This is an additional list of 62 personal development blogs to watch in 2010, the concept has been pioneered by Problogger who encouraged building a list within your niche. I have been inspired by Steven Aitchison’s list which I have built on rather than reiterate , Although I have been soooo…tempted to add some of my favourite bloggers form Steven’s list.
My concept of personal development is defined by skills, shared personal experiences ,knowledge, awareness which contributions and enhances an individual experience(s) subsequently leading to increased understanding and personal growth . Enjoy as you breeze through ..
Please note this list is placed in no particular order ..
1, Symphony of Love; love and inspiration; Symphony of Love aims to bring you love and inspiration. To advocate the love for each other through mutual understanding and respect for each other difference.
2, The wisdom wall ; is a place where you can share the lessons you have learned in life. There is no specific format of the content you can submit, so be creative. The purpose of this is for you to share the lessons you have learned in life so far.
3,The Emotion Machine ; site is not about finding the same ordinary solutions to everyday problems but to push the envelope to look at problems from a different perspective and then use our hearts and minds to think and act accordingly.TheEmotionMachine.com wishes to prescribe to all of humanity is more meaning and purpose. The meaningful life is one of personal power, insofar as it is a life that is self-defined and self-determined, and a creative product of one’s own mind.
4,Serendipity Smiles, Serendipity is God’s Way of Acting Anonymously.Peggy Nolan presents Integrity, Commitment to Excellence, Stubbornly Optimistic. Mom & StepMom. Inspired writer, yoga teacher, Thai Kickboxer. Helping others help themselves.
5, Potential 2 success ; Jean-Paul shows ways to set and reach goals, how to Gain and display confidence in everything you do, how to enjoy financial freedom by learning how to master your money How to use the power of words and speech to motivate, persuade, converseÂ with, or inspire anyone, How to Explore and define your purpose in life and many more.
6, Productive Flourishing ; Charlie says the backbone of this blog is the Aristotelian idea that you are what you repeatedly do. We become creative by doing creative things, just as we learn to become more productive by developing good habits and systems that help us do the important things we need to be doing. Since we become by doing, you can’t separate personal development (becoming) from productivity (doing)“ this is one of the roots of the concept of meaningful action.
7,The Melindaville Blog ;Melinda Roberts tells her story to inspire others if they desire change in their own lives and to increase awareness about the need for free and available treatment in our society.
8,This time This Space ; Time thief interests are focused on mind, body, spirit, nature and relationships. I enjoy being outdoors immersed in nature, meditation, reading, music, art, humor, yoga
9, Out Of Context: pieces of a life ; shares Aphorisms. Meditations on life. Nothingprofound is a poet at heart A lover of life An iconoclast with nihilistic tendencies My politics is friendship My philosophy is happiness.
10, Virtual Synapses , its all in your Mind; Ryhen Here at Virtual Synapses, says we present a threefold (holistic) perspective on personal development. The author has a strong impression that humor, intelligence, and disbelief are key elements to the overall growth of a person. These elements are associated with the understanding of three other aspects of the human organism namely: the body (for humor), the mind (for intelligence), and the external environment (for disbelief).
11,The Guys Perspective; explores relationships from Guys point of views. We each have our frame of reference, our own viewpoint, but were all guys. We can be serious and funny. We pen informative essays, humorous scripts, cartoons and answer dating and relationship questions
12, A Daring Adventure ,Life Coaching ; Tim Brownson says I’m not a counselor although I do work with people that have been working, or are working with, counselors. I’m not a job coach even though I often work closely with people that are looking to change careers. And unfortunately, I’m also not a magician, although some of the results my clients achieve are pretty magical.
13, Knowledge Reform; Jason Copper says this humble blog will hope to provide you with philosophical advice for you to change your life for the better. Through the guidance of inspirational words of wisdom, self-improvement and self-help I will try to encourage you to embrace wisdom within your mind and spirit towards personal growth, motivation and self-empowerment.
14, Freestyle Mind ; In June 2009 Oscar Del Ben started this blog with the intention of touching other people’s life by providing real world information on personal development and personal experiments regarding all areas of life.
