born, it’s amazing to know that what was once hidden from the majority of people and limited to a select few people paying $5,000 to access information at a weekend seminar, this information is now mostly widely available for free on the internet or at least at a much more affordable price.
The key to all this information is being able to pull what’s relevant for you and being able to apply that information in a systematic and successful way that will lead you towards your desired life.
The Best Personal Development Blogs
I feel honoured to know that over the last few years I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know a lot of the blog owners in this list and share some great experiences with them. But not only that, there are so many of you making an impact in this world through your personal development blogs I can certainly say that after sifting through each and every self-improvement blog, I’m highly impressed with everyone’s work!
It is somewhat tricky putting together a list of the Top 100 personal development blogs as it can be rather subjective in nature. To avoid this, I’ve removed any of my own opinions or judgements and let pure metrics do the talking.
As with previous years, what I have created is a list of personal development blogs that rank from the most trafficked (largest number of visitors) down to the least trafficked. This list will provide you with a clear indication of how large a website is and its relative importance in the personal development blogosphere. Keep in mind, even though the blogs towards the bottom are the ‘least trafficked’, they are still within the Top 100 out of hundreds and thousands of personal development blogs out there on the internet (if not more!).
One thing to keep in mind, however, is that a larger site (a site ranked towards the top) does not necessarily indicate that the site is of better quality. Generally speaking, you will find that the larger sites have been around for longer and have more blog posts and content being crawled by Google. Because of this, they are sure to have larger audiences. In saying that, however, the top sites have lasted the test of time and continue to have strong readership so they must be doing something right!
Also, we do have a number of new blogs now ranking in the Top 100 that only started a year or two ago… massive congrats to these high achievers!
One thing to add, it always makes me smile when I see other people creating Top Personal Development Blog lists… because they’re almost an exact copy of this list! Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right? This is the fifth year our official list has been compiled and we continue to make it more comprehensive each year.
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How to Use This List
This is YOUR LIST.
This is a resource that I encourage you to save and come back to on a regular basis. As we progress throughout the year we all face different challenges and often those challenges have already been faced by others elsewhere in the world. That’s when I suggest you return to this list and find the right blog to guide you.
Each personal development blog is unique and has its own style and purpose. You will also find that you will resonate strongly with some blog owners and their content and perhaps less so with others. For this reason, there is a wide variety of blogs on the list; including business, career and work, happiness, health, productivity and more. The one thing in common is that they all are themed around self-improvement.
My recommendation to you is to browse through each of the blogs below at least once and then pick out the two or three blogs that really resonate with you.
Think about the below questions as you sift through each blog:
- Which blogs are most closely aligned to what you want to achieve in life?
- Which author has accomplished something that you would like to accomplish?
- Which blogs can help you right now in life and which ones might help you in the future?
Be sure to subscribe to their content and make personal development a key focus for you this year. It’s like having a free mentor or coach.
How The Top 100 Personal Development Blogs are Ranked
The Top 100 Personal Development Blogs are ranked in order from the most-trafficked (largest number of visitors) to the least-trafficked (although the smallest in this case is still a Top 100 Blog!)
There are two primary tools that have been used for determining this ranking.
Firstly, I have used the Alexa rank of the website as the primary ranking method. Alexa provides a relative ranking of each website based on the number of visitors it receives. A rank of 100,000 would mean that the site is the 100,000th most visited site on the internet. With the millions and millions of websites on the internet, such a ranking is classified as pretty good! Just so you know, Google’s rank is #1, Facebook is ranked #2 and YouTube is ranked #3.
Secondly, I have included Similar Web Rank. Similar Web is another online tool that was mentioned to me on a number of occasions as a more accurate tool for determining website traffic. Interestingly, I found that when compiling this list, the Alexa and Similar Web rankings were almost perfectly correlated.
This then led to the Average Rank. The Average Ranks is simply the average between the Alexa and Similar Web ranks.
People often question the validity of such tools, however, when comparing more generally the relative size of a website they are quite accurate and very useful indicators. Other tools might indicate that a lower-ranked blog in our Top 100 is infact larger than a higher-ranked blog, but generally speaking, the Top 10 websites will always be larger than those ranked 10-20, and those ranked 10-20 will always be larger than those ranked 20-30 etc. To sum it up, the larger and more trafficked sites will always tend to be ranked higher regardless of the tool being used.
Do you want to get really funky with the Top 100 blogs? I’m pleased to let you know that the Top 100 table is dynamic. This means that you can search for your favourite blog to see where it is ranked and sort by any column, such as page rank or alphabetical order. This is your list. Have fun with it!
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CONGRATULATIONS to every blogger that has made this Top 100 list! I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world.
