Oh, the places you’ll go!
That’s the name of the popular children’s book by Dr. Seuss. It’s all about finding your way and being yourself, and to keep working hard. And it ends with a semi-famous line: “Kid, you’ll move mountains.”
But how do you move a mountain?
Dr. Seuss gave us the hope, but not the how.
Where can you find the edge to help move that mountain of work, goals, and personal projects?
In this article, we’ll take a look at what makes productivity blogs great and the top 30 productivity blogs that will help you move that mountain.
- What Makes A Productivity Blog Great?
- Our Top 30 Productivity Blogs
- 1. ClickUp
- 2. Dave Seah
- 3. Lifehacker
- 4. Steve Pavlina
- 5. Dumb Little Man
- 6. Zen Habits
- 7. LifeDev
- 8. Pick The Brain
- 9. Barking Up The Wrong Tree
- 10. Tim Ferris
- 11. 99U
- 12. Mark Manson
- 13. Exile Lifestyle
- 14. Keep Productive
- 15. Becoming Minimalist
- 16. Marie Forleo
- 17. Benjamin Hardy
- 18. Darius Foroux
- 19. Tynan
- 20. MakeUseOf
- 21. Todd Henry
- 22. Brain Pickings
- 23. Asian Efficiency
- 24. HelpScout
- 25. Hubspot
- 26. Zapier
- 27. Productivity Land
- 28. Productive Flourishing
- 29. Evernote Blog
- 30. Productivity Pro
Let’s get productive!
What Makes A Productivity Blog Great?
We all know that feeling we get when the weekly episode of our favorite show is about to start: that excitement-filled, face-stuffed with popcorn feeling.🍿
The same goes for your favorite productivity blog; great productivity blogs should have regular posts that you look forward to.
A great blog should also be inspiring and trustworthy. Readers need to know how the lifehack they’ve come across will really help them overcome their unproductive habits.
Great productivity blogs not only provide personal productivity tips, but they also provide high-quality insights into why those habits exist in the first place.
Productivity blogs also need to be thought-provoking. If readers are still thinking about a blog days or weeks after reading it, then that’s a great blog.
Oh and lastly, a great productivity blog inspires you to be more productive because that’s the whole point! 😉
NOTE: For more productivity tips, check out this guide on how to be more productive!
Our Top 30 Productivity Blogs
The right productivity blog will not only help you become more productive, but it will also improve the way you communicate, work, and live.
To help you choose the right blog for your goals, here’s our list of the best productivity blogs:
Our blog is a first-class ticket to an awesome journey that connects you and your team to the work that matters.
And, apart from being hilarious (if we might say so ourselves 😉), our blogs also offer top-notch practical examples on how to execute all your productivity goals.
From blogs about being productive at work to blogs that will help you save one day every week, ClickUp’s productivity blogs give you all the resources you need to conquer your goals and achieve personal growth.
And, if you already have a personal blog, check out this other blog post to see how ClickUp can help you with blogging productivity.
Oh and speaking of resources, ClickUp is a project management tool that’s there to help you be productive in every sense of the word. It’s the perfect way to carry out all the productivity tips here.
Why not get ClickUp today? It’s free!
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2. Dave Seah
As one person at ClickUp so eloquently put it: This guy is THE MAN.
And it’s hard to disagree.
Dave calls himself an investigative designer, but what does that mean?
He comes up with every design and productivity hack you can think of… and possibly can’t think of!
He also discusses design and information technology, so if you’re in those areas, then you’ve got to follow Dave.
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Lifehacker is the granddaddy of them all, the biggest and most well-known, so of course, we had to include them as one of our top productivity blogs.
Their name says it all of course, and they range from tips and tricks on gadgets to how to dry the dishes in your dishwasher faster.
That’s more than productivity advice of course, it’s also life efficiency.
One amazing section is the How I Work column, which features different entrepreneurs, business leaders, athletes, entertainers, and more about what their daily schedule looks like.
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4. Steve Pavlina
Steve has been at the forefront of productivity and personal development since the late 90s and he even “uncopyrighted” all his work in 2010.
His focal topic is finding ways to spend less time focusing on a corporate-driven lifestyle and more time trying to provide value in different ways.
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5. Dumb Little Man
Similar to Angel Hack Life, Dumb Little Man, written by Jay White, offers a quick dose of useful tips, but also some bigger picture topics like health, relationships, and happiness.
The best section is the How To section, which gives you a primer on everything from looking for an apartment to how to clean your camera.
It also provides a steady drip of great productivity tips to improve your day and workflow.
Not bad for a dumb little man, huh?
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6. Zen Habits
This is another legendary productivity blog. Leo Babauta has been running this site since the late 00s and focuses not only on mindfulness but on how to build the best and most productive habits.
The blog focuses on changing one step at a time and is truly a calming presence in the crowded productivity space.
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An amazing productivity site specifically designed for creative people. Because of this focus, there are tons of articles about creativity in addition to productivity.
