5 Simple Living Blogs Worth Bookmarking in 2020

5 Simple Living Blogs Worth Bookmarking In 2020

I thought it would be helpful to share the simple living blogs that have helped shape my perspective over the years.

I know it sounds extreme to say that people sitting on their laptops (probably in tracksuits) publishing their thoughts on the internet have changed my life, but it’s true.

It wasn’t a book, documentary or a speaking event that inspired me to live more simply.

It was the courageous folks behind the simple living blogs in this post who shared their experiences that got me thinking about the complexity of life.

In fact, it was these bloggers that inspired my wife and me to start The Minimalist Vegan as we saw the impact a blog could have on the way people live.

In this list, there’s a good mix of minimalists, creatives and productivity specialists. However, the underlying theme for all of these publishers is the concept of less is more.

They all ask the question, “how can I live a simpler and more meaningful life?” It’s a great question and a question we should all be asking ourselves.

Under each section, I’ve added links to my favourite pieces of content for each blogger.

I also want to mention that the blogs we’ve curated on this list are prolific publishers. They’ve been blogging for many years consistently, and produce new content for their readers regularly—yes, even in 2020.

Note: this post was originally published in December 2015 and has been updated many times since as some of the blogs stopped writing content.

I hope that you discover some new resources that will ultimately help you to live a more simple life.

Okay, without further ado, here’s a list of my favourite simple living bloggers.

My list of simple living blogs

So there’s my list of simple living blogs that are worth paying attention to in 2020.

While there’s lots of reading to do as a result of this post, I’d still love your input. Is there any simple living blogs that you love that wasn’t included on this list?

If you have some favourites, please share them in the comments below.

Happy reading!

5 Simple Living Blogs Worth Bookmarking In 2020

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28 thoughts on “5 Simple Living Blogs Worth Bookmarking in 2020”

  1. I read all the blogs you mentioned here. I especially like Leo Babauta and Joshua Becker. Here are some of my other favorite blogs:

    http://www.raptitude.com David Cain writes about mindfulness and “getting better at being human”. He frequently engages in monthly experiments and discusses the results of them.

    http://www.waitbutwhy.com Tim Urban writes about an eclectic mix of silliness with huge numbers and how to visualize them, futurism and technology, somewhat dark existentialism, how religion has been separated from it’s original purpose, spirituality and why everyone including atheists need it, and curent problems with American politics.

    http://www.frugalwoods.com The Frugalwoods are a young family who live on a rural homestead in Vermont and they live a mostly self-sufficient lifestyle. They were able to move there at age 33 because they managed to save over 70 percent of their income for several years, and paid work has now become optional.

    http://www.livingafi.com Dr Doom also was able to retire from his tech job in his 30’s. He is no longer active, but his posts are very personal and emotional. I feel a deep connection to him because many of his experiences growing up and working in a tech career resonate deeply with me. I feel and have experienced many of the same things he has.

    http://www.mrmoneymustache.com Mr Money Mustache (Pete) again quit his tech job in his 30’s and lives in Colorado. He tells people to re-think how they live their lives to reduce the amount of mandatory working time. He advocates for reducing or eliminating cars, any sort of high interest debt, insourcing home maintenance, learning to cook, and not paying people to do things for you are too busy working.

    I take inspiration from blogs like these. Although they are not explicitly minimalist or vegan blogs, they do advocate reducing consumption. I am also on a similar path to retire early (not in my early 30’s, I’m there already 🙂 more like 40). If I had time, maybe I would start a blog. I just have no idea what I would write about, or what I would call it.

  2. I was looking for simple living blogs and I came up ended in this site. It has a good list though for anyone who are looking to be a minimalist. Actually, I am into sustainable living looking for blogs like this, but of course with the thought to help other people in facing challenges in life.

  3. Wow! This post is so helpful i am currently on my way to minimalism and blogs like these help me. I am currently following becoming minimalist on facebook and he is awesome! And i am also following minimalist on youtube like rachelaust , jennymustard and tarawhitetalks. Hope you can also visit my blog. I am currently posting some tips to help struggling minimalist like me. Here’s the link porcelainchild.blogspot.com

  4. Great list of blogs! I really like the title of your blog “The Minimalist Vegan” and really enjoy it. As a minimalist and vegan, it definitely fits my lifestyle. Would love for you to check out my blog if you get a chance, http://www.kimberlyburkel.com. It is a minimalist blog where I also write about vegan diet and financial freedom. Keep up the great work!

    1. Hi Kimberly, thank you for your kind words! It’s always cool to connect with other minimalist vegans. Checked out your blog and love how authentic and relatable you are. Keep spreading those compassionate and simple vibes. All the best. M & M x

  5. Well well well so much new blogs that I can take inspiration form! I’m only beginning my journey to minimalism as so but I find it fascinating and the way people co working…. I love it.

    I would be happy if you could have a look in week or two how my journey goes as I writing about it on my blog.

    Thanks again for list!

  6. Great list Michael. I’m new to blogging and to the world of minimalism… even though I have been working on simplifying my life for years. I look forward to checking out the blogs you’ve listed that I’m not familiar with. I was lucky enough to meet Joshua Becker and Courtney Carver last weekend and can say they are both as genuine and likable in person as they are in their inspiring posts. I’m happy to have found your site as well. 🙂

  7. Linda Warren Seely

    As my husband and I approach the final third of our lives, we are 59 and 64, we find that our need for possessions has diminished significantly. Our kids are 30 and 27-they no longer need us to support them. I accomplished my number one goal which was to get the kids a college education, no debt, a car and a good credit rating! I have done those things. I no longer need to have a 60 hour a week job, though I still work the hours, just at doing a variety of things that interest me.

    I have eaten a primarily vegan diet for nearly 3 years now. I find that it can cut me out of social opportunities which are important to me so I struggle to be strictly vegan at times. Still figuring it out.

    I am looking at communal living options and other possibilities for us. I appreciate the links to different blogs, to learning to live simply and to making friends in the minimalist community. I hope to participate in your journey!

    Linda Warren Seely

    1. Hi Linda,

      Thank you for taking the time to share your story. And well done on achieving your goals for your children – what you’ve done is admirable.

      We’re stoked that you’re interested in learning more from the minimalist community and we would love to see how you’re coming along in your minimalist vegan journey. So please keep checking in with us.

      Anyway, we hope you enjoy a year of simplicity.

      M & M

  8. Thanks for this list. There are a few I’ve not heard of on it. I will definitely check them out. Another site worth mentioning is Slow Your Home – (Slowyourhome.com)
    The emphasis is on her podcast but there is a rich blog archive and the podcast is outstanding. I also like The Minimalist Baker (minimalist baker.com). It’s a lovely vegan site of promoting the use of simple, minimal ingredients. Theresa

    1. No problem Theresa – glad you enjoyed the list! Yes, I’ve read and listened to the people you mentioned in the past and I’m big fans of their work. They’re also great resources for those wanting to live a simple life. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  9. Hi Michael,
    Thank you for these interesting blogs. They are new to me and look very interesting indeed. Living more simply in this world is an integral part of being vegan and well worth researching through the eyes of those are happy to share their experiences.

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