Vote for Your Favorite Simplicity Blog in 2013

The voting phase begins!


Thanks to all who nominated their favorite simplicity blogs of the year 2013.

Here’s the list of nominees (without any specific order):

1. Becoming Minimalist by Joshua Becker

2. Zen Habits by Leo Babauta

3. Fly Lady by Marla Cilley

4. Solutions for Simple Living by A. Kingsley Bishop

5. Smart Living 365 by Kathy Gottberg

6. Be More With Less by Courtney Carver

7. Slow Your Home by Brooke McAlary

8. The Other Side of Complexity by Mike Burns

9. Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson

10. The Simple Year by Kandice Bridges

11. Loving Simple Living by Lorilee Lippincott

I know that I said I would pick up the top 10 blogs, but 11 is close enough :)

Voting ends on December 24th.

The blog that gets the highest number of votes simply wins.



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68 Responses to Vote for Your Favorite Simplicity Blog in 2013

  1. Kathy@ SMART Living December 17, 2013 at 5:18 pm #

    WOW! It is such an honor to be nominated with such other great simplicity blogs. Thank you Tohami! And while I love so many of the other blogs listed–if you don’t believe in what you are doing enough to vote for yourself then you’re doing something wrong.

    So my vote goes to SMART Living !

  2. Rebecka December 17, 2013 at 6:28 pm #

    My vote goes to Becoming minimalist because it was the first big minimalist blog that I found when I started to downsize and declutter our home, and Joshua Becker is very inspiring and encouraging. His blog has led me to many other interesting blogs (I read a few, but don’t want to sit to long in front of the screen), some of them are on your list. :)

  3. Larry Kelly December 17, 2013 at 7:45 pm #

    Smart Living 365 gets my vote.

  4. Kathy Downey December 17, 2013 at 11:48 pm #

    I vote for SMART Living 365.

  5. Gabi @ December 18, 2013 at 2:10 am #

    i vote for smartliving365. it’s on amazing blog.

  6. Ann Thill December 18, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    My vote for my favorite simplicity blog in 2013 is for!!!

  7. Dennis Thill December 18, 2013 at 12:13 pm #

    My vote is for in 2013.

  8. Ann Thill December 18, 2013 at 12:16 pm #

    I vote for Smart as my favorite simplicity blog in 2013.

  9. Mira December 18, 2013 at 2:32 pm #


  10. elena December 18, 2013 at 3:22 pm #

    I choose flylady for the great impact has had on my daily life. But Becoming Minimalist and Zen Habits are also great!

  11. Kandice @ The Simple Year December 18, 2013 at 5:35 pm #

    Wow! All of these blogs got me started on my simplicity journey – such an incredible honor to be nominated! It’s like all of these other blogs are Meryl Streep and I’m little me. Thank you!

    • Deb S December 19, 2013 at 3:58 am #

      I love The Simple Year – it is so REAL, and gets my vote.

  12. David December 18, 2013 at 5:48 pm #

    The Simple Year! Kandice’s writing portrays her family’s journey in 3D!

  13. Michelle Moy December 18, 2013 at 6:05 pm #

    My vote is for The Simple Year. I thoroughly enjoy hearing how she is tackling the downsizing from both a practical and emotional standpoint.

  14. Melissa Ulrich December 18, 2013 at 6:34 pm #

    The Simple Year by Kandice Bridges! I have loved this blog and it has made in impact on our own lives.

  15. David December 18, 2013 at 7:14 pm #

    I vote for The Simple Year and Kandice Bridges’ phenomenal, engaging writing style and awesome efforts to live simply!!!!!!!

  16. Kerry December 18, 2013 at 7:26 pm #

    Tough to chose, but I like The Simple Year the best.

  17. Sarah December 18, 2013 at 7:41 pm #

    I love The Simple Year, I love reading through someone else’s journey, and it never gets old or repetitive!

  18. Michelle December 18, 2013 at 7:57 pm #

    Becoming Minimalist is such an amazing blog, so much more then decluttering your stuff, it really is about changing your perspective to the materialistic demands as well as job demands that society has picked up. I love the alternative thoughts that you don’t have to play by those set of rules to try to find happiness.
    Second pick zen habits, I love the collection of articles they bring to the table. And choice 3 the simple year. It’s fascinating to read about someone going through the throws of downsizing & what it means to them.

    All great blogs! I’ve learned so much. :)

  19. Maile December 18, 2013 at 8:43 pm #

    My vote is for The Simple Year!

  20. Xanthi December 18, 2013 at 9:27 pm #

    Be more with less, is for me a God sent gift, she just inspires me to be a better person

  21. Carla December 18, 2013 at 9:34 pm #

    The Simple Year gets my vote.

  22. Elizabeth December 18, 2013 at 10:07 pm #

    I love zero waste home and becoming minimalist. Becoming minimalist is a more active blog so I have to go with that one over zwh. So many great choices!!

  23. Becky December 18, 2013 at 11:04 pm #

    LOVE Zero Waste Home!

  24. Heather December 18, 2013 at 11:42 pm #

    I love a lot of these blogs, and have read many of them for years. However, for 2013, The Simple Year is my favorite.

  25. April December 19, 2013 at 12:52 am #

    My vote is for The Simple Year. Awesome!!

  26. Ari December 19, 2013 at 1:26 am #

    The Simple Year – I loved it last year and Kandice has kept it interesting and practical this year.