It speaks to a certain right-brain mindset that is ‘gentler’ than a lot of other efficiency-driven blogs out there.
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8. Pick The Brain
Erin’s work is more of a mental positivity blog that sweeps across the productivity and self-improvement landscape to focus on how people can lead more satisfying lives overall.
To that end, many articles tackle mental health, psychology, and self-education. Because everyone needs to be kind to their mind. 😊
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9. Barking Up The Wrong Tree
If you’re looking for evidence-based tips and scientific inquiry into productivity and performance, then Eric Barker is the productivity expert you’re looking for.
This is more than just “I tried this, and it worked for me, but it may not work for you.”
This is real stuff. He also does a lot of amazing analysis on top execs and performers.
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10. Tim Ferris
Familiar with the name? Tim Ferris is the best-selling author of The 4 Hour Workweek.
Yeah, you heard right; he’s figured out the secret sauce behind working a maximum of four hours a week.
Tim Ferriss’ content consists of podcast episodes that take a look at his thoughts, stories, guest features, and interviews. If you’re looking for leadership and personal productivity advice, then Tim is your guy.
And his personal stories must be something, considering he speaks five languages and he’s a Chinese kickboxing champion.🏅
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If you want to get technical (and who doesn’t), 99U isn’t really a productivity blog. It’s more of a work-culture blog.
But it’s awesome. It’s like the coolest, most stylish friend you know that has it all together.
They can dish out some life-changing tips and look great doing it too. The team at Adobe puts it together, and I love all of their books which are must-reads.
99u will do a deep dive into the art world and then come back up for air to discuss how that one colleague is using the office fridge.
We all know that the office pantry can be a treacherous warzone where your food can end up as a prisoner of war in someone else’s stomach.
We’re just glad 99U is opening up about it!
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12. Mark Manson
Mark is an online entrepreneur who doesn’t give a f**k. No really, he wrote a book about it. And it’s a New York Times bestseller.
Anyone can drop the f-bomb in their art and get some attention, but Mark backs it up with a style that has made him sort of a slacker guru.
His stuff not only makes sense, but he’s also a great writer that’s always practicing what he preaches.
All of his posts get tens of thousands of shares, so you’ve probably read a piece by Mark without knowing it. Check out Mark for unconventional productivity tips and personal development advice.
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13. Exile Lifestyle
Colin Wright is an artist, marketer, and entrepreneur who documents his minimalist lifestyle along with tips learned on the road.
He’s also the epitome of a digital nomad, even letting readers and listeners to his podcast vote on where his next home will be.
We just hope his fans are nice, and that Colin doesn’t find himself in another installment of Jumanji:
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14. Keep Productive
This is one of our new favorite sites, though it’s a little different than the traditional productivity blog.
Instead, it’s a review blog of the top productivity apps.
Francesco goes in-depth on all of the productivity tools out there and shares his workflow stack as well. Before you decide to jump in and find a new productivity app, see what Francesco has to say first.
He gives great hands-on reviews of all the top apps. You know what they say, look before you leap and Francesco can do that for you.
15. Becoming Minimalist
Josh Becker complained about cleaning out his garage to his neighbor.
“Maybe you don’t need all this stuff,” his neighbor said.
While most people would be left fuming, Becker gave it some thought.
Inspiration struck and he became an unclutterer and dedicated his blog documenting his minimalist style.
This is a little different than normal productivity tips, but not having to wade through stuff or look to buy more stuff is a great lifehack.
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16. Marie Forleo
There can be a gray line between life coach and productivity, and Marie steps on both sides of the line, sorta like a productivity coach.
However, she believes that some strategies can work in both life and work, and explains how to elevate your business and personal development with goal setting.
Anyone who follows Marie can attest to the inspiration and motivation they get from her.
And her in-depth interviews with celebrities, tastemakers, and scene setters are fun and helpful.
Instead of writing everything down, she pours her energy into all types of content; the written word and great videos.
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17. Benjamin Hardy
Benjamin Hardy is a little different, because he made his name on Medium, leveraging the platform’s engaged audience to examine the habits of the world’s most successful people.
Building on that, he’s tapped into a unique blend of analysis, motivation, and experimentation.
Hardy, though, is more than his message. He seems to actually do everything he talks about.
He is studying for a PhD and writes prolifically.
He and his wife take care of foster children, which is a monumentally difficult task.
Similar to Productivityist, which focuses on balancing attention and intention, Benjamin’s content is a good place to look for a lifehack for balancing so much!
This is what we imagine Benjamin’s life is like:
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18. Darius Foroux
How would that change your mindset? Would you still achieve your goals? That’s the theory from this blogger, Darius Foroux.
He’s also an innovative writer who tackles procrastination and creativity with equal adeptness.
Oh, and his line drawings are also fun to follow.
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Tynan is kind of a legend. He’s one of the pickup artists featured in Neil Strauss’ now semi-classic book, The Game. Tynan gave up that life and now embarks on epic quests and travel adventures while building out SETT, a blogging platform.
