Saturday, January 28, 2012

ISO: Daily Reads

Back when I first started blogging, there were two websites that directed 90% of my traffic here. They were also the way I found almost every blog on my blog roll. Those two websites were blogmad.net and blogexplosion.com. Both have seemingly went out of business.

Blogmad's page no longer exists. Blogexplosion exists, but the FAQs page is dead and I don't know what my username is anymore. An email seeking help went unanswered, so I assume that's just a ghost ship.

I'm looking for something similar. I don't particularly care about driving traffic to my blog at this point, but I'd like to find some blogs that are updated almost daily. How the hell do people find interesting blogs these days?

First I tried stumbleupon.com. I find it to be awkward and clunky. To make matters worse, it seems like every blog I stumbled to was last updated two years ago. How hard is it to add a god damn filter to only stumble to blogs updated in the last two weeks?

Since then, I've been to a myriad of other sites: blogtoplist.com, blogflux.com, blogcatalog.com, and I don't even know who else. The end result is always the same.

Doesn't anyone know how to search for recent, interesting blogs anymore?

3 comments:

Betty said...

I find it almost impossible to find new blogs, too. You'd think there would be a directory of some kind, somewhere, wouldn't you. If you find one, let us know.

Ben said...

@Betty--All of those places I listed are blog directories, but it is sort of like searching through the world's biggest phone book. To make matters worse, it's only organized by popularity. And I think it still tracks dead blogs.

There has to be a better way...

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

you can check out blogs on your own blog at top of the page..