This article is part of The Summer Series. Short list-style articles with 5-10 resources, apps or tips that will enhance or ease your experience in summer activities.
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I love reading blogs; it’s something that I’ve been doing daily over the last 15 years. In the summer, I have more time and I can review and organize my saved for later articles on Feedly and Pocket.
In the second part of The Summer Series, I’m sharing my favourite blogs about general topics. It doesn’t include illustration and art related blogs or any other blogs about my particular tastes that might be too technical or uninteresting for you.
The list includes a short description and 3 of my favorite articles of each blog.
1- Zen Habits
Zen Habits is the blog of Leo Babauta. He writes about simplicity, minimalism, living frugally, and daily topics.
Since he started Zen Habits in 2007 he has posted a ton of high quality articles and has accomplished amazing things.
He certainly has influenced many aspects of my life.
2. Seth Godin
Seth Godin has the ability to write very short articles (sometimes just a paragraph) with an immense meaning. He usually writes about life, decisions, business, daily topics and general concepts.
3. Derek Sivers
Derek Sivers doesn’t write as often as the other bloggers on this list, but every article he writes is gold. He writes about business, daily topics and general concepts.
4. Tobias van Schneider
Tobias van Schneider writes a fabulous weekly newsletter and he later posts his articles on his blog on Medium. He is a designer, but he writes more about life, general and day-to-day topics, not necessarily about design.
Lifehacker is one of my favourite blogs because it mixes technology, productivity and life hacks.
Three articles I especially like:
– Employ the “Rule Of 3” for Daily, Weekly and Annual Productivity.
– Recalibrate Your Life’s Direction with This One Hour Exercise.
– Lifehacker Pack for Mac: The List of the Essential Mac Apps.
6. Minimalist Baker
Dana writes amazing simple and healthy recipes on Minimalist Baker.
All recipes require 10 ingredients or less, 1 bowl or 1 pot, or 30 minutes or less to prepare. The pictures of each recipe are spectacular.
7. Nomadic Matt
Nomadic Matt is one of my favourite blogs about travelling.
Matt shares tips, resources and his adventures. He started travelling 10 years ago, and his articles encouraged me to start travelling as well.
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Do you guys read blogs? Which are your favourites?
Please, share your favourite blogs in the comments!
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