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|URL||Owner's Name||Average Rank|
|1||Life Hack||Leon Ho||2,711|
|2||Elite Daily||Gerard Adams||5,537|
|4||The Art of Manliness||Brett McKay||8,411|
|5||Mind Body Green||Jason Wachob||9,139|
|6||Brain Pickings||Maria Popova||13,634|
|7||Tiny Buddha||Lori Deschene||19,733|
|8||Four Hour Work Week||Tim Ferriss||20,349|
|9||Darren Daily||Darren Hardy||26,838|
|10||Mark Manson||Mark Manson||32,634|
|12||Nerd Fitness||Steve Kamb||33,222|
|13||I Will Teach You to be Rich||Ramit Sethi||35,668|
|14||Good Men Project||Lisa Hickey||38,679|
|15||James Clear||James Clear||38,891|
|16||Chris Kresser||Chris Kresser||44,785|
|17||Brian Tracy||Brian Tracy||46,741|
|18||The Positivity Blog||Henrik Edberg||46,999|
|19||Michael Hyatt's Intentional Leadership||Michael Hyatt||51,190|
|20||Keep Inspiring Me||Darcie Connell||54,724|
|21||Marc and Angel Hack Life||Marc and Angel||57,256|
|22||Addicted 2 Success||Joel Brown||62,653|
|23||Barking Up the Wrong Tree||Eric Barker||63,529|
|24||Pick the Brain||Erin Falconer||63,562|
|26||Becoming Minimalist||Joshua Becker||66,388|
|27||Personal Excellence||Celestine Chua||71,088|
|28||Live Bold and Bloom||Barrie Davenport||75,411|
|29||Steve Pavlina||Steve Pavlina||76,832|
|30||Dumb Little Man||Jay White||81,129|
|31||Marie Forleo||Marie Forleo||81,511|
|32||Science of People||Vanessa Van Edwards||86,010|
|33||Derek Sivers||Derek Sivers||94,278|
|34||Scott H Young||Scott Young||98,734|
|35||Robin Sharma||Robin Sharma||105,027|
|36||Bold & Determined||Victor Pride||109,823|
|37||Steven Aitchison||Steven Aitchison||113,562|
|39||No Meat Athelete||Matt Frazier||120,725|
|40||Project Life Mastery||Stefan Pylarinos||123,111|
|41||Daring to Live Fully||Marelisa Fábrega||127,960|
|42||Success Concioscuness||Remez Sasson||129,706|
|43||Asian Efficiency||Aaron Lynn and Thanh Pam||144,968|
|44||The Charged Life||Brendon Burchard||148,010|
|45||The Happiness Project||Gretchen Rubin||149,010|
|46||Planet of Success||Steve Mueller||149,186|
|47||Penelope Trunk||Penelope Trunk||154,381|
|48||Robb Wolf||Robb Wolf||161,217|
|49||Be More With Less||Courtney Carver||161,838|
|50||Write to Done||Mary Jaksch||164,678|
|51||Jack Cranfield||Jack Cranfield||174,067|
|52||Ryan Holiday||Ryan Holiday||175,494|
|53||Motivation Grid||Cris Nikolov||179,217|
|54||Skip Prichard||Skip Prichard||182,262|
|56||Live Your Legend||Chelsea Dinsmore||186,276|
|57||Develop Good Habits||SJ Scott||188,505|
|58||Purpose Fairy||Luminita D. Saviuc||193,698|
|59||Brain Blogger||Shaheen Lakhan||219,615|
|60||Location Rebel||Sean Ogle||222,510|
|61||The Change Blog||Peter Clemens||223,890|
|62||A Life of Productivity||Chris Bailey||229,010|
|63||Life Optimizer||Donald Latumahina||241,956|
|65||Prolific Living||Farnoosh Brock||264,661|
|66||Louise Hay||Louise Hay||267,510|
|70||Time Management Ninja||Craig Jarrow||294,576|
|71||Deepak Chopra||Deepak Chopra||302,890|
|73||Wake Up Cloud||Henri Junttila||306,517|
|74||The Urban Monk||Pedram Shojai||311,049|
|75||Impossible HQ||Joel Runyon||324,598|
|76||Bullet Proof Exec||Dave Asprey||333,105|
|77||Start of Happiness||Brendan Baker||337,916|
|78||Advanced Life Skills||Jonathan Wells||341,905|
|79||Good Life Zen||Mary Jaksch||344,124|
|80||Paid to Exist||Jonathan Mead||355,338|
|81||Life Long Learner||Scott Britton||358,581|
|84||Dr Wayne Dyer||Dr Wayne Dyer||375,193|
|85||Think Simple Now||Tina Su||376,587|
|86||The Emotion Machine||Steven Handel||396,302|
|87||Productivity 501||Mark Shead||400,515|
|88||Just Be Real||Theo Ellis||455,859|
|89||Jonathan Fields||Jonathan Fields||456,994|
|90||Yoga Dork||Jennilyn Carson||489,965|
|91||Sid Savara||Sid Savara||499,024|
|92||Alden Tan||Alden Tan||518,551|
|93||Run to the Finish||Amanda Brooks||522,118|
|94||Your Life Your Way||Tia Sparkles||534,462|
|95||Basic Growth||Simon Somlai||544,038|
|96||Start Gaining Momentum||Ludvig Sunstrom||581,294|
|97||Positive Writer||Bryan Hutchinson||604,348|
|98||The Bridge Maker||Alex Blackwell||628,018|
|99||Thoughts on Life and Love||Mandy Kloppers||632,524|
|100||Deliberate Receiving||Melody Fletcher||703,681|
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The tools, strategies and support you need to live your best year ever are all here waiting for you. Now, it’s in your power to start living out your most inspired and desired life.
