16 Personal Development Blogs To Watch Out For in 2013

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[quote style=”boxed”]While the journey is lonely, it is rarely ever traveled alone[/quote]personal development blogs to look out for

Before starting this blog and getting into self-confidence and personal development, I would often spend countless hours reading books in order to help refocus my mind and to change my beliefs into one that was more positive.

We’re very fortunate that we live in a time where the internet makes reaching out for help as easy as sending a tweet or an email. Furthermore, we also have the opportunity to reach out to others who are in the same place as us. We’re no longer left feeling hopeless or lonely and can connect with people and share stories that was never quite possible to do just a decade ago beyond attending focus groups.

Because of this, acquiring and learning new skills and information has never been easier. Having since started this blog, I soon realized the benefit of it, having been fortunate enough to connect with a handful of people on the same topic. And i’m sure there are dozens more who i’ve yet to meet.

Here are 16 personal development blogs I come across recently, which really impressed me and have decided to list them in this blog post for your benefit.

In no order of importance…


Jonathan Wells – www.advancedlifeskills.com

Jonathan is a Certified Personal and Professional Strategy Coach whose main mission is to help people achieve their goals. He’s an active blogger in the personal development field and has built a fairly large following of people interested in his services.


mayaMaya Ackerman – www.greatlivingnow.com

What I really like about Maya’s blog is that she is very transparent with the stories she shares and provides very useful information surrounding the areas of love and relationships. In addition to her blog, she is also a PhD Accredited Professional Researcher.


Aaron Morton – www.theconfidencelounge.com

Aaron Morton is the closest person i’ve met online who shares the same topic as me and is geared towards helping people create a Plan B in their lives due to lack of clarity. Definitely one to watch out for in 2013!


Alena – www.thequestforpassion.com

Alena has one mission in mind: To provide help and assistance in achieving your goals, living your life to the fullest and becoming efficient in your day-to-day life. Her articles are always interesting to read and definitely recommend you check out her site.


Michelle Colon-Johnson – www.michellecolonjohnson.com

Michelle is truly an inspiration. A stage 4 cancer survivor and the mother of an autistic daughter. She shares her story in the form of a blog and to help others overcome their own adversities.


Trevor Wilson – www.acalltoaction.net

Trevor is a 33 year old fitness enthusiast who’s goal is to provide assistance in overcoming your limiting beliefs and to help you gain the type of body you want. His honest and open approach towards health and fitness is humbling and definitely worth having a look.


Vincent Nguyen – www.selfstairway.com

Vincent started his blog in late January of this year and has become one of my favourite blogs I keep going back to. He shares his knowledge using personal anecdotes and is also a specialist in WordPress, Social Media and Copywriting.



Hiten Vyas – www.hitenvyas.com

Hiten once suffered from extreme fear and anxiety due to stammering difficulties. He has since overcome his issues and has written 600 blog posts. He is also a Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming with a PhD in Biomedical Information Systems.


Tom Dixon – www.mondayisgood.com

Tom’s main focus is to help you achieve happiness and fulfillment at work. He offers personalized career coaching sessions and regularly writes articles related to job transition, motivation, job searches and interview techniques. He has also lead the demand planning team for a Fortune 500 company.


Jeff Urmston – www.jeffurmston.com

Jeff runs a Zen style blog that is geared towards Mindfulness and peace of mind. In his personal life, he’s a renaissance man with multiple talents in the areas of Martial Arts, Video Game Design, Mathematics and Production. He also enjoys Philosophy.


Kathleen Caron – www.kathleencaron.com

Kathleen runs a blog that is catered to the mind, body and soul. A sufferer of joint pain and fatigue, her mission is to help cure her condition by experimentation and documenting her progress. An inspirational read and definitely worth paying a visit.


Matt Maresca – www.mylifemotivation.com

Matt has very recently launched his new blog and is focused on motivation by providing useful tips and advice. He never fails to deliver great content and provides great value to those visiting and wishing to learn more.


