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The 35 Best Blogs in Productivity to Read in 2016


Do you want to achieve more by doing less? Productivity is a big word. It may sound easy to some, but to be honest, a lot of people are struggling when it comes to being more productive at work, at school or at home. No wonder why there are hundreds of productivity blogs writing growth-hacking tips every week! Many of these growthhackers come and go. Fortunately for us, there are still a couple of them who managed to stay afloat in the competition and in the ever-increasing demand for productivity tips, growth hacks and self-development advice. Below are the 35 best blogs in productivity to read in 2016! (Note: The blogs are not ranked in a particular order.) – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Do you want to achieve more by doing
less? Productivity is a big word. It may sound
easy to some, but to be honest, a lot of people
are struggling when it comes to being more
productive at work, at school or at home. No
wonder why there are hundreds of productivity
blogs writing growth-hacking tips every
week! Below are the 35 best blogs in
productivity to read in 2016!   (Note The blogs
are not ranked in a particular order.)
  • 1. Lifehack
  • Lifehack is one of the top productivity blogs in
    the internet today. They publish articles on
    various topics including communication,
    productive definition, work, tech, communication
    and lifestyle. Lifehack is known for their
    shareable-centric posts that capture the fancy of
    the readers and motivates them to share what
    theyve read online.
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  • 2. Zen Habits
  • Leo Babautas blog, Zen Habits, focuses on
    teaching you how to develop simple habits that
    will help you change your life for the better.
    The tips and lessons found in this blog are
    explained in a very simple manner so you can get
    started right away. Time Magazine hailed Zen
    Habits as one of the best blogs to read last
    2010. So you better check this out!
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  • 3. Steve Pavlina
  • Steve Pavlinas blog is among the favorites of
    avid personal-development readers. This
    well-rounded blog caters on topics like
    productivity, health, career, money, spirituality
    and habits. Steves articles are based on his own
    life experiences, so yes, you can expect a lot of
    feels and inspiration from them."
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  • 4. Life Hacker
  • Looking for a quick fix? Life Hacker is the best
    place to go. According to the owners, Life Hacker
    is a blog where you can find anything tips,
    tricks and downloads to get the job done."
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  • 5. Dumb Little Man
  • Dumb Little Man was founded by Jay White and
    features a well-balanced array of niches.
    According to its founder, Dumb Little Man is
    about productivity, exceeding goals, automation,
    and, well, finding a simpler way for everything.
    Definitely worth checking out!"
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  • 6. LifeDev
  • Now this is a blog that you dont often hear
    about. But dont be fooled. LifeDev has something
    that many popular blogs cant offer honesty.
    One thing I really love about this blog is its
    sincerity in helping people, no matter how small
    or big their projects are."
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    When Youre Drawing a Blank
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    Hating Yourself

  • 7. The Daily Saint
  • The Daily Saint is a popular blog for
    professionals who want to learn how to manage
    their time effectively and get more things done.
    It also caters to niches like work satisfaction
    and leadership. Apart from focusing on
    individuals, The Daily Saint also writes for
    organizations a key feature which sets it apart
    from other productivity blogs in the know."
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  • 8. Productivity501
  • From the name itself, Productivity501 is a blog
    solely focused on how to help you become more
    productive. This top blog only features ORIGINAL
    contents, so dont be sad if you dont see a new
    post every week. Rest assured, whenever the
    writers do post something, it will surely be of
    high quality and value. Productivity501 also has
    a YouTube channel where they publish various
    productivity tips and tricks."
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  • 9. Buffer
  • Buffer is not only known for its social media
    sharing tool, its also famous for its writings
    on productivity, life hacks, customer and
    business experience, and more! This five-year old
    company shows us that its never too late to earn
    a big name in the Internet. Check out their posts
    youll never regret it.
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  • 10. Mark and Angel Hack Life
  • Number 10 on the 35 best blogs in productivity
    to read in 2016 is Marc and Angel Hack Life,
    founded by Marc and Angel, a husband-wife
    blogging duo, last 2006. In this blog, they offer
    practical tips and advice on productive living.
    They also use this blog to share insights about
    key people in and around their lives as well as
    opinions on any noteworthy events or issues.
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  • 11. 99U
  • According to Behance, the company behind 99U,
    99U is the missing curriculum for making ideas
    happen. This blog features various insights on
    productivity, career, collaboration and
  • Recommended Reads
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  • 12. The Fast Track
  • The Fast Track is the product of Quickbase, an
    online database software developed by Intuit.
    This blog provides you with tools to get the job
    done fast.
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  • 13. Time Management Ninja
  • Time Management Ninja is a personal blog founded
    by Craig Jarrow.  This popular blog went live in
    2009 and features topics in productivity,
    clutter, wasted time and of course, time
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  • 14. Pick the Brain
  • Pick the Brain sets itself apart from
    traditional self-help blogs by taking a broader
    approach. The blog features topics on motivation,
    self-education and productivity. Pick the Brain
    was launched in 2006.
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  • 15. Work Awesome
  • Work Awesome was founded by Tina Su in 2008
    after working as a user-experience designer and
    software engineer in Amazon. Work Awesome
    features high quality articles on starting,
    completing and exploring new things.
  • Recommended Reads
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  • 16. Asian Efficiency
  • Asian Efficiency features tips and advice on how
    to complete assignments and projects efficiently.
    This growth-hacking blog was started by two
    individuals after their friends who turned to
    them for productivity advice encouraged them to
    do so.
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    Method for Avoiding All-Nighters
  • Getting Back on Track After Your Productivity

