“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door” ~ Milton Berle (tweet this)
Change can be positive.
I say that from personal experience. On Saturday 23rd June, this blog will be exactly one year old. My life has changed so much in the past year, as has my perspective on what is truly important.
Leaving Work Behind is a reflection of that, as are the 100 blogs listed below – all of which can make up a piece of the puzzle that leads you to leaving work behind and building a better life for yourself.
What Makes This Different
This is the 2nd edition of the LWB 100 (the first was published back in February 2012). A lot has changed in my life and business since then, and the recent re-launch of this very blog is testament to that.
Accordingly, what you will see below is a very different list to the first edition. I am publishing a 2nd edition because I think it is a vast improvement on the first LWB 100 – I wouldn’t publish a new edition under any other circumstances.
This edition of the LWB 100 features an enormous number of new entries. Each and every one of these blogs has taken pride of place in my RSS reader at one point or another, as I have manually reviewed each and every one of them to determine whether or not they are worthy of inclusion.
This is a labor of love – not a shallow attempt at link bait.
Before You Start
There are a few things you should take note of before starting with the list:
- You can sort the blogs numerically and alphabetically by clicking on the relevant header.
- Each blog has been categorized by a consideration of its main focus, and the entire list can be sorted by category by clicking on the relevant header. If you feel that a blog has been incorrectly categorized, please let me know.
- If you feel that a worthy blog has been missed off the list, please let me know! It may not have made the cut, or I may have missed it. Either way, I would like to know.
With that said, let’s get to it!
The Leaving Work Behind 100 [2nd Edition]
|4||Social Media Examiner||Social Media|
|5||Daily Blog Tips||Blogging|
|7||Four Hour Work Week Blog||Leaving Work Behind|
|8||Zen Habits||Personal Development|
|10||Smart Passive Income||Internet Marketing|
|12||Get Rich Slowly||Personal Finance|
|13||Entrepreneur's Journey||Internet Marketing|
|14||Shoe Money||Internet Marketing|
|15||Chris Brogan||Social Media|
|20||Income Diary||Internet Marketing|
|21||Duct Tape Marketing||Internet Marketing|
|23||Traffic Generation Cafe||Marketing|
|26||Brian Gardner||Internet Marketing|
|29||Dumb Little Man||Productivity|
|30||The Art of Non-Conformity||Leaving Work Behind|
|33||Buffer Blog||Social Media|
|35||Young Pre Pro||Freelance Writing|
|36||Smart Blog on Social Media||Social Media|
|38||Niche Pursuits||Niche Sites|
|39||Social @ Blogging Tracker||Social Media|
|40||Steve Scott Site||Affiliate Marketing|
|41||IM Impact||Internet Marketing|
|42||Danny Brown||Social Media|
|43||Dan Zarrella||Social Media|
|44||The Sales Lion||Marketing|
|46||Man vs. Debt||Personal Finance|
|48||White Hot Truth||Leaving Work Behind|
|49||AdSense Flippers||Niche Sites|
|50||Write To Done||Freelance Writing|
|51||Make Money On The Internet||Internet Marketing|
|52||Change Your Thoughts - Change Your Life||Personal Development|
|53||Rise To The Top||Entrepreneurship|
|54||Men With Pens||Marketing|
|55||My Wife Quit Her Job||Entrepreneurship|
|56||Retire @ 21||Entrepreneurship|
|58||Illuminated Mind||Leaving Work Behind|
|60||Live Your Legend||Leaving Work Behind|
|63||Escape From Cubicle Nation||Leaving Work Behind|
|64||Pushing Social||Social Media|
|65||Make A Living Writing||Freelance Writing|
|66||Location 180||Leaving Work Behind|
|67||Virtual Business Lifestyle||Outsourcing|
|68||Inbound Pro||Internet Marketing|
|69||The Bad Blogger||Blogging|
|70||Passive Panda||Internet Marketing|
|71||Prolific Living||Leaving Work Behind|
|73||Tropical MBA||Internet Marketing|
|74||Online Income Star||Internet Marketing|
|75||The Suitcase Entrepreneur||Leaving Work Behind|
|77||Jeff Korhan||Internet Marketing|
|78||Reviews 'n' Tips||Blogging|
|79||Life & Times of an Internet Marketer||Internet Marketing|
|80||The Traveling Writer||Social Media|
|81||Blog Marketing Academy||Blogging|
|82||Virtual Assistant Live||Entrepreneurship|
|83||Build A Little Biz||Entrepreneurship|
|84||Motivational Memo||Personal Development|
|86||The Digital Writer||Freelance Writing|
|87||The One Question||Personal Development|
|88||Justice Wordlaw IV||Affiliate Marketing|
|89||Content Marketing Strategy||Marketing|
|90||Ruth Zive Copywriting||Marketing|
|91||Foolish Adventure||Internet Marketing|
|92||Create As Folk||Entrepreneurship|
|93||Grad Meets World||Leaving Work Behind|
|94||The Boomerang Kid||Leaving Work Behind|
|95||Life on the High Wire||Entrepreneurship|
|97||Life Stoked||Personal Development|
|98||Blog to Business||Blogging|
|99||Love Work Now||Leaving Work Behind|
|100||Rocker Life Coach||Entrepreneurship|
Simple - start exploring!
I would recommend that you sort the blogs by category and pick a few that are of interest. You can of course bookmark this post and come back to it whenever you want to find out more on a specific topic.
I would not recommend that you try to read a lot of the blogs all in one go – the blogs aren’t going anywhere, so pace yourself!
Please Take A Moment To Spread The Word
The LWB 100 took me a staggering amount of time to put together – in fact, the 2nd edition took me even longer than the 1st. I would be extremely appreciative if you would take a moment to share it with your friends and followers.
If you would like to feature the list on your own blog, you are more than welcome to do so, but please – link back to Leaving Work Behind.
Thank you so much for your help.
Creative Commons photo courtesy of scragz