How to Find Blogs Worth Reading

Use a blog directory to locate new blogs on your favorite topics

Published blogs number in the hundreds of millions, so how do you find the jewels in such a deep base of information? If you have a favorite topic — gardening, art, tech, business, or whatever — you can do a basic web search using a blog-specific search engine such as It looks and acts remarkably like the Google search screen you are familiar with, but it returns only blog sites. Just enter your topic and select from the results.

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If you don’t have a specific topic or if you’d like to scroll through a group of blogs on a related subject, a blog directory is the best way to go. Blog directories are repositories for blog posts with links to the sites of the blogs themselves if you want to look further. They are categorized by topics and are searchable. 

Blog directories come and go, but the ones listed here have stood the test of time. Any of them can lead you to a blog on precisely the topic you seek.

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Blogarama: The Oldest Blog Directory

Blogarama is the oldest of the active blog directories. Its home screen is a treasure trove of interesting and informative featured blog posts that are fun to scroll through, but Blogarama doesn’t stop there. It categorizes its more than 140,000 active blog listings in 24 main categories that include Finance, Technology, Life, and Home & Garden. If 24 categories aren’t enough for you, each of the main categories is broken into smaller subcategories. If you know what you want, you can always go straight to your topic by typing it in the search field.

What We Like
  • Enormous selection.

  • Easy searching.

  • Listings for blogging jobs.

  • Paid blog listings promoted and appear first.

What We Don't Like
  • Free listings might be of questionable quality.

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Bloggernity: The Gateway to Blogger Blogs

Bloggernity, the Blogger Search Directory, covers only Blogger blogs, but there is no shortage of blogs here. With daily updates in every category, something new to discover and enjoy is always available. The more than 30 main categories include Personal Blogs, Travel Blogs, Environmental Blogs, and Humor Blogs, and each category contains thousands of blogs to peruse. The home screen includes a list of the newest blog posts in a mix of categories and a search field where you can enter precise topics. 

What We Like
  • Advanced blog search.

  • Easy registration allows you to remember favorites.

  • Active blogger forum.

What We Don't Like
  • Dated interface.

  • Limited to blogs on Blogger platform.

  • Listings not vetted.

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AllTop: Personalize Your Blog Hunt

AllTop is an aggregator that collects content from a long list of blogs and websites with RSS feeds and provides links to recent content in a single location. Its home screen is dominated by well-known online publications, but it also categorizes blog posts and articles in major categories such as Tech, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Business, and more. Each of the main categories appears on its own tab, and each of those tabs has a list of subcategories. 

You can set up your own My Alltop page with your preferences, and AllTop gathers new blog posts from your chosen sources for your My AllTop page. The only requirement is that the blogs have RSS feeds, as most blogs do.

What We Like
  • Lists newest entries on popular sites right on home page.

  • Editors vet blogs in each topic.

  • Customizable AllTop page.

What We Don't Like
  • Sheer volume can be overwhelming.

  • Text-only topic pages.

  • Limited to most popular blogs.

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Best of the Web Blogs: No-Frills Blog Roster

Best of the Web Blogs is a no-nonsense roster of blogs on a wide variety of topics. There are no featured blogs here to scroll through; you need to know what you are looking for. Choose from a category or subcategory or enter a topic in the search bar to go to a screen filled with blogs. Categories include the usual topics including Home, Games, Regional, Business, and Sports, among others.

What We Like
  • All blogs subject to review before listing is approved.

  • Paid listings only.

  • Straightforward, simple listings.

What We Don't Like
  • No user ratings or reviews.

  • Not all listed blogs have RSS feeds.

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