How to Find Blogs

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

Blogging has changed the way much of the information on the internet is presented. Any person or company with expertise, a viewpoint, or skill can blog regularly on the topic and pick up readers for their blog. Although it is difficult to pin down just how many active blogs are out there, a guestimate from reputable guessers put it somewhere between 200 and 400 million. It could be more.

So, how do you find the jewels in a base of millions of blogs? 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 BlogSearchEngine.org. 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.

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 stood the test of time. Any of them can lead you to a blog on precisely the topic you seek.

 

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.

Bloggernity, the Blogger Search Directory, covers only Blogger blogs, but there is no shortage of blogs here. With daily updates in every category, there is always something new to discover and enjoy. The more than 30 main categories include Personal Blogs, Travel Blogs, Environmental Blogs, and Humor Blogs. 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. 

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, which most blogs have.

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.

Scroll through the home screen of BlogCatalog to discover bloggers in categories of Entertainment, Living & Leisure, Art, Business & Tech, News, and more, or click one of the topic tabs to go straight to a category screen. Each category tab has a list of subcategories to pick from, so you can zero in on the topic you are looking for. The directory prides itself on showcasing blog articles with advice, humor, and insight for every age, interest, and expertise.

Note: BlogCatalog hasn’t been updated recently, but it is still up and running with a huge catalog of blogs.