Nominate Your Favorite Simplicity Blog of The Year

It’s that time of year when I’m going to ask you to nominate your favorite simplicity blog.

This is the first year to do this nomination festival. So, I’m going to list below my top favorite simplicity blogs to choose from. However, this is NOT a closed list. If you would like to nominate another blog, just mention it in the comments and I will add it to the list.

Any blog that helped you simplify your life in any way can be nominated.

How It Will Work

If you wish to nominate a blog leave a comment below and please follow these rules:

  • Each person can vote for ONLY ONE blog.
  • Include the web address of the blog for your nomination.
  • Tell us why you have voted for your favorite (Optional).
  • You can’t nominate yourself.
  • You can’t nominate Midway Simplicity!

How The Winner Will Be Calculated

The blog that gets the highest number of votes will be the #1 Simplicity Blog of The Year 2012. 

The winner blogger will be able to display this badge on his/her site (the color will be customized to match your blog).

The top 5 nominated blogs will be able to display this badge on their sites (the color will be customized to match your blog):

The Nominations List

  1. Be More With Less – Courtney Carver
  2. Becoming Minimalist – Joshua Becker
  3. Untitled Minimalism – Robert Wall
  4. Rowdy Kittens – Tammy Strobel
  5. 365 Less Things – Colleen Madsen
  6. My Simpler Life – Beth Dargis
  7. More Than Organized – Miriam Ortiz y Pino
  8. The Minimalists – Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus
  9. Simple Productivity Blog – LJ Earnest
  10.  The Inside Thread Creative Studio – Andrea Briggs
  11. Ex-Consumer – Jenny McCutcheon
  12. – Annie Brewer
  13.  Slow Your Home – Brooke McAlary
  14. SMART Living 365 – Kathy Gottberg
  15. Value of Simple – Joel Zaslofsky
  16. The Simple Dollar – Trent Hamm
  17. Loving Simple Living – Lorilee Lippincott
  18. Guy Named Dave – Dave Bruno


Votes will close on Thursday, December 20th.

And the winner will be announced on Monday, December 24th.




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110 Responses to Nominate Your Favorite Simplicity Blog of The Year

  1. Vanessa Hayes December 13, 2012 at 12:46 pm #

    Wow! What a fantastic list of blogs…I’m going to have trouble deciding!

  2. Jane December 13, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    365 Less Things – Colleen Madsen!
    That’s my vote!

  3. Kathy December 13, 2012 at 6:13 pm #

    Hi Tohami

    …it is an honor for my blog SMART Living 365 to be nominated in your list of blogs! Of course one of the things I do to keep my life simple and stress free is to not get caught up in competition (at least not too much!) Thanks for the opportunity to share with the other great blogs you list about getting the word out about everyday ways we can all make a difference……Kathy

  4. Courtney Carver | Be More with Less December 13, 2012 at 6:35 pm #

    While I love the sentiment of this post and am so honored to be included, I know that my blog wouldn’t be what it is without everyone else on the list and many more writers that are spreading the message of simplicity with awesome recommendations and by sharing my work.

    We are all in this together.

    I’m a rule breaker at heart so I vote for everyone on the list and also for Midway Simplicity for demonstrating that there is hope and joy and love in a simpler life.


    • Joel Zaslofsky December 14, 2012 at 4:38 am #

      Thanks for nominating Value of Simple Tohami! I’m going to be the anti-Courtney for a change and abstain from voting. I’d love to highlight my favorite blogs from the current list and the additions in the comments so far, but picking just the top one is impossible.

      I don’t feel like as much of a rebel as Courtney though. :)

      • Miriam Ortiz y Pino December 16, 2012 at 5:35 am #

        as long as you guys are giving away your votes, I’ll take them. I love to win!!!

  5. Ana M. December 13, 2012 at 6:39 pm #

    I love all the blogs, but I must vote for Slow Your Home – Brooke McAlary because this was my most recent discovery and I really love it!