Only you can make the difference in your life this year. I give you full permission to make this your best year ever and apply what you need to from these blogs into your life.
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Over to You!
Do you have a favourite blog on the list?
Which blogs do you find you get the most value from?
What other personal development resources do you use to live a better life?
I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!
Here’s to making this year your best year yet!
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Excellent resources Brenden!! Appreciate you building awareness for people like me that are just entering the personal development community!! I am in education and feel the field could greatly benefit from a lot of this work.
Excellent resources. I appreciate your efforts in preparing this huge list. I saved your post for future reference.
with best wishes,
It’s nice to have a compilation of the best personal development blogs. But that would be great if you add Inspiring Tips.com on the list 🙂
Great list of self improvement blogs and sites! Keep up with good work!
Great list, Brendan.
I’ve just started my own personal growth blog: ponbee.com
This nice list of best sites in this vertical will definitely help me with content ideas to write about. Thanks for taking time to putting together something like this, it’s monster!!!
Keep your great work coming!
First time visitor here.
Made it an exercise to look up successful blogs in the area. You really made my life easy by compiling this great list! Always been a huge Tim Ferriss fan myself. If someone can help you, it’s definitely him.
Thanks for the list. Will make sure to join the party earlier next year! 🙂
A fantastic list. Thanks Brendan! Wish I saw this earlier.
Thanks for this Brennan! I’ve been looking for blog sites that I can follow. I don’t want to just follow anyone randomly. I want to follow people on who are on the top list. This definitely put me on that page. Thank you!
Thanks for this awesome resource, but you misspelled Jack Canfield’s name. Thought you’d like to know. Anyway, I found some gems thanks to this post. 🙂
I have always wondered how we take things for granted and do not appreciate a normal day. This read is a complete motivation pack for those of us who have it right there but cannot see it. We need this to up lift our spirit.
This is a really thorough list of blogs. I’ve have also started a self improvement blog and Hope to be on next year’s list. If anyone is interested in reading it you can go to http://www.LifeGuider.com
I’m surprised Steve Pavlina’s ranking is not higher. Lots of post and great reads on there. Just sayin…
Great list! I’m following a selection of these personal development blogs on a regular basis. I would like to add Lifevise – https:/lifevise.com as they provide great articles and courses!
Great list of blogs, self-help is definitely booming online! What I think is going to be really interesting is which blogs are STILL around in say 2019. So many blogs pop up, but how many people keep them going?
Thanks for compiling such a great list, I personally love Nerd Fitness (Steve has built a great community) and Dumb Little Man. I have a site too called http://www.lifehacksandtips.com if you get time to check it out. I’ll be sure to check the rest of these blogs out!
The blogger who called her own shot!
I may not be on this list yet but you will be seeing me in 2018!
Thank you for inspiring and sharing!
This is very resourceful in finding sites and authors that are inspiring and making a difference. They serve as motivation for others aspiring to be or actually just like them.
Thanks. I’ll look forward to it next year.
Great article. What a great view of the “market.” If you’re on any Personal or Business Success Quest this list is amazingly invaluable. If you want to move your life from an ordinary world to an extraordinary world just spend your time exploring and experimenting with this list. Readers it’s now up to you. You can’t whine anymore about “I don’t know where to start my Success Quest.” You now have a place. Start your information aggregation and exploring right here.Right here!!! Once again thank you very much for this article.
Wow! Thank you for putting this awesome list together for us! Looks like I’ve got a lot of good reading to do.
Great content, some top names on there hopefully be there myself one day
Stumbled upon this list recently. Great resource!
