Productivity Blogs That Can Make Your Life Better

Time equals money. The older you get, the more you realize that time is the world’s greatest commodity. To this end, RotorBlog would like to share some of our favorite blogs that are dedicated to increasing productivity, These well-written sites can help you add a 25th hour to each day, and maybe even save you money along the way.


In Their Words: Zen Habits is one of the Top 100 blogs on the Internet, and covers: achieving goals, productivity, being organized, GTD, motivation, eliminating debt, saving, getting a flat stomach, eating healthy, simplifying, living frugal, parenting, happiness, and successfully implementing good habits.

The site was created by self-proclaimed “regular guy” Leo Babauta. Learn how to wake up early, ways to simplify your life, and unique cost-cutting methods. The blog specializes in positive motivation and dietary info.

So if you want to make your life better by maximizing productivity and living a healthy lifestyle, ZenHabits is for you.

Stepcase LifeHack

In Their words: This site dedicated to lifehacks. The phrase describes any hacks, tips and tricks that get things done quickly by automating, increase productivity and organizing. This site is built around this theme.

Many topics here revolve around technology-based issues. For example, “How to Get More Out of Your Home Network” or “12 Free Android Apps to Help Get Things Done” are currently popular posts. LifeHack live, an audio podcast, supplements the written content.


In Their words: Lifehacker, the software and productivity guide, is a blog that covers tips and tricks for streamlining your life with computers (and sometimes without). Updated several times daily, Lifehacker points out software downloads, web sites, do-it-yourself projects, how-to’s, tutorials, shortcuts and tips for going beyond the default settings and getting things done in the most clever, unexpected and efficient ways. Think of Lifehacker as self-help for power users.

Part of the Gawker Media empire, categories include downloads, money, spam, etc. A nice filter let’s you only display posts related to the O/S of your choice.


In Their words: “Productivity” isn’t about making more widgets per hour or being efficient and organized for its own anal-retentive sake. Real productivity means getting faster at moving the crap off your desk so you can have room to focus on the creative work that only you can do. Figure out how to do that every morning, and you’ll be ready to go pro.

Designed to help you find the time and attention to do your best creative work, 43Folders wants you to stop by and move on. Site creator Merlin Mann does not want you to use his online venue as an excuse to procrastinate. The site is no longer updated as frequently as it once was, but there all some great archived posts here (dating as far back as 2004), including the ever-useful, Perfect” iTunes equalizer setting.


In Their Words: Wise Bread is a community of bloggers here to help you live large on a small budget. Despite what you may have heard, you don’t have to sacrifice your financial independence to enjoy life.

If you are looking to save money and get the most out of your dollar, without sacrificing quality, Wisebread is the site for you. Hustle free drinks, eliminate car dents or learn how to milk that 12V battery for all its worth, this well-written site will keep you entertained and hopefully save you money.


In Their Words: Like many of you, I have a real world job that has its positives and negatives. I also have the typical pains that you’d associate with middle-class America: raising a family, increasing housing and fuel costs, stress at work, bad bosses, etc. – you name it.

When Dumb Little Man was born, I would personally write about these experiences and their solutions.

The site started out as nod to frugality, but has evolved into a blog that covers everyday life topics. You can read about Things to Consider Before Getting Married and then click over to How to Plan a Kick-Butt Road Trip. The site is engaging and now even excepts guest posts. Founder Jay White’s believe is that the best advice doesn’t have to come from “experts” – and we could not agree more.

What blog do you read to improve YOUR life?

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