  6. Robert Wall December 13, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

    The blog I’d choose isn’t on the list – it’s Dave Bruno’s blog

    Awesome writing over there. :)

  7. Sass Ashe December 13, 2012 at 7:08 pm #


  8. Shana Dines December 13, 2012 at 7:16 pm #

    My vote goes to Annie Brewer! She is fantastic.

    • Angel December 13, 2012 at 7:18 pm #

      Annienygma has my vote!

  9. Deb J December 13, 2012 at 7:17 pm #

    I nominate I really enjoy the community we have created through this blog. Colleen is great.

    • Colleen December 13, 2012 at 9:27 pm #

      Thanks Deb J. It’s great readers and commenters like you that turned my blog into a community. You are a champion declutterer.

  10. Annie December 13, 2012 at 7:25 pm #

    Mohamed, I am so incredibly honored to be nominated for this award! I am also humbled for all of the votes I’ve thus far received.

    I was going to write something thoughtful to express my awe and gratitude but I simply do not have words.

    Thank you,

  11. J.A. Gort December 13, 2012 at 7:32 pm # – Annie Brewer

  12. bio filo December 13, 2012 at 7:58 pm #! Shes peachy and keen

  13. Donald Jewell December 13, 2012 at 8:01 pm # – Annie Brewer, I totally vote for her.

  14. Lauren Rains December 13, 2012 at 8:04 pm #

    I’d like to vote for The Inside Thread by Andrea Briggs – she is an amazing person and writer with a contagious positive and lovely energy. Both in real life and online, she’s doing great things!

  15. Barbara Lummus December 13, 2012 at 8:15 pm # – Annie Brewer!

  16. Rissa Watkins December 13, 2012 at 8:23 pm # – Annie Brewer She is wonderful.

  17. Tammara Mills December 13, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

    Annie Brewer

    Her posts are easy to read and understand, down to earth and useful. Simple.

  18. Stephan December 13, 2012 at 8:38 pm # gets my vote. I love all of the info she shares.

  19. Chelo December 13, 2012 at 8:57 pm #

    My vote is for

    Firstly because thanks to Mohamed I discovered the simple living community, and secondly because he inspired me in such way that now I’m creating my own simple living blog, but in spanish.

    Thanks Mohamed and thanks all of you guys that contribute to my own welfare with your ideas and advises in your blogs. THANKS!

  20. Moni December 13, 2012 at 9:45 pm #

    I vote 365 Less Things! I can honestly say that it has had a big impact with changing my life/home for the better!

  21. Colleen December 13, 2012 at 9:46 pm #

    Hi Tohami,
    I am honoured that you choose to nominate my blog 365 Less Things for this award. I feel like a winner just being mentioned amongst such an illustrious group of much more famous simplicity blogger than myself. Thank you.

  22. Colleen December 13, 2012 at 9:48 pm #

    My vote goes to Joshua Becker @

  23. Sanna December 13, 2012 at 10:12 pm #

    I vote for 365 Less Things.

    Though I value other blogs as well, this is the one that keeps me on track.
    There has changed a lot in this house thanks to Colleen.

  24. connie December 13, 2012 at 10:19 pm # – Annie Brewer She is the real deal!

  25. Judy December 13, 2012 at 10:35 pm #

    My vote is for Colleen at Love the feeling of community and the great advice provided by Colleen
    Cheers Judy

  26. Matt December 13, 2012 at 10:55 pm #

    My vote is for Andrea Briggs and The Inside Thread.

  27. Loretta December 13, 2012 at 11:47 pm #

    365less things. I love Colleen’s writing.

  28. Sarah December 14, 2012 at 12:12 am #

    365 Less Things – Colleen Madsen. Following this blog has changed my whole mindset about “stuff”.

  29. Karen December 14, 2012 at 12:53 am #

    I would like to nominate Loving Simple Living by Lorilee Lippincott

  30. Mark December 14, 2012 at 1:18 am #

    The Minimalists

    They are the first blog that helped to understand I was already a minimalist, and guided me with fantastic tools to get my life in order, and definitely helped me to get out of debt

  31. Andréia December 14, 2012 at 1:36 am #

    I will vote for – Colleen, it has helped me very much and it is a great blog!