15 Blogging Without Blog ;Barbara Swafford welcomes you to the Blogging Without A Blog (BWAB) virtual blogging classroom. We’ll make you think, share some links, and listen to what you have to say
16, Sources of Insight ; J.D. Meier Over the course of leading many projects, many teams, and many adventures, Says I’ve learned how to get results and balance life. I continuously invest in what I call my Life Frame, which is the hot spots in life: Mind, Body, Emotions, Career, Financial, Relationships, and Fun. I continuously study these hot spots on a quest for the best insights and actions, for work and life. Im a fan of finding and sharing the principles, patterns and practices that work in the real-world under extreme conditions.
17, Passing Thru ; Betsy Wuebker at Passing Thru says some of our journeys involve travel. Others occur in our thoughts and dreams. The best are those that are shared. That’s the only reason, in our view, why anyone would be. . . passing thru.
18,The Jungle of Life : asks So what is The Jungle of Life? Good question Life can seem like a jungle sometimes, overgrown with all the things that are in our life. The animals that consume us (debt, busy-ness, work, family, etc) lurking around every corner. Here at The Jungle of Life Im looking for you to walk through this jungle with me as I look at ways to tame this jungle we call our lives. Join me on the journey as we discover more about who we are and what makes us each unique.
19, Jannie Funster ; Jannie Funster, blogs like there no tomorrow (or today!) I write and sing songs. I run and fling my bra into tall trees on moonlit snowy nights. I whistle and skip most everywhere I go. I fandango in grocery aisles.
20, Lionslinger, Everyone is entitled to a LionShare. claim yours!; Walter says I am just an ordinary man who has so many things circling on his mind. Even though, I pursue to shed some light on some of the things that affects us human the way we think, the way we act and the way we live.Some of my articles are diverse: from philosophy to religion to current events. I know some of my reader will not agree on what I have written, but I will appreciate to know their opinion on my lack: after all, I’m just as fallible as everyone else.
21, Angels Hair; Angelshair blogs about Personal growth and positive thinking are important axis in my life and I love to share my thoughts and finds about these subjects.
22,Stirring the Deep; Rachel Dwyer says My passion is to help and encourage fellow Christians to come out of the shallow waters of man’s doctrine that keep us in bondage and dive into the depths of Gods truths that bring freedom and true life. Many Christians are in a spiritual recession. They are trapped in afflictions, frustrated, and spiritually starved.
22, Be Encouraged; Inspiration and good news; Lynn E. Hubbard of Be Encourage is a licensed social worker and author of eleven fictional novels. Her non- fiction book Be Encouraged:Words Of Sunlight For The Soul is a collection of inspirational essays and poems, and includes practical tools for dealing with life issues.
24, Life’s Many Lessons; Is all about how our life lessons have influenced who we are today. We gain strength and inspiration from sharing our life lessons, as well as enriching the lives of others.
25, Guiding Friend ;Our aim is to bring you the truth about Islam and its true message to the world. Whole world is under a constant misconception that Islam preaches terrorism and is a religion of hatred. We as the follower of Islam feels the pain, when we come across the news from various sources that spreads wrong information about Islam.Hence we show the world what Islam is all about and how lovely and true is its teachings.
26, Just Diamonds ; Clarence has created this blog as a means to share and inspire others through my personal thoughts of day to day lifestyles and events that like “diamond nuggets”, can last forever.
27,Authentic Self Coaching; Patrick Schriel provides Personal Development, Life Coaching & Conscious Living – Achieve Your Full Potential.
28, Happymaking ; Heather Kephart says I actively surround myself with passionate, creative, inspirational people who dont take themselves too seriously. Blogging, and sharing my domestic and writing adventures with you, is what keeps me relatively sane.
29,Three Wisdoms ; Rose Belle of Three Wisdoms says I’m a mother of three kids. One thing that I truly enjoy is listening to life stories from family, friends, and peers as their stories are beautiful and inspiring. My mom tells me: the wise learns from other people’s mistakes. I sure have learned a great deal just by listening to other people’s personal experiences. So for me, it’s these simple ideas: Live. Learn. Love. Cherish. Thrive.
30, Joy of Jesus An online church to address issues of faith,love, and salvation. We provide prayer, devotion,education and insight for spiritual development.
31,Positivity Present; This Blog focuses on all things positive — quotes, books, stories, songs, situations, people, blogs, websites, ideas, images, notions, emotions. Anything and everything positive has a home here.
