Last year, Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist was kind enough to list Slow Your Home as a simple living blog of note. He sent thousands of new visitors my way, and our delightful community has continued to grow significantly ever since.
Traffic numbers aren’t the reason I write about simple living. I write here because I want to help people – partly by sharing my story, errors and misjudgements – and partly by introducing a different way of living. But a larger audience does mean I can help a larger group of people, and for that I am incredibly grateful.
So in the spirit of paying it forward here is a list of my favourite (some new, some not so new) simple living blogs.
Dan has a gift for simplifying complex ideas down into a few brief paragraphs, and every time I read his blog I come away inspired.
Kerry Reifel recently completed her family’s simple year and has passed the torch on to Kandice, Stephen and their two kids. The blog will follow their progress through the decluttering, prioritising, decision-making and simplifying of a 12-month journey into simplicity. To see such a journey from beginning to end is a really helpful and insightful experience and I highly recommend the read.
I was incredibly excited to discover this family’s blog for two reasons. One, they’re Australian and I feel there is a lack of simple living blogs from my fellow Antipodeans, and two, they’ve just embarked on a Buy Nothing New for a Year project. The writing is funny, realistic and engaging. Definitely check it out – but be prepared to lose yourself in their archives. I know I did.
A personal finance blog for people who don’t read personal finance blogs, Money is Not Important (Until There’s Not Enough) is straight-shooting, funny, challenging and inspiring.
I’m relatively new to Mike Burns’ blog, but have been blown away with the quality posts he’s producing. His writing is a beautiful combination of practical and theoretical and always introduces me to a fresh perspective. One of my must-reads each week.
Another fellow Australian, Tricia writes about simplifying, raising a mindful and balanced family and establishing a permaculture smallholding in a beautiful part of the country. Her writing makes me equally determined and inspired to continue down this path to simplicity and sustainability.
Tell me in the comments – do you have any favourites I’ve missed? Share with us below!