Last month, we launched our new annual blog awards series for recognizing our favorite blogs from a variety of categories. The team at YoungEntrepreneur.com is full of avid blog readers, and we really do read learn a lot from them all. By starting this awards series, we’re hoping not only to honor the blogs we love but also to share our favorites with you so you can enjoy them too.
This week, we’re recognizing the top 10 blogs in the Motivational category. As an entrepreneur, finding the motivation to keep pushing forward each day can be a huge challenge, especially on those days where your business is falling apart and you’re questioning if it’s all worth it. By reading these blogs, you can get that support you need to overcome these obstacles and reach all your goals.
Our selection process
In case you missed our previous round of awards, let’s quickly recap how it works.
When we came up with the idea for distributing YoungEntrepreneur.com Top Blog Awards, we wanted to give these out to blogs we truly love. These awards aren’t about typical metrics (subscribers, comments, rankings, etc.), but instead, they’re about exposing the blogs we believe have the highest quality content and provide the best overall experience for readers.
Is this scientific? No. Subjective? Of course. But do we carefully scrutinize every option to ensure all award-winning blogs are truly special? You bet.
So, let us give you a quick rundown of the categories we used to judge these blogs.
- Visual Aesthetics: Let’s face it: It’s hard to get into a blog that still uses the default WordPress theme. Design matters, and it’s important for making new visitors feel comfortable. We looked for blogs that were easy on the eyes.
- Quality & Consistent Content: Our favorite blogs are the ones that produce great content on a regular basis, rather than one good post to several filler posts.
- Overall Experience: The overall experience includes everything from how the author interacts in the comments to how well posts are categorized so you can easily find the content you’re looking for.
*Please note these blogs are not listed in any particular order. All 10 blogs are YoungEntrepreneur.com Top Blog Award winners and thus are equal.
And the awards go to:
DailyGood – What better way to start your day than with an inspiring quote, a related positive story, and simple action you can take to be a better person? DailyGood is a highly motivating blog, and we love it because it’s just so simple. It sticks to a single formula, so you know what to expect every day.
Self Help Daily – It’s comforting to know that someone out there cares…that there’s someone out there who wants to support you and help you love life. Self Help Daily is all about inspiring and motivating people to improve their life and simply smile more often. Sounds like a great recipe for success. Twitter: @JoiTaniaSigers
DailyAffirm – The power of positive affirmation shouldn’t be underestimated. Each day, DailyAffirm posts a new positive affirmation based on the month’s theme. Some of this year’s monthly themes include hope, love, peace, freedom, joy, and trust. Twitter: @JeanieMarshall
Zen Habits – Slow down. Get rid of the clutter. Focus on the things that are truly important in life. Find happiness. This is what Zen Habits is all about. With nearly 200,000 readers, Zen Habits posts three articles a week on simplicity, health and fitness, motivation, frugality, family life, happiness, and much more. We love this blog because it helps you get centered and collected. Twitter: @zen_habits
Today is that Day – This online magazine’s mission is “to help people find happiness, contentment, health, and abundance in their daily lives.” And they do a darn good job at it if you ask us. You can find everything from inspirational quotes to money and prosperity tips to health and fitness advice. It just might be the most comprehensive blog on this list. Twitter: @DanAndJennifer
Success Begins Today – For 5 years, Success Begin Today has been offering personal development insight to thousands of readers around the world. We love this blog because the author, John Richardson, provides easy-to-understand concepts you can really put to use in your everyday life. Twitter: @success2you
I Need Motivation – Their mission says is all, “Improving & motivating people all over the world through simple, quality, and effective ways.” The blog offer a range of self-improvement tips and tools you can use to get more from life. It’s a useful blog for people from all walks of life. Twitter: @ineedmotivation
The Positivity Blog – A little positivity really can change everything. Positive thinking can give you the motivation to realize your full possibilities. From improving people skills to reducing procrastination, The Positivity Blog touches on a range of subjects, all designed to help you improve your life. Twitter: @positivityblog
Change Your Thoughts – We really enjoy the concept behind this blog. That is: if you change your thinking patterns, behaviors, and beliefs, you can live the life you were truly born to live. This blog will push you to change your negative thinking and outdated beliefs, and those simple changes really can change your life. Twitter: @StevenAitchison
Vic Johnson – Vic Johnson, a motivational speaker, shares his thoughts and insight in this powerful blog. He shows you how to maximize your personal growth, reach your goals, and live a fuller, happier life. Twitter: @FollowVic
Which Motivational blogs would you like to see recognized next year? Share your favorites by leaving a comment!