  32. Wendy W December 14, 2012 at 1:55 am #

    365 Less Things – Colleen Madsen
    Colleen gives very practical ways to declutter

  33. MJ December 14, 2012 at 2:44 am #

    Colleen Madsen at 365 Less Things gets my vote. My home looks great now that I’ve followed her daily decluttering advice.

  34. Janetta December 14, 2012 at 3:27 am #

    Colleen Madsen at 365 Less Things
    Her blog inspired me to release 767 things (or bags of things) and still counting. Love her straight forward advice and great writing. I read her blog every day.

  35. Lena December 14, 2012 at 3:42 am #

    Colleen at – she was by far the biggest influence on my way to decluttering, simple living, green living and minimalism…

  36. Ines December 14, 2012 at 4:25 am #

    It’s so difficult to choose only one!
    But vote goes to Becoming Minimalist

    • DAWN December 20, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

      My vote is Annie brewer

  37. WendyF December 14, 2012 at 8:24 am #

    Everyday I look forward to my daily dose of Love the tips and tricks that everyone uses and shares. I think the sharing part is so helpful. Cheers

  38. Sab December 14, 2012 at 11:53 am #

    I vote for Colleen and her 365 Less Things, I love this blog!

  39. Megan December 14, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

    My vote goes to 365 Less Things. Colleen gives inspirational tips and shares fresh perspectives on how to approach decluttering for every day of the week.

  40. Jules December 14, 2012 at 2:44 pm #

    Collen Madsen’s blog

  41. Lucy December 14, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

    1.Be More With Less – Courtney Carver
    I cut and paste all my favourite blog content into a sort of ongoing ‘inspiration’ log…and I seem to cut and paste the most from Courtney and so she gets my vote!!

  42. Jen December 14, 2012 at 4:29 pm #

    I have to vote for 365 less things by Colleen Madsen. Without a doubt this blog has helped inspire me tremendously since I have found it this year.

  43. Mary Lenoir December 14, 2012 at 5:34 pm #

    She is down to earth, no nonesence, and tells it like it is….

  44. jill December 14, 2012 at 7:23 pm #

    As one who reads Simplicity Blogs, and does not have one, my vote is for Josh and Ryan at

    Why? Not only do they live the life, and show you how, their blog itself is simple. Getting to, and living a simple life is not all about the clutter. That part, I have learned is easy. Staying the course, and learning to simplify the rest of life is where the average folks need help. Although I know I could never live with only 100 things, they have helped me learn so many ways to simplify my life….relationships, community service, computer time, etc.

    I believe many simplicity bloggers write more for other simplicity bloggers. I understand bloggers want to make money from their blogs, but some simplicity blogs are so darn overwhelming with ads and gadgets, that I just leave. Please do not make me move through your simplicity blog as if I am moving through a maze.

    Thanks Mohamed, for giving me the opportunity to vote. I am working through your 30 Simplicity Challenge, and am enjoying it immensely.

    blessings, jill

  45. Lana B. December 14, 2012 at 8:09 pm #

    From this list of excellent blogs, I nominate Annie’s blog is honest and intelligent, and shows that one doesn’t have to start out with a lot of money to become a minimalist. She has inspired me on countless occassions.

  46. Lana B. December 14, 2012 at 8:13 pm #

    I have to add that if I could vote for two blogs, I would split the vote between Annie at annienygma and Colleen at 365Things. So much inspiration, humor and good information!

  47. Rachel December 14, 2012 at 9:03 pm #

    My vote is for Simple Productivity Blog:

  48. colleen stout December 15, 2012 at 2:21 am #

    365 less things. It’s a great site with a ton of ideas on how to get rid of a ton of stuff at your own pace

  49. Kimberley December 15, 2012 at 6:10 am #

    I submit my vote for Colleen Madsen at Love the honest simplicity in her posts and the community of regular readers/contributors as well. And, through 365lessthings, I found you at Midway Simplicity :)

  50. Bj December 15, 2012 at 7:02 am #

    I vote for Annie Brewer all the way!

