Welcome to Hip Diggs

What’s Hip Diggs about? It’s simple.

Hip: Beyond all trends and conventional coolness.

Diggs: A home, place of residence, or place of business.

Simple life tips

Better living

Stay happy

Hip Diggs’ Services

  • Uncluttering: If you need help with simplifying your home or schedule, I’m available for online coaching.
  • Consultation: If you’re creating or redesigning a blog, I can help you create a beautifully simple blog that reaches your intended audience with impact.
  • Personal coaching: I provide personal coaching for writers and bloggers. I offer solid advice for both new and experienced writers and bloggers.  
  • Writing, speaking, and message coaching and designing.
  • Public appearances: Speaking events and conferences.

Welcome to Hip Diggs


Live simple

What’s Hip Diggs about? It’s simple.

Hip: Beyond all trends and conventional coolness.

Diggs: A home, place of residence, or place of business.

About Hip Diggs

My name is Dan Erickson. I’m a moderate minimalist. I’ve spent most of my life trying to simplify. I reject the ways of consumption and waste and prefer to produce and renew.

Live really simple

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More About Me

Education: M.A. in communication
Work: education, radio, television and journalism
Status: single dad to 11-year-old Annie
Pets: Border Collie, Shep
Music: guitar, piano, drums, mandolin, banjo, ukulele

Links To Hip Diggs’ eBooks

The Happiness Of Simple: Making Connections Between Happiness, Simplicity, And Productivity

Simple Instructions – How To Write Like It Really Matters

Get Back To Where You Are: A Guide To Finding Yourself In The Present Moment

Finding Our Way Back Home: Reclaiming A Sense Of Peace In A Chaotic World

Hip Diggs Focuses on simple living.

I’m an advocate of minimalism, small living, and self-sufficiency. I believe that living with less leads to creating more. I post two or three times a week and share from my experiences, reading, and research.

Hip Diggs is a simple blog. I’ve been blogging for several years and I’ve learned the best blogs are the simple ones. Zen Habits is a favorite.

I’m an author, poet, songwriter, and teacher. I’m currently teaching writing and speaking courses at Yakima Valley Community College in Washington State. I’ve written several books including, A Train Called Forgiveness, based on my unique childhood experience living in an extreme cult.

Learn more about me and my childhood experience in a cult.

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