Not a lot out there that talks about personal blogs. Perhaps you should create a list of blogs that deal with inspirational experiences that don’t necessarily always provide advice. I have recently started one – http://rebootsocial.com/ – that has generated some level of interest.
Ah come on! No takeyoursuccess.com on the list? What kind of list is this?
Just kidding, but I guarantee I’ll be on the 2018 list. You heard it here first.
Thanks for posting this list. I was amazed by how many websites I didnt actually recognize on the list. Which to me, shows a great deal of depth, breadth, and new sites to check out for new idea. I was looking for a guide like this to help me find a signal amongst the noise out there for self help. Much appreciated.
Thank you very much for compiling this list…this is a great starting point for me and I look forward to having a look at these blogs!
I’m trying to locate a book that I skimmed briefly years ago. I was in a library so I don’t know how old it may have been, but it didn’t look like an old book to me.
Over the years I’ve realized that what little I read has influenced me and helped me more than I ever would have guessed. Since you said you are something of a student of the personal development/philosophy field, I was hoping the concept might ring a bell and maybe you can guess the book I read, or could point me in a promising direction.
What I seem to remember is a list of questions to ask yourself in times of trouble or disappointment. Although there is a chance that I was taking notes and created the following list myself out of what I read:
1) why am I unhappy? (If you aren’t sure, it’s important to try and find out)
2) what did I want to happen instead? (Again, if you can’t answer, that’s telling)
3) what all could I personally do to help get what I want/feel better? Did I actually do any of it? This one especially includes communicating well with other people that are involved.
4) did I do anything that might prevent/make it harder to get what I want? How did I get in my own way?
5) what do I think the other parties wanted? Why do I think they did/are doing what they did/are doing? Did I also contribute to unhappiness of theirs?
…As I said it’s been years, and this is my own paraphrasing. I just wish I could read the rest of the book now that I know how helpful this little piece has been to me.
Two final notes: first I’m aware that this is a similar concept to “Boundaries”, but I’m pretty sure I would remember it if that’s literally what I picked up that day.
Second, there is a chance that what I read was a single essay from a collection of essays… in that case I’m not sure I’ll ever stand a chance of finding it.
Thank you for any help you are willing to give, and I also want to say I’m glad to have this list of 100 blogs, I look forward to perusing them, even though I’ve mostly been totally off that topic.
A new blog worth definitely mentioning is Conzurge (conzurge.com).They do have some great content.
Gosh Brendan. You’re too kind. THANK YOU so so SO much for including Prolific Living again this amazing list. You’re awesome. A million thanks! Keep up the fabulous work!
Quick correction: It’s Jack CANfield, not CRANfield with an R. (#51). Love him. Great content always. Thanks for the list. I’ll be checking out many of these that are new to me.
This is a beautiful list of good personal development blogs for helping people like me to discover and understand the requirements and take some decisions.
Hey Brendan – I’ve found so many great blogs to follow through this list over the last couple of years (including yours). Thanks a million. Shared it around, so much work:)
Great list, Brendan. Thanks for taking the time to put together such an exhaustive list. My blog has only been around for a year now. I’m hoping to make this list one year soon.
Brilliant, I have been searching for something like this since starting my personal development business. Fantastic, inspirational life changing content. I am literally in heaven!
I feel honoured that my blog has been included in your top 100 list. That’s amazing – thank you! Blogging can be a solo pursuit at times and it is great to receive positive feedback.
Cool list. I follow some of these blogs myself and they are an inspiration for my own self-improvement blog. My blog is a way for me to keep a journal of stuff that interests me, stuff that I want to learn about as well as things I can teach others. I started it as a fitness blog (so hence the domain name), but have since expanded it to include a variety of different things, especially on mindset and history. So I renamed it Renaissance Man Journal and can be found here: http://gainweightjournal.com/
This is a wonderful list that is very useful. Thanks a lot for compiling this!
Thanks for putting this resource together… It’s superb! It’s very well researched and very easy to use. I am sure I’ll be coming back again soon.
P.S. will you be updating it for 2017?
That’s amazing. I have never seen such type of detailed, impartial and just list of motivational blogs. Thanks for doing justice and fair play. Great job in intj university VISIT US https://intj.university/
These are great bloggs when it comes to finding true success i what ever it is you want to do.
it all starts with rewiring the mind!
Thank you very much for this, Brendan! I’ve got good reads from your suggested blogs and it really is interesting and entertaining. Please if you’ve got more please tell me.
Awesome, this type of list really motivate newbie blogger for better !
