Stop Procrastinating! Top Weblogs for Motivating the College Student in You

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Sick of feeling like you're being left behind? Check out this list of 25 amazing weblogs guaranteed to give you the kick in the pants you need to get stuff done.
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Weblogs

1. Motivational Weblogs

  • Zen Habits - A small but delightful blog, Zen Habits is written for people who want to set and achieve goals. Most of the posts on the site fall into one of six categories: productivity, happiness, health, simplicity, finance or family.
  • Getting Things Done in Academia - This blog is filled with advice and other resources for graduate students. Motivational tips tend to focus on time management, goal-setting and communication, but there is also good info on scholarships, communication and work habits.
  • Success Begins Today - Created by a tech nut, this weblog is dedicated to providing tips and helpful tools that motivate and increase productivity. Visitors signing up for the monthly newsletter also receive at least one useful (and free) download every 30 days.
  • Persistence Unlimited - This weblog is a dream for anyone who needs a little motivation. Posts are encouraging and cover topics like goal-setting, productivity and time management.
  • Make It Great - Phil Gerbyshak, a.k.a. 'The Relationship Geek,' is a motivational speaker on a mission to help people unleash their own greatness. Phil offers hundreds of motivational articles and fantastic tips on Make It Great.

2. Academic Productivity Weblogs

  • Study Hacks - Known as the weblog that is 'demystifying college success,' Study Hacks is written by student author Cal Newport. Nearly all of the posts are dedicated to academic productivity and to making the most of the college experience.
  • Productive Scholar - Vincent Gregoire, a Ph.D. student at the University of British Columbia, writes about personal productivity and life hacks to help students survive and flourish in the academic world. Productive Scholar is a great resource for quick tips and information on useful software products.
  • Lifehacker - This award-winning blog features hi-tech tricks, tips and free downloads to help students get things done. Since Lifehacker publishes more than 20 tips every single day, it is virtually impossible to not find something useful on the blog each time you visit.
  • HackCollege - Written for and by college students, HackCollege is a lifehacking blog that will teach you how to work smarter, not harder. Special features of the site include video podcasts and lots of posts about open source software.
  • Productivity501 - Productivity501 focuses on increasing personal productivity versus academic productivity, but students will find tons of useful information nevertheless. The site consistently features original content and practical time management advice.

3. Organization Weblogs

  • Gearfire - Gearfire is dedicated to providing tips on organizing your life and getting things done. Everything is written by students for students, so you don't have to worry about sorting through a whole bunch of information that doesn't apply to you.
  • Organize IT - This UK blog isn't written specifically for college students, but it is filled with smart and practical tips to help you get organized and get more done.
  • Unclutterer - As the name implies, Unclutterer is a blog about getting organized. The bloggers who contribute to the site keep posts fun and informative and provide lots of quality tips and strategies.
  • Get Organized - This blog was created by an Air Force officer turned professional organizer. Get Organized isn't written specifically for students, but it's a great site for people who consider organizing their life a daunting task.
  • 1-2-3 Get Organized - Similar to the Get Organized Blog, 1-2-3 Get Organized is a general organization site with resources to help you organize your time and space.

4. Personal Development Weblogs

  • Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - One of the world's most popular personal development websites, Steve Pavlina's blog is a great place to find articles on motivation, organization, time management, courage and life issues. There are more than 500 personal development articles on the site already and more are added at each week.
  • PickTheBrain - This weblog covers nearly every self improvement topic imaginable. PickTheBrain visitors can read to their heart's content, submit their own articles and sign up for email updates.
  • 7P Productions - 7P Productions helps to keep other people on the path to greatness with the 7 Ps: passion, purpose, planning, pursuit, progress, power, peace and people. All of this blog's posts are dedicated to achieving goals and dreams.
  • The Positively Blog - Written by a personal development enthusiast, The Positively Blog is a fantastic place to find inspirational quotes, thoughtful articles on personal development, self improvement videos and much more.
  • Life Optimizer - This weblog is perfect for students who want to make the most of their lives and achieve more. Life Optimizer encourages visitors to stay positive, become more productive and improve life for themselves and other people a little bit each day.

5. Miscellaneous Weblogs

  • Lifehack - Endorsed by nearly everyone who sees it, Lifehack is a great resource for people who want to learn tips and tricks guaranteed to make life easier. Nearly all of the posts provide quality information on automation, organization, personal development and productivity.
  • 43 Folders - 43 Folders is a family of websites that focus on productivity, lifehacking and resources meant to make life easier. Special blog features include forums, podcasts and active comment boards.
  • Dumb Little Man - Every week, Dumb Little Man provides amazing tips to help people increase productivity, save money and live life the easy way. There are lots of different writers who contribute to the blog, so content is always varying and fresh.
  • CampusGrotto - The CampusGrotto Blog is filled with information useful for college students. Recent posts include: How to Prepare for a Job Interview, How to Write a Great Thesis Statement and Speed Reading Tips.
  • University Scholar - Written by a full-time college student, the University Scholar Blog is aimed at ambitious college students looking for ways to make the most of their college experience. Posts include topics that would be of interest to nearly any student.

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