The Best Productivity Blogs
Have you ever played ping pong, cards, Mario Kart or some other game with friends and just slayed? It’s a great feeling. You walk away feeling energized, motivated, and thrilled to be alive. You have just confirmed that you’re one of the most elite, superior humans out there, afterall.
That’s how the right productivity blog should hit when you read it, too.
You can find a lot of great advice all over the internet, but you can also find a lot of fluffy, boring content that leaves you feeling uninspired and like you just wasted your time. So we thought we would assemble a list of our favorite productivity blogs here.
Whether you’re a busy parent trying to juggle multiple roles, you’re undertaking a new work role that’s overwhelming you, or you’re just someone who’s tired of spending longer getting things done than you need to, we’re confident you’ll find a new source of insight and motivation from one of these.
1. Todo Cloud
Appigo’s Todo Cloud is our brilliant productivity app that just happens to have a great blog with it! (What a splendid coincidence that we found ourselves at the top of this list!)
Our blog goes over how to use our todo app to make you more productive, and we have some awesome posts with hacks to keep yourself productive and motivated everyday. Check out our recent article How To Stay Motivated Everyday: 8 Hacks You’ll Love. Topics include productivity, motivation, and team building. If you’re someone who also enjoys podcasts, you might like our article about the top productivity podcasts out there.
If you’re looking for a new way to organize, prioritize and remember key tasks, we also highly recommend giving our free app a try. People love Todo Cloud’s recurring task ability that will automatically generate a desired task daily, weekly, or monthly. They also love the ability to share the list with others and rank different tasks by importance so that you know where to start when you’re tackling a long list of to-dos.
The Productivityist is Mike Vardy’s company. Mike is a productivity and time management expert that offers courses and one on one coaching to his clients. Luckily his blog is free to the public and it is packed with great in depth techniques to boost your productivity. The topic is entirely about productivity, and he talks about being productive in different parts of life as well as apps and tools you can use. No matter what niche or area you find yourself in, his productivity tips can apply.
3. Jocelyn K. Glei
Jocelyn Glei has great advice on how to take control of your life especially when using the internet. She wrote a book called “Unsubscribe” where she talks about dealing with email anxiety, avoiding distractions, and getting more done. She’s made it her mission to help people dictate how they spend their time and not let online distractions get in the way. Topics include creativity, productivity, email, and mental health.
99u is Adobe’s career blog to help people build their careers in the creative industry. Adobe is a powerhouse in the content space with super popular software like photoshop, lightroom, premier, and their pdf reader. Their blog is a great resource for career advice, entrepreneurship, and achieving work life balance. Check out their productivity guide which is a collection of all of their productivity and efficiency blogs
5. Marie Forleo
Marie Forleo is a writer and entrepreneur that has built a digital media empire through tv, podcasting, blogging, and her online courses. This blog is especially great for those in the writing and creative space. She has a delightful writing style and a lot of blog articles to help you write and be creative even when you are short on ideas. Topics include personal growth, wellness, productivity, and writing/creativity.
6. Asian Efficiency
Asian Efficiency is one of the best productivity blogs out there and their podcast “The Productivity Show” is top notch as well. Getting more done in less time is the main focus of Asian efficiency. They also know that there is no perfect formula to being more productive that works for everyone. They provide universal principles and a wide range of tips to help you figure out what works. Here you can find reviews on different productivity apps, time management advice, and great How To articles for productivity. .
7. Full Focus
Full Focus is the Business and Productivity coaching company founded by Michael Hyatt. The Full Focus team puts out consistent high quality content for their readers and you’ll be able to get something out of it no matter where you work. They teach you how to filter the unnecessary parts of work out of your life so that you can focus on the things that matter. A major focus of this blog is helping you get the things done that you need to at work without sacrificing your home life. Topics include productivity, entrepreneurship, and team leadership.
8. Life of Productivity
One of the most fun parts of Life of Productivity is their productivity experiments. If you ever wanted to know what would happen if you used your smartphone for only an hour a day or if you only drank water, or if you woke up at 5:30 AM every morning. The author Chris Bailey, has great insights on what really has the potential to make you more productive and what is just smoke.
9. Order of Man
Order of Man is a great men’s blog and podcast by Ryan Michler. The primary medium for Order of Man is its podcast where Ryan does weekly interviews with successful and influential men as well as shorter episodes on Fridays where he discusses a range of topics. His content often includes tips and frameworks that can really help guys be more productive. Many of the podcasts have been transcribed for his blog and are worth checking out. Topics include career, family, fitness, and personal development.
10. Carson Tate
Carson Tate writes about how to love your job and get better at it. It’s not uncommon to hear someone say they hate their job, you’ve probably said it too at some point. Carson has written multiple books on the subject and appeared as a guest for hundreds of podcasts, tv interviews, and articles. She has some really valuable advice on how to stay engaged at work. Topics include staying focused at work and time management.
11. Sweaty Startup
Nick Huber’s Sweaty Startup blog is a go to for owners of service businesses and future small business owners. He gives great actionable advice on starting and growing a small business. Any business owner out there would get a lot of value out of reading his blogs and listening to his short podcast episodes. Nick bases his advice on principles he learned starting a small student storage company to running a multi million dollar self storage real estate business. He still manages to include great day to day advice to help you build your own career.
12. The Positivity Blog
Sometimes what you need to be more productive is just to be more positive. The Positivity Blog focuses on improving your self esteem. Mental Health is a very important aspect of productivity. If you find yourself frequently feeling depressed and down on yourself you know it makes it harder to get things done. This blog has articles designed to help you get a more positive outlook on yourself. As you’re able to be more positive your productivity will increase as well.
LifeHacker is a huge blog that can give you advice for any part of life. On this site you can get advice on any topic. If you need to improve your parenting skills they have how to’s on that. If you’re wanting to be more efficient with your money they have how to’s on that. Topics for this blog is basically everything.
Conclusion: Apply What You Read
Reading about productivity is only going to get you so far. You need to apply the things you learn in these blogs.
Sometimes we mistakenly think that reading about being more productive is a productive activity. While it certainly can help to read other people’s advice on being productive, it can also be a huge waste of time. You need to read and then try out the advice you were just given.
If you feel like you are always learning and planning, but never acting, try reading just one blog post a day and testing it out. Resist the urge to keep reading. Productivity blogs can have an inverse effect unless you apply the principles they teach. If you need to make yourself productive try our app Todo Cloud! We help people stay organized at work and at home so that every day can be productive and fulfilling.