Thank you very much for publishing this list! I’ve just started blogging so it is a bit late to try to make the 2016 list, but you give me something to strive for in 2017 🙂 http://www.BlogToAction.com
Wow, Brendan; this is totally awesome! You give so much value here- it is like an oasis in the desert! I hope you’ll consider Answers from the Cosmos in 2017. It’s a short powerful blast of daily wisdom where thousands visit to contemplate, motivate and share: http://answersfromcosmos.blogspot.com/
This list is exactly what I was looking for. Very thorough. Thanks for sharing!
I love Elite Daily, Life Hack and Thought Catalog. I am sure my site will be comparable to these sites in 3 years 🙂 Great list of personal development blog by the way! Keep up the good work!
Thanks for the great list. I hope that my site makes it onto it next year
I really like the list………..I really think these articles help people to stay motivated but the best way of motivation is self motivation……Though i really like your list and thanks for the information.
Amazing set of list. Hopefully I would find more stuff related to neurologist massapequa nyc. Thanks alot.
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Fantastic list,this is a great collection of personal development blogs. thanx for sharing.
Hey, this is probably the best collection of self-development blogs and this is going to help me a lot. Your blog has been a source of inspiration for me and I always try to apply your teachings in real life.
Wow, fantastic checklist of blogs. I can not envision the length of time that should have required to develop that listing!
What a great list, Amazing. 😀 You have really made this article wonderful and detailed by sharing some great personal development blogs.
I personally read some of these blogs regularly and Harleena Singh’s blog Aha-Now is one of those. Thanks Brendan for sharing this great article with us. 😀
Useful list here. Thanks a lot, Brendan.
Nice list.Still…I would have changed the order.In my opinion, nr.1 should be addicted2success and you should also include http://www.iwillriseup.com/ in the list. Peace 🙂
Fantastic list Brendan! I see a lot of names that I recognize and interact with already. I’ll be adding a few more names to my list as well.
Would love to be considered for 2017’s list. I’m encouraging young leaders at jmlalonde.com through articles and podcasts.
That’s very inspiring.
It’s great to have them all in one place.
Thank you so much for this amazing resource.
Wow. That’s amazing. I have never seen such type of detailed, impartial and just list of motivational blogs. Thanks for doing justice and fair play. Great job.
Wow, great list of blogs. I can’t imagine how long that must have taken to come up with that list! I’d also recommend Jaret Grossman’s blog. He’s relatively newer than some of the blogs on your list, but he’s gaining popularity. Let me know what you think of his blog! http://blog.jaretgrossman.com/self-help/365-video-series/?order=asc
Really a great and long list of self-help blog. Give me 12 months and you will rank my blog in this list next year!
Once again thanks for putting together a wonderful resource for the personal development community.
Definetely a great list. But doing is more important than reading.
Hope you can add my blog to this list as well.
Awesome workd dude
Keep doing this great stuff
Thank you for sharing this list! Congrats to those who made the list!
Amazing list!! Can’t wait to get stuck in, thanks so much!!!
A very interesting list,. I hope to be like them.
Fantastic list! I always love finding new things to feed my mind and soul, so thanks so much for providing all of these great resources to check out. Many of these are blogs that I’ve never even heard of. Looks like I have some reading to do!
Thank you! An excellent list! I already follow a few of these blogs, but there are plenty more for me to visit now. Good work!
Thank you for the list. It is helpful to know so many people are making a difference by inspiring people through PD blogs. 🙂
Oh my god this list is great, and soo extensive!!! Cheers for the time for the time and well done to those making it for the second year.
That’s really awesome. Congrats to those who made the list. I hope I make them it next year.
Hey,Brendan..I used to Read Personality development blogs once in a week or twice.Just now i came across your blog and felt me that aha now also listed here.. One of my favorite inspiring blog.Thanks for enlisting here..However,the fact that harleena singh (author) also provide motivational ideas around our life. That’s why i stick her a lot. I would like to do for all the inspiring bloggers listed above and you for the same.. 🙂 I will be updated with you.Please clarify my doubts if may i ask..
Wonderful compilation Brendan.. We hope to make such list someday too.. #hardwork
I see myself rejoicing over being picked as one of the top 100 in the next year. Hoping I can get the help of you Brendan to make that happen. Sizzle is necessary but I will not compromise my content to add cyber trash. What is a guy to do to break free and accomplish something great without losing the focus of the site?
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This should be called “Top 100 Most Marketed Personal Development Blogs Trying To Sell You Something.” Anybody looking for a real inspirational teacher who gets knee-deep in the secrets of efficiency and life-improvement should check out Steve Paulina
Thanks for the list Brendan. It’s truly of great help.