    Annie’s story is inspirational, and her blog content is always helpful, insightful, and well-written. I always look forward to reading her newest posts.

  51. Christine December 15, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

    I vote for
    Colleen Madsen’s blog changed the way I think and has inspired me.

  52. Holly December 15, 2012 at 7:04 pm #

    I vote for 365 Less Things!!!

  53. Julie Dunleavy December 15, 2012 at 8:23 pm #

    Simply love the More Than Organized Blog

  54. Ann December 16, 2012 at 2:07 am #

    My vote is for the Simple Productivity Blog:

  55. Sunny December 16, 2012 at 3:37 am #


    I vote for – Annie Brewer.

  56. Janet December 16, 2012 at 5:18 pm #

    I vote for – Annie Brewer.

  57. Martha December 16, 2012 at 7:51 pm #

    More Than Organized has my vote! Great systems for learning to do more with less.

  58. Diane Schmidt December 16, 2012 at 8:30 pm #

    I nominate MIriam Ortiz y Pino and her website
    Miriam has inspired me to get organized!

  59. sumarie December 17, 2012 at 2:07 am # gets my vote, if I can only choose one.
    Although other nominees are also good to excellent, the blog at 365lessthings is
    inspiring in a way that is always compelling and interesting. Colleen, Cindy &
    her commenters have the best energy, commitment, down-to-earth practicality and, well,
    compassionate support ever! Thank you to all and, as another voter mentioned, her
    blog is how we became aware of your blog! It’s great to know there is such an excellent
    simplifying and decluttering culture available no matter where we may be located.

    Thank you!

  60. nancy ridenour December 17, 2012 at 4:04 am #

    I vote for Miriam Ortiz Y Pino; More than Organized

  61. Gail December 17, 2012 at 7:57 am # – you’d be surprised how many of my friends I’ve sent there and how transforming we’ve found it. Even those of us who don’t manage to get rid of 1 thing a day are constantly inspired to at least do something regularly to simplify our lives.

    A big thanks to Colleen!

  62. Kimberley Lovell December 17, 2012 at 11:43 am #

    I/m voting for MIriam Ortiz y Pino and her website
    Miriam has some great ideas for getting organised!

  63. Laurie Hudson December 17, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    Definitely vote for 365lessthings. Great advice, comments, community.

  64. Margie December 17, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

    I vote for More Than Organized – love Miriam’s blog!

  65. Henave December 17, 2012 at 3:47 pm # This blog is always interesting.

  66. Marié du Toit December 17, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

    Be more with less is my vote. Thanks

  67. Jerry Ortiz y Pino December 17, 2012 at 9:40 pm #

    More than Organized. It’s my favorite…and has helped me immensely.

  68. Felicia Streeter December 17, 2012 at 9:47 pm #

    I vote for:

  69. Barbara Maddox December 17, 2012 at 10:04 pm #

    I vote for More than Organizied It has helped so much in my day to day work and in my home!! Wonderful blog!! Good luck!!

  70. Greta Marks December 17, 2012 at 11:49 pm #

    Throwing in my vote for Annie Brewer. She is the real deal :)

  71. Joe Shepherd December 18, 2012 at 12:43 am #

    I think that Mirian Ortiz y Pino’s “More Than Organized” website and blog are the best I have experienced. Her effective, practical guides, videos and cd’s to getting organized, reducing clutter and living a more stress-free life are so valuable in our frenzied, fast-forward culture. Adaptable to both personal and professional settings, Miriam’s easy to use and implement strategies have made my life so much simplier and enjoyable. I heartily recommend the “More Than Organized” products to anyone seeking practical guidance and help in a user-friendly format at very attractive rates. Miriam’s total approach to becoming more organized and more productive is proven winner!

  72. Tony Smid December 18, 2012 at 4:58 am #

    This is a great list of sites, but Becoming Minimalist is by far my favorite. Extremely well written. Joshua Becker is awesome!