32, Aliventures, Getting More From Life; Ali of Aliventures says this is where I wrestle with the really big questions and hopefully where I help you to find answers. I’m interested in getting more from life, and helping you to do the same. I’m finding out why we have great intentions but don’t act on them, why we get motivated and fired up for new projects only to abandon them days later, why we struggle to change even when we really want to.
33, Ideas with a Kick ; Eduard says I aim to assist people develop their communication skills and I take a broad, development-as-a-whole perspective on it. It’s a journey of growth I’m taking myself, as well as being a guide on it for others.
34, Everyone Needs Therapy; Therapy Doc Says this social work blog reflects my multi-disciplinary scholarship, academic degrees, and all kinds of letters after my name to make me feel big.. The blog is NOT to diagnose, treat, or replace human to human legal, psychological or medical professional advice. References to people, with the exception of myself, and events except those about me, and even some of those, are entirely fictional
35, Blogging Behavioral; Sandy Andrews, Ph.D. a licensed clinical psychologist says My treatment orientation is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Systems Theory. My blog’s intent (and they all have one, whether they admit it or not) is to share some of what I know about clinical psychology and perspectives gained from across the couch.
36, Therapeutic Ramblings ; says I’m just a guy trying to enjoy life, and give something back before all is said and done. I’m an introvert in an extrovert’s body, and I’m trying to still find that balance. The human condition is both an area of interest, as well as an area of complete frustration. I’m currently finishing up a Doctorate in Psychology, amongst other things. My blog is a work in progress, much like my life.
37, Love on Wheelz ; hotwheelzrc is a 20 year old kid with Muscular Dystrophy living in San Diego. Having MD means that my day-to-day life is very surreal compared to that of most normal people. I say normal because I know that I am different than 98 percent of the population, no matter what my family tries to tell me. I still try to be as normal as possible, though, because deep down I’m still very insecure about myself. My attempts at being normal almost always end up in hilarious reminders that I’m not. This website is a collection of my experiences trying to live as a regular student, friend, brother, and son.
38, Of Two Minds; Shelley Batts is a Neuroscience PhD candidate at the University of Michigan . She studies hair cell regeneration in the cochlea and is trying to finish that quixotic quest called ‘thesis.’ She lies awake at night pondering how science intersects with politics, culture, policy, money, medicine, and religion in an attempt to be more than just a niche scientist sitting in the oh-so-lovely ivory tower. Follow me and my parrot, Pepper, on our quest to finish my PhD, land a post-doc, and stay sane.
39, The Naked Soul, a Journey of awareness; tobeme says this blog is about my spiritual journey. I will be writing about various subjects that affect my life and understanding of my soul. Therefore I am open to talk about a wide range of subjects, some of the subjects that I will speak to will be love, relationships, connectivity, the ego, the soul, eternal life.
40, Simple Productivity Blog; LJ Earnest says My personal philosophy is that the quicker I get through the stuff I have to do, the faster I can move on to the stuff I want to do I blend things I have learned into a personal system. I recognize were all individuals, and I believe that as a result, no one system is going to fit everyone. This cafeteria approach suits me, and gives me the freedom to try new techniques. As a result, my readers get to see the results of what happens and I do it without hiding sometimes spectacular failures, or wonderful successes.
41, Erasing the Bored ,uplifting and creative motivation for living change ; SuZen says A bird does not sing because it has an answer……it sings because it has a song. Chinese Proverb…….I have many songs. I also have a great family and a little buddy, Mondo, my yorkie-poo, a daily companion even on the treadmill, the cutie
42 Living Happiness ; Chania Girl says I believe in positive thinking , we are what we think , if we focus on the positive, our lives will abound in postive things. The same is true with the negative.
43 I Choose Bliss. Net ; says Society Labels me as handicap, but I am simply a mother, wife, poetess and child of God. I am on a journey, which I hope will enrich my life as well as those who may read my words.
44, Life, Laugh & Lemming; Say A life crisis can take the wind out of your sails. But any crisis, big or small, can be the catalyst for a kick arse life if you let it. And so was born Life, Laughs & Lemmings, an experiment in going from crisis (for me, an unwanted divorce) to kick arse (check out the video to the left or hang out here for a while). So if you want to dust off your dreams, get em happening and live like you mean it, you’ve come to the right place! Welcome and thanks for stopping by.