Hi Brendan – there are some great personal development blogs that will probably never make it onto this type of list simply because they cover cutting-edge work and so they won’t have mass appeal (or high rankings on Alexa etc). For example, my own blog, Voice Dialogue and You!, has been a trusted resource for many years for people who do deep personal growth work and I’ve written popular articles for some of the blogs on your list (eg Tiny Buddha, Finer Minds). Yet I wouldn’t really expect Voice Dialogue to become popular any time soon because it deals with some psychological ideas that are only now being accepted and incorporated into psychology courses (although some of the concepts from Voice Dialogue have become mainstream such as the idea of inner selves as shown in the movie Inside Out). So, my request is that at some stage you compile a list of quality blogs that deal with the more leading-edge approaches to consciousness and personal development. Thank you and all the best with your journey as new parent (check out my posts on dealing with common parenting issues using Voice Dialogue!), Astra
Oh wow! This is quite helpful. I’m spoilt for choice! This is all the motivation I will ever need
Pretty! This has been an extremely wonderful post.
Many thanks for providing this info.
This is a great collection of personal development blogs. I have never read any posts from any of these sites and that’s going to change now.
Very good ranking, i believe that my blog will soon be rank top, I have worked seriously on it, my blog is on inspiration and personal development that inspires, empower, motive and encourage towards overcoming challenges in life and becoming successful. visit my blog http://www.austinemedia.com
Wow, so many amazing blogs here. Thank you for putting this resource together.
Thanks for sharing this list – I awesome to see so many people making a difference in this world. Good luck this year to everyone!
Thank you Brendan! What a great list! This is exactly what I am looking for. Thanks a lot!
Great compilation.. Perhaps, i need to work harder to make this list; someday soon
You made efforts to put the updated list of the top personal development blogs.
Thanks for sharing your efforts!
Thanks so much for this…it’ll definitely help going through all the ones available….you’ve simplified it for us. 🙂
Hello Brendan !!
Great collection of personal development blogs
Thanks so much for writing this!
It really helped me understand the playing field. I know it took a lot of work and this is exactly how I wanted it ranked.
you have a collection of great list! 🙂 thank you. anyway, i may suggest a blog called Passion Sundays by Mustafa Hamwi – The passion guy .It is really motivational and inspirational 🙂
Great Post.. Thanks a lot for sharing…
Hey Brendon, great work buddy. I appreciate what you do. Thanks
Hello there! You have such a great list of happiness and inspirational blogs! You shouldve include Moustafa Hamwi – the passion guy ‘s blog entitled Passion Sunday! It includes great write ups and motivational articles. Thanks again for this!
I’m a hundred percent agree about Passion Sunday.Honestly I’m a lazy person who does not do enough to develop myself but the passion guy changed that. His words are really inspiring. He should definitely be on the list.
Great collection of personal development blogs, I’d surely check them out.
This List is truly amazing. I’m working hard to make it there one day!!! Check me out sometimes….
this is such a great list. you got everyone of my favourites on the list. how lovely is that? nice post with much enlightening feeling of satisfaction to know that people are actually making impacts globally.
much love, George.
Great list. I’ve lost count of the amount of time I read through this list.
I really want to focus on personal development as a career and I believe if I network effectively well with everyone on the list, I will find a place in the personal development world.
Your list is incomplete without http://inspiringy.blogspot.com . According to me .. this is the best blog I’ve ever gone through.
I absolutely love the list!
If I can add one more that is inspiring:
I’ve loved looking at all of these blogs so much so, I’ve started my own! I’m not after loads of likes but I’d like to build a network of people who are going through the same thing and I know I could do with some encouragement!
So if anyone wants to have a read, please visit my blog:
Check out my first post with just one of the many secrets to being happy – with a smile! 😉
This is a great blog post. I have been struggling with personal issues for 10 years and have found reaching out online to seek the advice of others has helped me through the good and bad time. I have always had relationship issues and have started to follow the advice of Dr. Robi Ludwig. I saw her on a tv show once and I really appreciated her take on current psychological issues. I have been following her twitter for updates and advice https://twitter.com/drrobiludwig?lang=en
I’ve been actively engaged in promoting Positive Psychology and Science of Happiness through my blog Happiness India Project (http://happyproject.in) since 2014. I would be grateful if you drop by my site and find it useful enough to be mentioned in a minuscule way in your blog.
This is an amazing resource, thanks for compiling Brendan! I just discovered your site (thanks to this list!) and it’s lovely to see another Aussie blogger 🙂 Have a wonderful 2016!
Interesting and valuable list. Thank you. You might want to fix #68 though. It is Jack Canfield — not Cranfield.
This is a very valuable post. The amount of valuable blogs and hidden gems here are too much to count! Keep up the hard work and creating great posts like this.
