Top Productivity Blogs



“With each sunrise, we start anew.” — Anonymous

Updated: 01/17/2016 – Blog list updated.

This is my roundup of top productivity blogs.

You can think of it as a “productivity hub”, where each spoke is a blog focused on productivity.

Like many things, productivity is a skill you can learn.  If you want to be more productive, you can learn proven practices for improving your focus, improving your energy, improving your motivation, setting goals, and managing your time.

Please enjoy my roundup of top productivity blogs …

Top 10 Productivity Blogs

  1. Cal Newport Study Hacks Blog
  2. Dumb Little Man
  3. GTD Times
  4. Life Optimizer, by Donald Latumahina
  5. Marc and Angel Hack Life
  6. Olga Degtyareva: Productivity for Scientists
  7. Productive Flourishing, by Charlie Gilkey
  8. Stepcase Lifehack
  9. The Blog of Tim Ferriss
  10. Zen Habits, by Leo Babauta

Top Productivity Blogs A – Z

  1. Cal Newport Study Hacks Blog
  2. Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life, by Steven Aitchison
  3. David Seah
  4. Dragos Roua
  5. Dumb Little Man
  6. Flipping Heck
  7. Genuine Curiosity, by Dwayne Melancon
  8. Getting Things Gone, by Dwayne Melancon
  9. GTD Times
  10. Hack College
  11. Laura Stack – The Productivity Pro
  12. Life Hacker
  14. Life Optimizer, by Donald Latumahina
  15. Marc and Angel Hack Life
  16. Managing with Aloha, by Rosa Say
  17. Michael Sliwinski: Productivity with Passion
  18. Olga Degtyareva: Productivity for Scientists
  19. Parent Hacks
  21. Pick the Brain
  22. Productive Flourishing, by Charlie Gilkey
  23. Scott Berkun
  24. Scott Young
  25. Seth Godin
  26. Stepcase Lifehack
  27. Steve Pavlina
  28. Success Begins Today, by John Richardson
  29. Synechism, by Doug Belshaw
  30. The Daily Saint, by Miek StPierre
  31. The Bamboo Project, by Michele Martin
  32. The Blog of Tim Ferriss
  33. The Personal MBA, by Josh Kaufman
  34. The Positivity Blog, by Henrik Edberg
  35. Whole Life Productivity, by LJ Earnest
  36. Wise Bread
  37. Your Life Organized, by Monica Ricci
  38. Zen Habits, by Leo Babauta

Amplify Your Impact

Why focus on productivity?

It’s a way to amplify your impact.  It’s a way to get better, faster, simpler results.   Whatever you save in time and energy, you can apply to other areas of your life.

By improving your productivity, you can unleash your creativity, flow more value, and make the most of what you’ve got.  Success is also a numbers game so if you’re a productive artist, you can stack the deck in your favor.

The Quality of Being Productive

My dictionary defines productivity as “the quality or state of being productive” and it defines productive as “having the quality or power of producing especially in abundance.”

For me, I’m not into mass production.  I care more about meaningful results.

So for me, I think of productivity as a tool for unleashing efficient and effective results based on what I want to accomplish.

I share a lot of tips and techniques on this blog for improving your productivity.  I also have a playbook you can read for free, Getting Results the Agile Way, that distills the best practices I’ve learned for improving productivity and time management.

That said, I’m a fan of learning from a wide variety of sources and standing on the shoulders of giants.  This list is my way of helping you find some of the best shoulders to stand on when it comes to learning effective productivity skills and taking your game to a whole new level.

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  1. Such a great list! It’s impossible to read them all. is one of the few websites that I read regularly.

  2. What a list! Now’s there’s no excuse for not being more productive. Have a great weekend.

  3. J.D. Great list. I can’t wait to check out the ones I haven’t come across. Considering the list comes from you, I know these are all good ones:)

  4. @ Kevin — Thank you.

    @ Tess — Thank you. The most ironic excuse I hear why somebody can’t take the time to learn productivity and time management skills, is they don’t have time for it. Hopefully, I’ve saved folks time by creating this collection.

    @ Sibyl — Thank you. I met a lot of new blogs and bloggers during my journey, and it was refreshing to see such a wide variety of perspectives and practices. I’m a fan of casting a wide net.

  5. Hi JD .. gosh I know very few of those .. but how much information can one hold or take in .. I guess the answer is to know that this list is here for us to use as a resource – when the time comes: as I’ll find your resources in your Resource Tab ..

    Also I have your book – which awaits me when life settles down .. soon I hope .. Great information .. cheers Hilary

  6. @ Hilary — You know my blog well. Yes, the Resources tab is where I’m stashing all the indexes to get to key resources, such as my blog lists.

    That reminds me, I really need to do a video soon to help distill the book into an experience and share the system in a more visual way.

  7. Thanks for listing me! I am applying my Think, Try, Learn work to productivity, and I suggest your readers treat getting more productive as an experiment. There are so many things they can try, and no one thing is guaranteed to work for everyone. This means they should examine what seems reasonable for them, try it out (tracking their results), and analyze to decide next steps – keep experimenting with it, try something else, or maybe incorporate it permanently. If you want to get started, give me a shout ( ). You can also Jump in and set up an experiment at Edison, the Think, Try, Learn experimenter’s journal: . Good luck!

  8. Any chance of an OPML for this great list of blogs. Then we can subscribe to RSS feeds and filter on the results accordingly.

  9. @ Dragos — Good job on helping people raise their game.

    @ Mathew — Yes, experimenting towards better results is the way to go.

    @ Richard — True — I’ll need to explore.

  10. Hi JD!
    Fantastic list of blogs here and thanks so much for including me:)

    Your blog has grown a lot in the last few months, congrats! Keep up the great content. Personally I get the most satisfaction from being able to make a difference to the lives of others through my articles. Best feeling in the world:)

    Have a fabulous day!

  11. @ Diggy — Thank you.

    I think your pragmatic advice, and coming from the right place, helps set your content apart from a lot of the content on the Web. Stay true to you.

  12. Great list! People don’t get enough of tips on how to be productive and so do I! Now, I would never run out of blogs to read! Thank you ^_^

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