Top 10 Best Blog Sites List Ideas for Midlife Women in 2018
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Updated: January 27, 2018
Do you need some real inspiration for the new year and beyond?
I’m talking about real talk, honest truth, kick-in-the-pants kind of stuff.
Stuff that will help you punch your life into high gear and get done what you need to accomplish “the work” for your life this year?
Then this best blog sites list is especially for you.
I get it.
You’re a busy woman these days.
(Midlife transition is no joke. Okay… I take that back. Sometimes it is a joke.)
You’re increasingly focused on the most important task at hand right now; creating the life you want for myself.
And to do that successfully, it takes your time and focus (and WORK, people).
But as I’m certain you realize, it’s a labor of love; one you’ll look back on from the future and say you are so glad you did it.
If you’re anything like me, one thing you feel you don’t have a lot of right now is time.
There are entire weeks where I feel lost in a vortex of my blog, Pinterest traffic and not much else!
And although I’m sure there are some much worse than me, I’m squeezing a whole lot out of the 24 hour cycle each of us is blessed to be given each day.
I find that as I go along, I’m increasingly more selfish with how I spend time.
I want my time to be in service of reaching the goals I have set for myself.
So there’s not a lot of time for lesser priorities or things that, in the end, just don’t matter.
You may feel the same.
In reshaping my priorities, one of the things that has moved up on my list is reading.
Not so much for the pleasure of it (although as a writer I have always LOVED TO READ), but because I’m in learning mode again and reading helps me gain new knowledge and skills.
I got to the point that many of us do in life where reading is something we do in our “spare time”.
The problem is there is no “spare time”.
So unless you’re at a point in life where you can pick up and travel the world just visiting and talking to people, reading is (of course) the only way to know what’s really going on, what other people are thinking and doing and experiencing that may be beneficial to your life.
The bottom line is if you want more/better from your midlife experience, one of the things you absolutely must do is to nourish yourself.
Your mind and spirit cannot grow unless you feed them.
If you’re in the midst of your midlife phase and you’re experiencing (or want to experience) transition and transformation, then you’ve got to find out what the possibilities are, what else there is, learn more of what you don’t know, and find out how others are succeeding and do better.
You must make time to read, to study, to reflect.
So to help you in that endeavor, I’ve saved you some time (yipee!), and compiled the following list of top ten best blog sites for you to read this year as you move along your midlife journey.
Some of these blogs may already be familiar to you (because these are popular blogs written by wildly successful people), in which case if you’re not reading them regularly, you might need to revisit that decision.
Others will be completely new to you, and isn’t that a gift!
One thing you’ll immediately notice is that many of the authors on this list are decidedly not midlife women; some are young women, some are certainly men, but each has a very specific message and experience that I believe can be invaluable to your life and your journey.
If what you seek is positive life change, then while it’s important that you get an understanding of where you are now in your journey, it’s equally, if not more important for you to get some new ideas – to do some radically different things and/or do some of the same things, but in radically different ways.
After reading any one of the blogs on our best log sites list, I promise you will NOT be the same.
In providing this list, it is my hope that it serves as a resource for you, and the path you’re on, from now and into what I believe is the fabulous future that’s ahead of you for many years to come.
These are not the only blogs that I feel are worthy of attention, but they’re on my list of best blog sites. I wanted to curate the list carefully, so it would remain small enough for you to incorporate the blogs you like into your daily lives.
That’s why this isn’t a “Top 25”, “Top 50” or “Top 100” list. Okay, here we go (btw, these blogs are not “ranked”, and so are not appearing on this list in any specific order):
Top Ten Best Blog Sites for You to Read This Year
Unstoppable by Jon Morrow
Okay, I have a confession…I have a slight crush on Jon Morrow. He is a phenomenal writer/blogger/marketer/entrepreneur/human being.
I started reading his articles and his business blog about a year or so ago. If you’re not already familiar with him, he’s a fantastic storyteller who has an unbelievable (really, we’re talking like miracle stuff here) life story, and he’s a phenomenally successful entrepreneur as well. Unstoppable though, is a completely new blog venture, one he has just launched, but it’s certainly one to watch. It’s an inspirational/motivation/practical help blog the focus of which is helping people (you) to overcome life’s obstacles. Check out this first choice of our best blog sites list.
Marie Forleo by Marie Forleo
Marie is someone you’d love to hate; Youth, Looks, Brains, Success. Ugh! But it’s like once you’ve stepped into her light beam, you can’t turn away. It’s. Just. Too. Good. She keeps pulling you in…
Just like Jon’s blog, I found Marie’s blog in 2016. I’d not previously heard of her (yes, obviously some of my life is spent under a huge rock), but she’s hard to miss. She was dubbed by Oprah as a “thought leader for the next generation”. She’s a life coach, motivational speaker, author and media (mogul) personality. Her focus is “helping you become the person you most want to be”. With smarts and amazing insight coupled with the uncanny ability to make you completely comfortable and to have that sense of “I’m just sitting and talking to my girl friend”, she serves up some righteous help and wisdom for your midlife journey. Go. Read.