45, Growing Happiness; is a blog about sharing growth, gratitude and inspiration. Despite its name, Growing Happiness is not about gardening
46, Writing to Survive; Jennifer Trinkle is a writer. Before she became a writer, she became a mother. Before she became a mother, she went to culinary school. And before that, she was a librarian, working in the government and nonprofit sectors.
47, Express yourself to Success !: This website was created in 2007 by Laurie Wilhelm to be a one-stop e-source focusing on information, tips and techniques on interpersonal relationship skills, social skills, public speaking, negotiating and conflict resolution. Its purpose is to offer you useful and practical information that will result in:
48,Dream a Happy Life ; Jeanne Intrepid says.Getting to the happy life Mind set ;My short stories on learning from life experiences.
49, Jill Kemerer: Motivation and Encouragement from One Writer to Another; Jill spends her days writing inspirational contemporary romance novels and dreaming of the beach. When not hanging out with her family and eating chocolate, she’s spoiling her gigantic Himalayan cat.
50, Faithful’s Devotions: writes to use my talent for writing for the Lord and decide to use my second blog to write daily devotions. I hope you’ll enjoy them.
51, Jesus Knows YOU Best Blogs to improve and enlighten your perspective on life, empower yourself and gain Wisdom…visit JESUSKNOWSYOUBEST.BLOGSPOT.COM I am very close to Jesus. We communicate.
52, Always Musing ;is of a woman who just turned 50, and recently joined the unemployment line during the worst recession since the Great Depression, muses about what happened to her dreams of be.
53, Healthy Moms Blog; is a resourceful blog for moms to find information on parenting, pregnancy, health and Women’s Issues written by real moms. Learn how to manage stress. Read about different parenting techiniquesÂ and Share ideas with other moms.
54,Why Not Start Now? ; Patty Bechtold Says In a nutshell: I’m fascinated by how human beings create meaning, particularly in certain areas of life: work, relationships, creativity, transitions, life balance, and personal growth. So I write about how meaning intersects with experience and action: what it is, how we get there, what trips us up. I also view experience and action through a wide angle lens, because I absolutely believe they are both internal and external. Inner work and outer work. Being and doing.
55,The Half way Point ; Belinda Munoz says This blog is for anyone who has lived long enough to slip, fall, awaken or thrive. The halfway point lies somewhere between the beginning and the end. At the halfway point, life is full of potential, excitement, tension. It’s a time when we can honestly say we’ve done some living, have wonderful memories of the past, have a long list of adventures planned for the future, but also have painful regrets we can’t shake and a desire to do better going forward.
56, From Bottom Up ; Hulbert Lee says Since I was young, I’ve always been interested in self-help and personal development books. I don’t know what it is, but there’s something just real about them that I can usually relate to the author, compared to a fictional novel or a history book. The style of these types of books always teach me a different lesson that help me grow as person mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
57,Through the Illusion; Hayden Tompkins is widely recognized as being awesome and totally fabulous I’ve written hundreds of posts here at Through The Illusion over a period of several years. Why?Because I’m insane. Because I am passionate about personal development.
58, It’s All About Joy; Megan Bord, the Joy Girl! Says my greatest passion in life is writing, speaking and teaching everything I know about joy. I’ve done workshops, one-on-one counseling, had an essay or two published, you name it – and the best is yet to come. I’m working on my first book, as well, which will document my journey to joy.
59, Uplift Antidote; Says I firmly believe that without hope there is no hope. And that he or she who is without hope has already lost. So let’s be hopeful They say that what you believe, you see, and what you see, you can create in your life. If this is so, then you are the creator of your experience. I am the creator of mine. And together we are the creators of our collective experience.
60, My Happy Place; Joyce says I am just a real person: a wife, 6th grade language arts teacher, sister, friend, pet lover, and Christian. I am married to a great, funny man. We are trying to have a baby in spite of my PCOS. Life can sometimes become way too serious, so laughing is something that I do as often as possible!
61, Encouragement from My Heart; Joyfulsister says writing from my heart is a passion, writing from my soul is prayer. I am a woman after Gods Heart.
62, Human Explosion; By Steven a personal development site for creative people.