Blog Profiles: Personal Growth Blogs

Welcome to Blog Profiles! Each week, we select a topic and handful of blogs that do a great job contributing to the conversation. Do you have a blog that deserves recognition? Tweet our writers at @BeyondBylines.

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Another year is coming to a close.

One can’t help reflecting on the year that passed, and what’s to come.

Read on for blogs with personal growth ideas.

1. The Art of Non-Conformity (AONC)

Author, blogger, and podcaster Chris Guillebeau visited every country in the world before turning 35.

How To Conduct Your Own Annual Review; Don’t Make Important Decisions Out of Desperation; and Don’t Feel Pressured To Find Your Life’s Purpose At Age 21 are great reads.

Follow @chrisguillebeau on Twitter.

Personal Growth Blogs We Love - @193countries on Instagram

Credit: @193countries on Instagram

2. Zen Habits

Leo Babauta, from Davis, California, started changing his life in 2005 by giving up smoking, becoming a runner, and eating healthily.

Check out The Way of Less; The Art of Creating a Ritual for What Matters Most; and The March Healthy Eating Challenge.

Follow @zen_habits on Twitter.

3. Gretchen Rubin

New York Times bestselling author Gretchen Rubin studies human nature with the intention of making lives better.

Re-Think “Black Friday” to Tailor the Holiday to Your Values; To Be Happier, Write Your Own Set of Personal Commandments; and Lost Your Keys Again? 8 Tips for Finding Misplaced Objects are great posts.

Follow @gretchenrubin on Twitter.

Personal Growth Blogs We Love - @gretchenrubin on Instagram

Credit: @gretchenrubin on Instagram

4. Penelope Trunk

Penelope Trunk is a writer and founder of four start-ups. Her blog discusses careers, work, and life.

I enjoyed reading Are you having a break or a breakdown?; If past worrying was unnecessary then future worrying is too; and How to ask for help and not feel incompetent.

Follow @penelopetrunk on Twitter.

P.S. Ever wonder how we come up with ideas for our blog profiles? Our handy list of industries and subjects on PR Newswire for Journalists stays top of mind. If you’re a blogger or journalist looking for personal growth news, let us know. We can customize a newsfeed for you.


Stephanie Donovan is a Senior Customer Content Specialist at PR Newswire, who edits client news for distribution. She is an avid runner, enjoys yoga, and likes to find ways to live green. In her free time, she likes discovering new music, keeping up to date on the best new TV shows, and traveling. If you’d like to connect, you can find her on LinkedIn.

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