Fun and Fit by Kymberly Williams-Evans and Alexandra Williams
Next on our best blog sites list…Yeah, I know. Health and exercise..bummer. But let’s face it. If you’re planning to move from your midlife into your next life phase, uh…health, fitness and exercise have to be a part of the equation. I’m just sayin’…Both of these ladies are more than qualified in the areas of health and fitness. But what I like most about their blog is that while they are serious about their subject matter (they approach topics in a particularly practical, no-nonsense way), they infuse some humor and “fun” along the way. Yes, be better, do better. Go read it.
Zen Habits by Leo Babauta
When you read Leo’s blog, it makes you wonder “Where was I in the line when God was giving out THAT stuff?!” He’s so young. Dangit, how can he possibly think “like that” already? And if he’s thinking like that at this point in his life, what in the world does he have in store in the future? (And then you think “…And by the way, what are you doing with YOUR life?”)
According to the description on Leo’s blog, Zen Habits is about “finding simplicity and mindfulness in the daily chaos of our lives. It’s about clearing the clutter so we can focus on what’s important, create something amazing, find happiness”. When you read his writing, you’ll discover his fantastic ability to distill thoughts and ideas that can be very complex, into so simple “Why in the world didn’t I think of that” writing. I love reading his work until my mind reverts back to “Where was I in the line when God was giving out THAT stuff?!” and “What are you doing with YOUR life?” Read it.
Empty House Full Mind by Sharon Greenthall
Sharon’s blog is new to me, but I like her and that’s why she’s included on our best blog sites list. Really. The soul that comes through from her thoughts and words is very comforting, very soothing, seemingly emanating from your fantasy of the “perfect neighbor next door”. Her writing is incredibly relatable, but that doesn’t make what she has to say any less worthwhile or important. But don’t just take my word for it. Give her a read and see for yourself.
Kat Loterzo by Kat Loterzo
ALERT: Language Warning! If you are language (cursing) sensitive, be warned that this blog includes “adult” language. That being said, Kat is one of my new favorites. She’s real, raw and unapologetic about it. But she’s also extraordinarily successful; an awesome writer, businesswoman, wife and mother. She’s flawed, and readily admits it in her writing, but then she proceeds to show you how in the grand scheme of things, it doesn’t matter anyway; everybody is. But letting your flaws get in the way of you being the “best you” is just stupid. She’ll give you that “kick in the butt” you need to do the work to make you better.
Steve Pavlina by Steve Pavlina
Next on our best blog sites list is Steve Pavlina, who must be 150 years old by now. I first read his blog before it was even called a blog, I think. It’s been at least ten years ago. And he’s still here. There must be something to that. His blog focuses on personal development and growth through the life experience. He’s an intuitive, thoughtful writer who takes you on a journey with every post he writes. He makes you think, consider things maybe a bit differently than you otherwise might, and leave his posts still muttering to yourself about what you just read. Take a look.
The Change Blog by Peter Clemens
The Change Blog is a compilation of stories from a community of authors (real, as in “everyday”, people) of various backgrounds from around the globe. It focuses on life change (I know, you’re surprised), and on the site, people are invited to share their stories of personal growth in a community effort to help others. It’s really quite interesting, as are the stories. I think you’ll like it, but more importantly I think you’ll find it beneficial to you.
The Woman Formerly Known As Beautiful by Shannon Bradley Colleary
OMG! I’m not sure you’re ready for Shannon. If you’re one of those ladies who pees a little in her pants when you laugh too much…you’re already in trouble. She’s funny, irreverent and so “in touch” with her current life stage. You’ll laugh, you’ll think, you’ll revisit fond memories, you’ll have “aha” moments, you’ll remember not to take yourself (or anyone else) too seriously, and yes, you’ll pee a little…
Barking Up The Wrong Tree by Eric Barker
Our final choice for our best blog sites list is BUTWT, the place at which science meets self improvement. If you’re a person who feels comforted in obtaining information based on solid research as opposed to theory, then this blog is your sweet spot. Engaging, well-written, and never boring, the articles published here will not only inform you, but give you insight into ways that you can make your life better. And isn’t that what we all want?
There you have it! Your top ten best blog sites list ideas for this year. Happy reading, and I wish you much success!
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Kimberly Clay is the founder and creative force behind What She Say. She’s a business professional, writer and editor who’s been creating and managing digital content for nearly twenty years. Her work is now focused in the areas of self-improvement and personal development, and she is passionate about helping other individuals, especially women, to find a path for living their best life.