Which are the best motivational blogs to be following?
As you know, Wealthy Gorilla is heavily aimed towards motivating and inspiring people;
Throughout the past 3 years, I’ve been able to chat with many other great people who run their own blogs in similar categories such as Success, Self-Development, Entrepreneurship and so on.
Since I share a passion for all these individual areas, I follow various other blogs sharing this great content, and love to read them when I get a minute.
We’ve update the list of incredible motivational blogs to follow, for the year 2017! We first created this list back in 2015, and it’s now been updated.
There’s a couple of new entries on the list this year, and we dropped off some of the blogs that are no longer being updated. Check out an awesome collection of the ‘Top 25 Motivational Blogs For 2017’.
In cased you missed them, here are our other ‘Top Blog’ awards:
Top 25 Best Motivational Blogs for 2017
The below are the top 25 motivational blogs for 2017, in our opinion of course! We haven’t listed them in any particular order so it’s fairly randomized.
If you’ve been featured in the list please do feel free to share it on your blog or with your social media following.
Founded by Joel Brown – Addicted 2 Success is a blog that primarily focuses on success advice, but the majority of the content is motivational, and now having reached 110 million views worldwide, it’s become one of the most popular motivational blogs in the past 6 years.
Founded by Cris Nikolov – Motivation Grid is top motivational blog sharing quotes, videos and articles that relate heavily to happiness and productivity. It was founded by Cris roughly 3 years or so ago, and now gets half a million views per month.
Founded by John Wesley – Pick the Brain has been operating since 2006, and since then has expanded and brought new members onto the team. It’s three main categories are motivation, productivity and health, and I had the honor of being featured on the blog recently.
Founded by Josh Hinds – Get Motivation is another of the great motivational blogs, focusing purely on motivational articles, stories and quotes.
5. Tiny Buddha
Founded by Lori Deschene – Tiny Buddha is the worldwide famous blog geared towards living a happy, peaceful and confident life. After racking up millions of social media followers, Tiny Buddha definitely deserves to be on this list of the top motivational blogs.
Founded by Jay White – Dumb Little Man was actually founded after Jay stumbled onto Blogger and did a little messing around after work. It features all the great categories you’d expect to see on motivational blogs such as happiness, success, money and life hacks.
7. Alden Tan
Founded by Alden Tan – His blog is one that I’ve mentioned before on Wealthy Gorilla, because it differs from the usual formal style of blogging. Alden’s advice is all about living your life freely without all the worrying what others may think of you, but it’s raw, straight to the point and explicit.
Founded by Thai Nguyen – The Utopian Life is another great motivational blog that Thai created to share his thoughts on happiness, productivity and motivation. Thai has a huge passion for writing, and that’s what tips this blog over the edge.
Founded by Stephen Guise – He’d probably hate me for including Deep Existence on this list, because he doesn’t believe in the philosophy of motivation. Stephen says that what he writes about is 12% inspiration and 88% logic. Yet the blog is still motivational to the large number of people that do.
Founder Unknown – I Need Motivation is much more than just a blog, it’s a business based on personal growth and self-development. The team behind it has written many books on these subjects, and they also hold seminars and coaching sessions.
(Do you know the founder of this blog?)
11. Become the Lion
Founded by Nicholas Xifaras & Trevor Oldham – Become the Lion is a relatively new blog founded by the two entrepreneurs, that sets out to motivate people towards success. They already have over 200K Facebook fans!
Founded by Sean Russell – MenProvement is a motivational blog specifically targeting men, and as you can tell from the title; it’s all about men improving their lives. Becoming successful in life and with women, building their dream body, are the main things that Sean writes about.
Founded by Steve Mueller – Planet of Success is another great personal development blog that motivates and inspires individuals. There hasn’t been too many posts published on it recently, but what’s on there currently s definitely worth reading.
Founded by Jeff Moore – The Everyday Power Blog is all about being able to become the best version of yourself, and Jeff is giving you both the tools and inspiration you need to get started.
Founded by Remez Sasson – 15th on the list of top motivational blogs is Success Consciousness, where he writes about skills, inner powers, improvement and positivity. Remez has also written several books within these topics, that you can learn more about on his blog.
16. Life Hack
Founded by Leon Ho – Life Hack is regarded as one of the most popular self-development blogs on the web. The team has expanded widely, the site’s had hundreds of guest contributors over the years. If you haven’t yet checked it out, do so shortly.
Founded by Moses Simuyemba – There’s a lot of different content to be found on Motivation for Dreamers. I actually only just recently stumbled onto the site through a Google Search.
Founded by Scott Smith – Motivation to Move mainly focuses on success coaching, and like many of the great motivational blogs on the internet, Scott’s story is an awesome one. Visit his blog for articles on fitness, personal growth, motivation and more.
Founded by Henrik Edberg – The Positivity blog is all about… yep you guessed it, being positive! Henrik started writing self-development articles back in 2006, and the blog has stood the test of time, continuing to be a great motivational resource.
20. Productivity 501
Founded by Mark Shead – Productivity 501 might not be considered as a true motivational blog, as it’s all about productivity, organization, technology etc. Yet it’s not to go unnoticed for many of those articles giving people motivation in areas like productivity.
21. Motive In Motion
Founded by Evan Teague – Motive In Motion is a relatively new blog on the scene, that focuses on developing the mindset behind success. It’s another awesomely motivational blog you can’t miss!
Founded by Nick Macri – Fearless Motivation is a great hub for motivational speeches. They have over 4 million views on YouTube, and a tonne of great motivational content to check out!
23. Zen Habits
Founded by Leo Babauta – Zen Habits separates itself from what’s now known as the traditional type of blog, by including only one post on the homepage. There are no ads or fancy designs used. Just pure content. It’s been regarded as one of the best self-development blogs on the net.
Founded by Peter G. James Sinclair – Motivational Memo is one of the rare motivational blogs backed up by many years of experience in business and writing. 25 years to be precise. If you’re looking for posts in categories such as leadership, wisdom and wealth, Peter’s the guy to go to!
25. Scott H Young
Founded by Scott Young – His blog covers it all: Goal setting, productivity, health, entrepreneurship, learning and life philosophy. It may be last on the list, but like I said before, it’s in no particular order. Definitely check it out.
Here’s a quick recap of the top 25 best motivational blogs to be following in 2017:
- Addicted 2 Success
- Motivation Grid
- Pick the Brain
- Get Motivation
- Tiny Buddha
- Dumb Little Man
- Alden Tan
- The Utopian Life
- Deep Existence
- I Need Motivation
- Become the Lion
- Planet of Success
- Everyday Power Blog
- Success Consciousness
- Life Hack
- Motivation for Dreamers
- Motivation to Move
- The Positivity Blog
- Productivity 501
- Motive In Motion
- Fearless Motivation
- Zen Habits
- Motivational Memo
- Scott H Young
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