  • 17. Ryan Holiday Blog
  • Ryan Holiday is the person behind Growth Hacker
    Marketing, The Obstacle is the Way and Trust Me
    Im Lying. After working for American Apparel,
    Ryan now spends most of his time between his
    writing and speaking assignments and his agency,
    Brass Check Marketing. Ryans blog features
    articles on productivity, marketing and a host of
  • Recommended Reads
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    Organizing and Using Everything You Read

  • 18. James Clear Blog
  • More than 500,000 people read James Clears blog
    every month. James Clear is famous for his
    valuable insights in performance improvement,
    habit formation and behavioral psychology.
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    Recommend for Peak Productivity
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    vs. Taking Action
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    Thinking About Productivity

  • 19. The Tim Ferriss Blog
  • Tim Ferriss is the growth hacker behind the
    best-selling hits The 4-Hour Workweek, The
    4-Hour Chef and The 4-Hour Body. Tim currently
    works as an adviser for companies like Twitter,
    Facebook and Evernote. Fast Company listed Tim
    Ferriss as one of the Most Innovative Business
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  • 20. Unclutterer
  • Too much clutter? Unclutterer is a popular blog
    devoted for home and office organization. This
    blog features hacks, tips and organization
    strategies that will help you get productive in
    no time.
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  • 21. A Life of Productivity
  • A Life of Productivity is the product of more
    than a year of personal experimentation by growth
    hacker, Chris Bailey. To make himself more
    productive, Chris read as many productivity books
    as he could and made weird experiments like
    watching 70 hours of TED talks over a week,
    meditating for 35 hours and more.
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  • 22. Simple Productivity Blog
  • Simple Productivity Blog is owned by LJ Ernest.
    SPB features valuable and fabulous productivity
    tips especially when it comes to organizing your
    home and office. LJ also shares insights from the
    books she read as well as helpful social media
    hacks in SPB.
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  • 23. The Productivity Pro
  • Laura Stack is known for helping corporate
    executives and managers save time and get better
    results. The Productivity Pro features blogs and
    resources aimed at those working in the corporate
  • Recommended Reads
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    Productivity Even When Youre Not the Team Leader

  • 24. GTD Times
  • GTD Times is the official site of David Allen,
    the master behind the Getting Things Done
    methodology. As the name entails, GTD Times offer
    valuable tips and tricks on how to use GTD tools
    so you can lead a healthier, successful, happier
    and more productive life.
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  • 25. Life Optimizer
  • Life Optimizer was founded by Donald Latumahina
    from Indonesia. Its a blog devoted to maximizing
    your personal effectiveness.
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  • 26. Productive Flourishing
  • Productive Flourishing was founded by Charlie
    Gilkey. It is a community of people whod rather
    roll up their sleeves and start doing something
    with their ideas and vision than merely sit and
  • Recommended Reads
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  • 27. The Positivity Blog
  • Henrik Edbergs The Positivity Blog features
    productivity advice inspired by Henriks personal
    experiences. Aside from productivity, The
    Positivity Blog also caters to other niches such
    as personal development, motivation and how to
    increase confidence.
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  • 28. Ians Messy Desk
  • Ian McKenzie has more than 30 years of
    experience in human resources and marketing. In
    this top blog, Ian shares valuable insights on
    time management, productivity and personal
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  • 29. Buffer
  • Annie is a business coach, marketing consultant
    and copywriter. Apart from these, she also enjoys
    writing about productivity hacks and helping her
    readers solve their problem.
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  • 30. Productivityist
  • At the 30th spot of our 35 best blogs in
    productivity to read in 2016 is Productivityist,
    a site that focuses on improving productivity
    through coaching, workshops and tools. Founded by
    Mike Vardy, Productivityist is a valuable
    resource in your quest to stop doing productive
    and start being productive.
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  • 31. Litemind
  • Litemind is a productivity blog focused on
    empowering the human mind. It was founded by
    Brazilian, Luciano Passuello. Litemind has a
    simple mission and that is to explore ways to
    use our mind effectively.
  • Recommended Reads
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  • Overcoming Procrastination by Avoiding Have Tos
  • Overwhelmed by Your To-Do List? Go With a
    Will-Do List Instead.

  • 32. Facile Things
  • Facile Things is a popular blog that promotes
    and takes advantage of the GTD system popularized
    by its creator, David Allen. Founded by Francisco
    Saez, Facile Things will help you implement GTD
    in an almost intuitive way, even if you have
    never heard of it.
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  • 33. Sources of Insight
  • Sources of Insight is founded by J.D. Meier, the
    person behind the bet-selling work, Getting
    Results the Agile Way. According to him, Sources
    of Insight is the place to help you become a
    smarter, more creative, and more capable you.
  • Recommended Reads
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  • 34. A Better Mess
  • A Better Mess is a personal blog founded by
    Michael Schechter, who as he said in his website,
    struggle with creativity and productivity. A
    Better Mess is a place where Michael shares his
    insights and latest knowledge on topics like
    productivity, self-improvement, time management
    and self-development.
  • Recommended Reads
  • Capacity is Not a Myth
  • Yes, You Have A System
  • Getting Back Into Gear

  • 35. Personal Success Today
  • The last but not the least of our top blogs is
    Personal Success Today, a personal blog founded
    by John Richardson in 2005. John loves
    productivity, entrepreneurship and studying what
    it takes to become a great leader. Personal
    Success Today is a small community where you
    learn what works and what doesnt.
  • Recommended Reads
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  • 36. CakeHR
  • Checkout CakeHRs blog and read about the latest
    buzz in human resources, workforce management,
    personal development and of course, productivity!
    Cake HRs blog features articles written for both
    individuals and organizations who want to make
    the most out of the way they work.
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    Do More With Less
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