Last weekend, I wrote about 10 bloggers who inspire me. They each write new articles on a near-daily basis; and I respect them for their prolific writing and quality of content.
I say this with authority, as I’ve followed each of their blogs for an assortment of weeks and months.
If you’re like me, you also have a stable corps of blogs you read on a daily or weekly basis.
How often do you break the mold and find new blogs to read? I challenge you to try. Only by learning from new people–and commenting on new blogs, if you enjoy jumping into blog dialogues–can you gain knowledge and share those teachings with other people.
Here are three ways you can find new blogs today:
1. Use Alltop. Alltop.com is like a news stand of blogs. Blog publishers opt-in and add their feeds to respective categories; I listed AriWriter in the social media category. If you mouse-over blog post titles, you can read a summary of what each is about.
2. Use Technorati. With less detail than Alltop, there is still a blog directory that enables you to click on a subject that interests you for more information.
By clicking the link for pet blogs, I notice about halfway down a self-description for Pitter Patter of Pink Piddy Paws: “A Single Gal and her Siamese Ferret tackle life and love with laughter and kitty treats!”
3. Use Google Blog Search. I use this search engine daily, to filter blogs from everything else on a typical Google adventure.
There’s a simple category list that displays popular results, but you can also type in a query for indexed results. When I inputted zoo pets, the first result is about a white rhinoceros born yesterday at the Madrid Zoo.
I challenge you to use one of these strategies today and find a new blog. I challenge you to find one new blog every day and add it to your browser bookmarks, your Delicious collection, or your feed reader. By learning at the new blog, you may realize it’s contagious to link to it for a new blog post of yours.
It may go without saying; but if you add a comment there, that person is very likely to reciprocate the action.