All the best,
Randy Parson [Health and Productivity Engineer, Big Picture Philosopher, Critical Thinker]
Great list …!!Thank you for such a wonderful blog..!!business development
Great list. Please consider adding our blog, Techealthiest, to the list. Our tips for health and happiness are as useful as you’ll find on the web. Take a look at http://www.techealthiest.com. Thanks!!!!!!!
I do a podcast where I read from many of these blogs (with their permission of course). So for anyone looking to hear personal development posts while you’re driving, etc. in quick, 10-minute episodes, instead of having to sit down and get in front of a computer to read them, search for Optimal Living Daily in your favorite podcast app!
I’ve been actively engaged in promoting Positive Psychology and Science of Happiness through my blog Happiness India Project (http://happyproject.in) since 2014. I would be grateful if you drop by my site and find it useful enough to be mentioned in a minuscule way in your podcast Optimal Living Daily.
Thank you for listing my favorite blogs
Thank you for the awesome list Brendan
I think leaving the personal and multi-authored blogs combined isn’t a problem. I can imagine it’d be difficult to parse out and at the end of the day it doesn’t matter if the content comes from multiple people or one. If it’s inspirational and aids in personal development I think it belongs on the list.
I should say bravo like in a single word. This updated list is really helpful for getting all the bloggers altogether. Basically, I am owner of “Namaste UI” and follow some of blogger that you have mentioned in the list.
Things like, this surely motivate all the new bloggers who are getting hike among the blogger’s platform. It would be really good if regular basis update stays constantly in this list. Thanks a lot.
Sourav Basak [Blogger, Entrepreneur, Thinker]
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How much would you charge for advertising here, and would you be willing to participate in an affiliate joint venture? I have a hot new product integrating law of attraction with brain entrainment tech.
Great post indeed, there are list given is more admirable and all kind of information is admirable, thanks for shared and I really enjoyed to reading this post.
Thanks for this amazing list. I can say that this list is most helpful for the entrepreneurs out there.
It’s just strange why you haven’t included Motivationgrid in the list. It has an alexa rank of 96 000 and also a Youtube channel with more than 300 000 subscribers and 40 000 000 views.
perfect post, Amazing list..
Thanks so much for this list Brendan, it’s awesome! I’m slowly working my way through them and hoping to make the list myself next year! http://www.betruelivetrue.com
Getting bunches of information from this post, thanks for shared and I really enjoyed to reading this post or used in further of personal development blog. Thanks once again!
What’s up, everything is going sound here and ofcourse every one is sharing facts, that’s really good, keep up writing.
Nice list. I love ZenHabits. I wish you could think including my blog: http://crayonpaper.com
This is a list of very inspirational creations. I’m going to visit most of them so I can learn from the creators. And maybe one day I’ll be on this list too.
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Thanks for the awesome list, some really nice sites I can aspire to with http://fierceandfinest.com/ Hope to see it on the list next year!
Great list, I’ve visited a few of these in past for inspiration.
I recently started taking my own website in a self-improvement/life philosophy direction and hope it’ll take off from there.
Feel free to check it out for the occasional read: http://www.xnanga.co.uk/
One day I hope to join these illustrious ranks!
I’ve a fair way to go, I’m ranked just inside the top 6 million at the moment haha
Great resource to have all the top PD blogs in the one place.
Thanks for such a wonderful compilation. You must have put a lot of work in there. I tweeted to have the PDF version downloaded. I actually want to take some time and visit each and every one in that list.
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Thank you Brendan this is really awesome.
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Thanks for this aggregation Brendon, it’s really helpful. Knowing where to turn for reliable information on the Internet can be tricky. I’m sharing your list on my PPI FB page and look forward to diggin’ more of your goodness. To add to this discussion I’ve pulled together the Ulysses Contract along with other Free gratitude-building and mindfulness tools at http://www.policypillars.com, and in my new book “Putting Wisdom to Work~The Artful Science of Personal Policy for Mindful Living.” These have worked well for me, I hope you have a chance to check them out. ~j
Thank you Brendan this is perfect.
Happy new year to you 🙂
Thanks for sharing a great list of mind-blowing blogs!
But I am doubtful about how you rank those blogs. You are determining the ranking of a site based on Page Rank (PR) and Alexa Rank. Well, PR is an outdated metrics now as google doesn’t update it since 2014 and won’t update in the future either. As for as alexa rank is concerned, it’s a misleading metrics (everybody know in the industry).
I recommend, please use some other metrics like social engagement or on site engagement to measure a blog success.
Could you please add our site Wikifo.com to the list under the technology/science section?
Our ‘Write For Them’ link
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Thanks so much!