Donald Latumahina – www.lifeoptimizer.org

Donald’s focus on personal growth has managed to build himself an active readership. It is evident that he cares for his readers and seeks to give value by offering great content and advice. He is focused on creating one of the best personal development blogs on the internet.


Mike Burns – www.theothersideofcomplexity.com

Mike’s main focus is to provide useful tips and advice in the areas of life, contributions and relationships. His content is always insightful to read and provides a great resource for those looking for help in the area.


Aziz Gazipura – www.socialconfidencecenter.com

Dr. Aziz is a licenced Psychologist with 10 years of experience. His main focus is in providing aid in overcoming shyness and social fears and provides useful articles and tips on the subject. Definitely recommended for anyone seeking to overcome their social anxiety.


Steve Bloom – www.dosomethingcool.net

Steve runs a really interesting and informative travel blog that is geared towards living life with complete freedom. He is very active in the personal development community and is always on hand to provide value to his followers. Definitely one to watch out for in 2013.



About Onder Hassan

Onder is the founder of Dawn of Change. He spends most of his time in the discovery of his own potential, building his self-confidence and using his experiences to share and teach others how to do the same.
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About The Author

Onder Hassan

Onder is the founder of Dawn of Change. He spends most of his time in the discovery of his own potential, building his self-confidence and using his experiences to share and teach others how to do the same. Sign up for his FREE YOU 2.0 Course a simple strategy to overcoming your fears to take you to the next level. Follow Onder on Twitter, Facebook and Google+

  • Onder, I am incredibly honored to be mentioned here! I actually recognize almost everyone on this list and I agree they all deserve to be here. Thanks again! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • No prob Vincent.

      Your blog is doing really well and provide really good content.

      I’ll be sure to keep in touch ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Let’s setup a time to talk on Google Hangout sometime next week. We can definitely get great ideas and help each other grow!

        • For sure!
          If you also need help promoting your ebook when it’s ready, let me know and we’ll set up a skype interview.

          • Awesome! Thanks for offering. ๐Ÿ™‚

            In the meantime, we can just talk because connecting with other bloggers is always good! I know you’re eight hours ahead of me though, so coordinating time may be a bit difficult.

          • lol Exactly. I feel lonely as a Londoner compared to you guys in the states. I’m sure we can sort something out ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Thank you Onder for mentioning my blog! It’s awesome to be on your radar. Cheers!

    • No problem Jeff ๐Ÿ™‚
      Keep up with the great work!

  • Onder, it’s so amazing to be mentioned along such inspirational people! Thank you so much, you just made my day ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I agree with all the nice comments. It was a complete honor to be mentioned in your blog with all these dynamic people! Now that you have held me to a higher standard — I will be blogging more! Many blessings and have a Magical week! ~Michelle

    • No problem Michelle ๐Ÿ™‚
      Very humble of you to say that! Your blog is already in my opinion a very high standard. I’ll definitely keep an eye out for new posts. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Hey Onder, thanks for the shout out! I appreciate being included with such a group. I’m gonna have to up my game now and earn it.


    • No problem Trevor,
      It’s always nice to connect with people of the same interests. I’m hoping I haven’t left anyone out. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Thanks for the mention here, Onder. I am honored to be on this list! Some great blogs on here, too. Hope to live up to the expectations!

    • No problem Matt, Looking forward to seeing your blog grow ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Thrilled to be on this list, Onder! I am obviously behind – but you made my weekend. Thanks!

    • No problem Tom ๐Ÿ™‚
      My pleasure. I love what you’re doing on your blog and had to give a mention to it on mine so my visitors could take note. I’ll keep in touch for sure ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Hi Onder,

    I must apologise, I’ve only just come across this post now. I just wanted to say a big thank you for the mention! I really appreciate it, my friend. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hey Hiten,

      Forgive me, it’s taken me 10 months to realise that you responded to this post lol

      My pleasure mate. I hope you’re well ๐Ÿ™‚