Introducing Simplicity Voices

It’s time to confess a secret.

I’ve been working on a little project for the past few months. It’s a new website, which I hope you’re going to like.

Simplicity Voices will (hopefully!) be a well-designed place where people can drop by to be pointed towards the best articles on the web about minimalism, happiness and slowing down.

It will be a one-stop-shop for that little bit of inspiration or motivation you might need.

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In effect, I’m creating this for myself. I’ve been devouring loads of different sites and blogs over the past couple of years, discovering great articles written by people doing some really exciting things.

But I was thinking it would be great if there was a little portal showcasing the very best. After all, if we’re busy rediscovering those simple pleasures in life, we don’t want to spend hours and hours in front of a screen, right?

To be honest, I had been in two minds about setting this new site up at all, for that very reason.

It may not look it (!) but my blog Want Less actually takes a fair bit of work – maintaining its social media accounts, writing blog posts, taking bad stock photos – so I had been a bit reluctant to spend even longer each week in front of my computer in my spare time.

I also don’t make any money from my blogging (nor do I expect to), so this is literally how I’m choosing to spend my leisure time. I am aware of the irony, when I’m often writing about logging off from the screens and getting out more.

With this in mind, I’m keeping this new website really simple. No comments, no social media accounts, no GIFs of Carlton from the Fresh Prince of Bel Air doing that awesome dance. Just pretty pictures (i.e. not taken by me!) linking you straight through to a well-curated set of articles.

This resource should grow over time so eventually you’ll be able to search for your particular niches: minimalism for cats, simplifying your toes, whatever.

And as for Want Less, that will be carrying on as normal.

I’d love to know what you think of Simplicity Voices. Check it out and let me know. And if you do like it, please do spread the word. At the time of writing, it’s had about five hits – four from me and one from my other half…I’m sure we can at least double that before Christmas.


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23 thoughts on “Introducing Simplicity Voices

  1. Sles Scovell says:

    This is a great resource Claire…well done and thank you for having the idea and then doing it. Already with one click of bouncing onto ‘Simplicity Voices’ I found two articles of relevance and use to me that I’d not come across before. I think it’ll be a regular one for me to visit. As you say…it is time comsuming trying to access information on the interweb…especially when you don’t really know what you’re looking for. Inputting search terms such as ‘minimalism’ or even more specifically ‘minimalism uk’ still produces loads of results that are not particularly what I’m after. I probably should’ve used ‘simplicity’ instead. Well…now I know where to go. Cheers

  2. Great idea!! I spend too much time looking for good blog posts on the topic. Wished that someone would curate something so I can read quality content on the topic every day. I’m so sick of bloglovin because of all the advertising, so this will be really great. Feel free to link to my content if it adds value. Thank you!

  3. Looks gorgeous so far! I have not yet read all the articles, just briefly checked it out. I found you (and your blogs) via this weekend’s Becoming Minimalist newsletter. In case you are interested, here is a post that might be of interest: http://www.alifeinprogress.ca/?p=1065 (What if all I Want is a Mediocre Life?). Although I wrote in a moment of pure frustration and sadness, never expecting anyone to read it, it seems to have resonated loud and clear with many. Still finding my way:)

    1. Thanks Karen! (PS It has an RSS feed? News to me! It must have started running itself out of frustration at my ineptness…I now have a self aware website)

  4. Bookworm says:

    Absolutely love Simplicity Voices – it’s been my daily “go to” site since Joshua Becker included details of it in one of his updates. I love the variety of articles included, there’s something for everyone. Why has no one done something like this before? Such a simple idea, yet so effective – I’ve discovered lots of like minded people from reading the articles – Simplicity Voices is far more than the sum of its parts!

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