He dropped out of college in 2000 and has never looked back.
Speaking of college, Lifehack.org calls themselves the university of life. Check them out if you need advice on, well, life.
Anyway, back to Tynan, his advice mixes in a bit of adventure, practicality with a solid dash of confidence to help you think more clearly while giving you the confidence to lead a different type of life.
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MakeUseOf is definitely a news and tech site, but they also throw in a great section about tools and productivity techniques.
You’ll find the expected life hacks and gadgets you need here, but you’ll also find tons of useful tips and training programs for Excel, Microsoft Word or Google Calendar that you can MakeUseOf 😉
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21. Todd Henry
What I like about Todd Henry more than a lot of the solopreneurs out there is that he offers key advice for collaborating.
Many of those hustlers out there traveling the world are finding ways to work for themselves (must be nice).
But for a lot of us, we work in teams across many functions and skillsets.
And across many miscommunications…
Todd Henry steps in to fill that gap. He’s not only blogging about teams in particular but creative teams, ones that have to brainstorm and work together to generate new solutions.
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22. Brain Pickings
Maria Popova and her blog Brain Pickings is definitely a darling of the academic set. She does deep dives on historical figures and then moves back to analyze what worked and what didn’t in the past.
She’s well-read and can draw examples and analogies from a variety of sources to make a practical application.
She’s like the best history teacher you never had!
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23. Asian Efficiency
A group of friends (who happen to be Asian!) got together and decided to research the best productivity systems that would help them get an extra edge.
Similar to the GTD (getting things done) blog, these bloggers give practical tips, formulas, and more for getting things done. They also have podcast episodes that will help you think strategically through each thing on your to-do list so you can find the most value.
Their productivity advice ranges from tech hacks to time management tweaks and not just the fluffy stuff that you’ve read a bunch of times.
But, we’ll still accept this kinda fluffy stuff:
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The customer service and help desk company also has some great ideas for how to optimize your day, workflows, and productively deal with any customer problems that may arise.
This includes fostering great interactions and services so that your business is ultimately more successful.
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Over the past ten years or so Hubspot has made a killer blog…oh, and is also one of the fastest-growing SaaS companies, too. But, we’re here for their blog.
If you’re looking for anything to help you become more efficient in that timeframe, you’ve probably stumbled on a Hubspot article.
They’re super in-depth and also give you lots of ways to access content-through templates, guides, checklists, and more.
Yep, most of their content is around startups, business and digital marketing best practices, but they also take super-helpful dives into productivity to boost your business and teamwork as well.
Check it out if you haven’t already (though you probably have).
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Zapier’s connections and integrations are essentially the modern definition of productivity.
Zapier kind of zaps their readers into the future of productivity.
Their whole company is built upon improving processes and making workflows easier.
Their blog is no exception. In addition to offering technical hacks, it also has a streak of personal development productivity built into it.
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27. Productivity Land
The need for Productivity Land was realized when two marketers wanted to find the perfect productivity tool that would meet all their needs.
Both Frank and Steve who also have a background in project management, soon found out there was no one perfect tool available in the market and so started a platform to help people make better and informed decisions when evaluating products.
Productivity Land gives you candid productivity tool reviews, project management insights, and tips to improve work-life balance.
So basically it’s a Disney Land for adults who want to be productive? 🤔
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28. Productive Flourishing
If you’re a Michael Hyatt fan, then Productive Flourishing will totally make sense to you.
Productive Flourishing is a popular blog for entrepreneurs and visionaries who are searching for success. Their goal is to help those with brilliant ideas transform them into sustainable and profitable businesses.
Although most of their blogs focus on time management and business development, they also offer insight into how self development can contribute to that success. #Flourish
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29. Evernote Blog
Evernote is a note-taking app designed to help people with organization and task management.
Their blog focuses on finding inspiration in unexpected places like those kids who discovered Narnia through a wardrobe.
They also have some great advice about time management and effective ways to work from home.
Most of their content can be put into action alongside their app.
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30. Productivity Pro
Laura Stack is literally a productivity pro. She’s a pro in sales productivity, leadership productivity, and personal productivity.
That’s a whole lotta productivity!
Whatever kind of productivity you’re looking for, Laura’s probably got you covered. We think she’s pretty cool because she’s also an award-winning keynote speaker who has been featured in Forbes magazine.
Check out her Youtube channel to see this productivity expert in action.
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The Dr. Seuss book is for fun and inspiration.
You can’t actually move mountains with it.
That’s the same with the recommended blogs above.
It’s not enough. You must do something with the info that you read.
In other words, you have to put their advice to good use.
So, if you want to be more productive, it’s ultimately up to you and your team.
Speaking of which, ClickUp is the perfect addition to any team.
With tons of features that can help you put all this productivity advice to good use, it’s the only tool you’ll ever need to actually be more productive!
So get ClickUp for free today to ensure that you feel like this every day:
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