>> Thursday, July 23, 2009
Shakespeare said: My problem is in the other direction: I have trouble knowing where to go to find more good blogs to read. I'm pretty eclectic about it all, but I like people with intelligence and humor (like you and JD, for example)... and I haven't found enough of those to keep me entertained. How can I go about finding more good blogs to read?
This is a fairly easy one and I bet you're already doing it.
There are some good ways to find blogs, of course, including entrecard, blogexplosion, blog catalog, even clicking on "next blog" at the top of one's blogspot blog. And I bet there are dozens more options that my readers will bring up. I've used these and I still do, to an extent. I've found good blogs this way (particularly EC).
However, the best way I've found to find good blogs, the kind worth filling up my blog list with, is exploring the blog links of my favorite blogs. True, you start slow, if you start from scratch, and might only have a handful. Follow intelligent comments back - it's almost always worth it. And, when you find a blog worth revisiting, take some time to explore their blog lists and trace back their commenters.
Chances are, the people who like your favorite blogs are writing blogs that would appeal as well. Pretty soon, you find you have a fine circle of quality blogs, filled with the kind of things or thinking that interests you.
And, of course, others will add to this advice.