There are very few bloggers out there who have not heard how powerful social networking can be, and how important it is to those who are looking to grow their blog readership and capitalize n their blogging efforts. This post can be logged as something of a case in point.

Best Of Intentions

My intention in writing this post was to bring to light some of the strategies that I use for finding good blogs to review. Of course regulars know by now that one of my favorite ways is to hear from you, our readers, and to follow your leads and suggestions. All readers are always welcome to leave a comment on any blog review here at Digg It and point us to blogs worthy of reviewing. It would please me no end to have an overflow of reader submissions!

Alas, often times I do not, and I am left to my own devices. What to do then?

Finding Good Blogs On The ‘Net

In the past the first thing I would do would be to Google some random blog topic and dig through the results. That usually gets me somewhere, but it often takes a lot of time and searching through a few blog results before I come up with something worthwhile (which also means I have to sort the blog results from other random returns).

A bit more reliable strategy is to follow links to other blogs through blog rolls and blog posts. This usually gets me better results, because most bloggers have some standard of their own before they will post a link backed by their good name.

Most recently I have been using blog directories, most specifically BlogCatalog, to find good blogs. I still have to sift through and search for results, but the format makes that task much easier. For one, it seems that bloggers who bother with a service like BlogCatalog tend to be more serious and dedicated. Of course, this is not always the case, but the odds seem to be in my favor.

Secondly, the organization makes it simple to do that searching. All of the results actually are blogs, and they are all arranged conveniently by category and interest. You get a quick summary before you ever leave the site, so you have an idea of what you will find. I like to go direct to the BlogCatalog Directory page, and pick an avenue of interest, then proceed from there.

How Will Your Blog Be Found?

For bloggers, this is an important question to consider. Think about the power that these sites have over your blog, and what you can do to get in the eye of potential readers and subscribers. Think like a potential reader, and put yourself in the pathways that they might be using to find you.


Mary Ward
Do You Digg It!
Blog Review Team
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