  27. Pat Martin December 19, 2013 at 2:23 am #

    I vote The Simple Year with Candice – you keep me laughing and weeping.

    Thank you Mohamed for Midway Simplicity and 2012 winner 365 Less Things.
    A great blogger makes me feel like we are friends.

    • Pat December 22, 2013 at 4:33 pm #

      Kandice – oops!

  28. Jenni December 19, 2013 at 2:27 am #

    I vote The Simple Year with Kandice, inspiring, down to earth and simple!

  29. eema December 19, 2013 at 3:06 am #

    wow, i read most already!
    flylady got me started and keeps me grounded
    josh and leo are inspiring
    kandice keeps it real
    lorilee the world traveler.
    no vote, i just want the whole world to change!

  30. Liliana December 19, 2013 at 8:27 am #

    The Simple Year

  31. Josh December 19, 2013 at 2:30 pm #

    I vote for Becoming Minimalist!

  32. Jay December 19, 2013 at 8:56 pm #

    Brilliant! Inspirational! Love it!

  33. Jay December 19, 2013 at 8:57 pm #

    The simple year gets my vote!

  34. Kathy Humphries December 19, 2013 at 10:10 pm #

    Voting for the Simple Year. Kandice is so inspiring!

  35. Jamie December 19, 2013 at 11:08 pm #

    The Simple Year

  36. Christy King December 19, 2013 at 11:23 pm #

    Choosing just one is difficult, but I vote for The Other Side of Complexity by Mike Burns

  37. Tee December 20, 2013 at 12:37 am #

    My vote goes to Kandice at The Simple Year.

  38. Jane F December 20, 2013 at 12:57 am #

    The simple year!

  39. Ruth December 20, 2013 at 5:33 am #

    The Other Side of Complexity

  40. js December 20, 2013 at 6:03 am #

    the simple year

  41. ACL December 20, 2013 at 1:29 pm #

    The Simple Year

  42. Julie Setzer December 20, 2013 at 2:54 pm #

    The Simple Year

  43. Anne @MidlifeBlvd December 20, 2013 at 10:33 pm #

    Voting for Smart Living 365 by Kathy Gottberg!

  44. Sharon Greenthal December 20, 2013 at 10:58 pm #

    Smart Living 365!

  45. Doreen McGettigan December 21, 2013 at 12:40 am #

    I vote for Smart Living 365!

  46. Helene Cohen Bludman December 21, 2013 at 12:49 am #

    I vote for Smart Living 365.

  47. Cheryl Carty December 21, 2013 at 1:04 am #

    Clearly ‘The Simple Year’ gets my vote..

  48. Julia December 21, 2013 at 4:12 am #

    Smart Living 365.

  49. geromp December 21, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

    Leo for the amazing and inspiring zenhabits!

  50. Roz Warren December 21, 2013 at 4:04 pm #

    Smart Living 365!!

  51. tmk December 21, 2013 at 9:51 pm #

    The simple year gets my vote!

  52. Nancy December 22, 2013 at 6:42 am #

    I read and enjoy a number of them, but the one I look forward to always is The Simple Year.

  53. Lan December 22, 2013 at 11:32 am #

    The Simple Year!! It’s real, it’s relatable, it’s straightforward. Kandice’s writing style is spot on. She shares the good, the bad and the ugly without artificial flourishes.

  54. Allen December 23, 2013 at 12:23 am #

    I have to say that all of these blogs are quite good and there is much to take away from

    each of them. That being said, I am casting my vote for Solutions for Simple Living. Great

    content and the subliminal effect is good, too – it makes you want to read more!

  55. Ruth December 23, 2013 at 1:54 am #

    They are all great inspiring blogs. But the blog that most impacted me this year is: Be More With Less by Courtney Carver

  56. A. Kingsley Bishop December 23, 2013 at 1:54 am #

    I love being with this group. Some of these sites I’ve admired and some are new to me but I find there is enough information and talent here to make the world a better place. I’ve always been a woman’s champion but I also want to congratulate all you men involved. I notice male participation is increasing and valuable. A few years back I would have 8-10 men in an audience of 500 women; now it’s up to 28%. More health and power to every nominee and since I really like my site I have to vote for Solutions for Simple Living.

  57. Billy December 23, 2013 at 6:09 am #

    Vote for Solutions for Simple Living!

    Great info Thanks Kingsley…

  58. roxanne schaffer December 24, 2013 at 4:26 am #

    Solutions for simple living gets my vote. Love the site. Looking for more neat stuff in 2014.

  59. candace December 24, 2013 at 4:37 am #

    Flylady was a good place to start, but hands down Solutions for Simple Living is by far the best. Easy on the eyes and the ideas are creative and well thought out.
    Vote SFSL!

  60. charlotte a nolan December 24, 2013 at 4:43 am #

    I have to thank my friend Roxy for turning me on to Solutions for Simple Living. It is changing my life. Kingsley knows what life is like in the real world and I love her attitude.

  61. Antonio R. December 24, 2013 at 7:05 am #

    Solutions for Simple Living by A. Kingsley Bishop is tops with me. I love it clean layout and great information.

  62. Marina December 24, 2013 at 3:39 pm #

    Becoming Minimalist :)!

  63. MissJean December 24, 2013 at 7:42 pm #

    No vote, Tohami, because I didn’t know these sites. But as usual, you’ve introduced me to them. Thank you!

  64. Sally December 25, 2013 at 1:19 am #

    The Simple Year inspires me. Average mom, average family…I can relate.


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