7 of My Favourite Blogs. The Summer Series Part 2

My Favorite Blogs
Written by Magoz
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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.

Other articles from The Summer Series:
Part 1: Apps, Resources and Tips for Travelling. Part 3: 7 of My Favourite Youtube Channels.

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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.

Three articles I especially like:
The Most Important Moment.
38 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 38 Years.
Unconventional Productivity.

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.

Three articles I especially like:
On Saying “No”.
When Things Go Wrong.
The Ruby Slippers Problem.

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.

Three articles I especially like:
The Horse Fable.
Friends From Memory.

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.

Three articles I especially like:
The Secret Is the Beginning.
The Inspiration Lie.
The Big List.

5. Lifehacker

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.

Three articles I especially like:
Piña Colada Popsicles.
Classic Vegan Falafel.
Golden Milk Ice Cream.

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.

Three articles I especially like:
Why It’s Never the Perfect Time to Travel.
5 Steps to Booking a Cheap Flight Online.
Tips for Traveling in Dangerous Places.

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Do you guys read blogs? Which are your favourites?
Please, share your favourite blogs in the comments!

PS: My online course Strategy & Business for Illustrators is now available for pre-order!


Nomadic illustrator. Thinker. Seeker.


  1. Genial Post! Me los he guardado todos a buen recaudo. Pintan super interesantes :D

  2. At the moment your blog is my favourite ;)

  3. S

    You probably know about this but if not:

  4. c

    Me gustan mucho tus artículos, ya conocía el de minimalist baker me encanta; este de zen habits se ve genial, gracias por la recomendación!

    • Muchas gracias Carmen, celebro que te gusten estas recomendaciones.
      El de Zen Habits fue una revolución para mí cuando lo descubrí. Impulsó muchos cambios, decisiones y aventuras en mi vida.
      ¡Un saludo!

  5. S
    Susana Miranda Morales

    Todos tus post son interesantes, gracias por compartir tanta información!
    Yours is always interesting, thanks for sharing with us!

  6. J

    Como siempre genial

  7. H

    Darius Foroux ( es altamente recomendable ;)

    Este es uno de mis artículos favoritos, pero en realidad podría ser cualquiera, Dariux suele ir muy profundo y desenmaraña de manera simple, temas complejos.

    Are You Wasting Your Life? (

  8. Gracias de nuevo por mostrarnos algo más de tí. Te digo tres de mis blogs favoritos. Es un blog de arte en general donde puedes descubrir escultores , pintores…artistas dedicados a múltiples disciplinas. Se trata de una revista digital sobre títeres que es la otra faceta a la que me dedico desde hace más de treinta años. La puedes encontrar también en catalán y en inglés. visito este blog asi como la web porque me proporciona mucha información acerca de libros que me interesan.
    Un abrazo,

  9. a

    Tu blog es uno de mis favoritos! También leo a Seth Godin^^ Siempre me alegran las newsletter.
    He empezado a leer Zen Habits y me está encantado. Gracias!

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