  73. Nicole H December 18, 2012 at 5:51 am #

    I am voting for Becoming Minimalist!

  74. Xanthi December 18, 2012 at 8:13 am #

    its like what I need to hear when I want to hear it, music in my ears

    • Leslie December 18, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

      The Minimalists. They’ve taught me so much, plus they’re local Dayton, OH guys!

  75. Cristian Correa December 18, 2012 at 11:05 pm #

    I loved Miriam Ortiz y Pino blog, with concrete and practical solutions, especially for someone like me, who needed 15 minutes to find out the way to vote in this blog (I have to say that it was a bit complicated for a blog devoted on simplicity).

  76. Wanda December 19, 2012 at 12:45 am #

    365 less Colleen Madsen An encourager to all.

  77. Carla December 19, 2012 at 3:53 am #

    My vote today is for Annie Jean Brewer’s blog which can be found at:
    I am voting for Annie’s blog because she has had the courage to be honest. Few blogs write from the heart in plain english, in a manner that draws us in and gives us all a credible example of success that we can learn from.

  78. Terri Burfield December 19, 2012 at 4:08 am #

    My vote is for LJ Earnest- Simple Productivity Blog

  79. Terry December 19, 2012 at 6:21 am #

    I vote for Colleen Madsen makes you think but makes it easy!

  80. erlyn December 19, 2012 at 4:02 pm #

    I vote for Becoming Minimalist by Joshua Becker. He is very thoughtful. He is full of insight and communicates it with clarity in his blog.

  81. Candy L. Hill December 19, 2012 at 5:37 pm #

    I vote for Miriam Ortiz y Pino’s blog – More Than Organized.

  82. Edwina December 19, 2012 at 5:50 pm #

    I vote for Miriam Ortiz y Pino’s blog – More Than Organized. Her blog is very helpful in all areas. She cares about what her readers need and try to address her blogs to those areas. She is a delightful person to talk to .

  83. Dolores December 19, 2012 at 7:58 pm #


  84. Kelly Koepke December 19, 2012 at 8:08 pm #

    Miriam and!

  85. Anthony chew December 20, 2012 at 4:00 am #

    annienygma is my favourite -I like Annie’s go get it attitude and she has helped me keep going after my wife passed to the other world earlier this year. Thanks Annie!

  86. Erin December 20, 2012 at 1:27 pm # – Annie Brewer

  87. katie December 20, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

    Annie brewer has my vote

  88. Olimpia NEWMAN December 20, 2012 at 9:15 pm #

    More Than Organized – Miriam Ortiz y Pino

  89. OctoberGirl December 20, 2012 at 11:34 pm #

    Annie Brewer!

  90. Jean Lowe December 21, 2012 at 12:32 am #

    I love reading the blog of Annienygma

    Her ideas are always something I can use. Her books are phenomenal. Her situation is something I can relate to.

    I love her blogs. I vote for Annienygma.

  91. Kay Rimer December 21, 2012 at 6:04 am #

    My vote is for LJEarnest – Simple Productivity Blog

  92. Austin December 21, 2012 at 8:33 pm #

    I vote for Inside Thread Studio – because real simplicity isn’t about just ‘getting rid of material things’, but also state of mind

  93. Diana December 22, 2012 at 4:21 am #

    I would like to vote for Inside Thread Studio…I like the whole heart approach to living life simply. Thank you.

  94. Melzie December 23, 2012 at 2:50 am #

    Beth Dargis at My Simpler Life has my vote!

  95. Terri December 24, 2012 at 5:59 am #

    I would like to vote for Inside Thread Studio!

  96. Joanna L December 31, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

    I would like to nominate Love Engineer Dating and Relationship Advice Blog.
    It can simplify anyone’s life that is struggling with dating or their relationship

  97. Francesca March 2, 2013 at 10:20 pm # walks her talk

  98. Tammara L. Mills March 14, 2013 at 7:54 pm #


    Well written, humorous, informative, useful and keeps in mind the attention span of most people.


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