Beginners no longer have to google for “top self help” blogs. 😀
This is a great list Brendan. You’re surely stamping your mark in the universe. 🙂
Keep going. You’re lighting the way for the others. 🙂
Great list! I’m glad to see that some of my favorites, like Pick the Brain and Tiny Buddha, made the cut. I’m also glad that I learned about so many other great sites.
Thanks Brendan for compiling this awesome list. Thanks to all these bloggers who are bringing a positive change.
I always love reading stuff on self growth and personal development. I have read many blogs from this list. I’ll definitely look out for others to gain more wisdom.
I’d like to mention one more blog: buddytation. I came to know about it last week after I have read a story about stage four cancer patient.
My favorite in this list are:
Thanks again for spreading so much positivity all around. Hats off to your efforts.
I just kick started my blog personality development blog.will soon u reach ,its because of your inspiring blog to make a personality development idea late night.. moreover these article… 🙂 Thanks BRENDAN for holding a better and better inspiring article from your blogs.. 🙂
I was looking for a personal development blogs and stopped by your site. You have made my life easier by bringing a lists of all personal development blogs. Thanks for this fantastic list to kick start our 2016.
I’ve started a blog on personal development, it’s great to have the list to see what’s we’re discussing about.
Great resource! I was doing research on the personal development industry and you had everything here. Save me a lot of time. Thank you! 🙂
But just for your information, I went through all the websites listed and noticed that Robin Sharma appear twice at #32 and #36.
What about high existence.com that has an alexa score of 27k?
Once again thanks for putting together a wonderful resource for the personal development community.
I know these simple lists take some time and effort to put together to ensure you are not missing good blogs.
Of course, on a personal level, it has been a privilege to make the list for the last few years, (not sure if this is the 3rd or the 4th showing here) regardless, it is an honor!!!
Love the consistency of this annual list too! Keep up the great work.
A fantastic list. Thanks Brendan! And this list was how I found you last year. In terms of ‘favourites’ I particularly like Mark Manson’s blog – I like his humour, his intelligence and his ‘call a spade a spade’ approach. But there are many I haven’t explored yet, so probably many gems still to discover.
Mark’s blog is great… always insightful I look forward to see where you take the Change Academy this year!
Thanks for the awesome list to kick start our 2016 with such wonderful personal development blogs !
My pleasure Naveen 🙂
No danger and play in this list?sad
Thanks for letting me know about it Anandit!
Let me start by thanking you for compiling such a wonderful list each year, and adding my blog to it as well. Feels great to be included each year, and hoping to do so in the coming years as well 🙂
It’s always good to connect with other established bloggers, especially the ones we don’t know, and your post is always one looks forward to each year. We so appreciate the hard work and efforts you put into creating such a great resource for all.
Thanks for sharing it with us, and wishing you and yours a very Happy & Prosperous New Year 🙂
Harleena, it’s always such a pleasure to hear from you! You’ve grown and grown over the years and you’re completely dominating your arena at the moment… a huge congratulations and I can’t wait to see where you take things this year!
Congratulations Harleena! Great page and great job!
Hey Brendan, thanks for putting together such a great list of personal development blogs. I’m really happy to see that this year Chantalle and I made it into the top 100 :). It feels a bit surreal to be included among such famous and established bloggers. Thanks to your list I’ve also now discovered a few other blogs that I’ll start following this year.
Truly well deserved Bastiaan 🙂 It’s been great to get to know you a little and see your progression. Your definitely moving things forward really well. Nice work! 🙂
Look forward to this list each year 🙂 It’s a great resource to find sites and authors that are inspiring and making a difference in the personal development space. Few of my favorites on here are stevepavlina.com, justbereal.co.uk and addicted2success.com. Would love to make the list some day alongside these great writers.
I love it Danii! Very diversified favourite blogs you have… great to see!
I just checked out your website and you are doing some amazing things yourself… hopefully we’ll see you on the list next year 🙂
Thanks so much for including me in your list, Brendan. I’ve been following your list since 2015. And I’m grateful to be among such a great list of bloggers. 🙂 Incredible resource!
Theo… a MASSIVE congratulations to you my man! You truly live by your words… just be real. Nice work and it’s great to have you on the list 🙂
Thanks for sharing this – always a great place to find new sources of motivation and inspiration!
My goal for this year is to make it onto your next edition of this list!
Hey Mathias! Great work on making a difference in this world… here’s to a massive 2016 for you so you can make the list next year 🙂
Wow, almost missed it this year. Thanks so much for putting this together, Brendan, it’s the 3rd year in a row for me, and I have to confess that just being here, along with these personal development living legends, it’s a fantastic honor for me. And a huge incentive to do even better next year. Kudoz! 🙂
Huge congrats, Dragos! Three years in a row is an absolute killer of a task… you’re definitely making a difference… congratulations and well deserved!