We’re all familiar with the iPhone commercials where they say, “There’s an app for that.” Well, I realized the other day that one could easily replace the word “app” with “blog” in regards to the internet and all of the amazing blogs that are out there. Since I discovered the world of blogs a few months ago, my eyes have been opened to the fact that there seems to be a blog (more like, a bunch of them) for any topic you can think of. In a lot of ways it makes the world feel so much smaller, because you end up discovering all of these people that have similar interests and whose lives look very similar to your own.
With that thought in mind, I hopped on Google this morning to do a search for some sort of “blog finder.” I thought it would be really cool if there was some sort of database for all of the blogs out there, so one could just type a topic in the search bar and all of the related blogs would all come up. Granted, you could also just search the topic with the word “blog” attached to it in the actual Google site, but you might not get results that were all relevant. So anyway, I typed in “blog finder,” and wouldn’t you know, Google has already thought of this–and they’ve created something called “Google Blog Search.” You can find it here.
Sigh, yet again, Google is about eight (hundred) steps ahead of me. But I’m not complaining! I took this thing for a spin and was amazed at the results. First I typed in “bathroom renovation.” And immediately, there was a huge list of links to blog articles related to that (some were entire blogs devoted to just bathroom renovation, and some were particular articles within other blogs). A similar thing happened when I tried other searches. This is such a great resource, and it makes the whole “blog world” a lot less intimidating by kind of giving you insider access. You don’t have to discover blogs on your own, you can start by reading one article based on something you want to learn more about, and then maybe explore more within that blog afterwards.
If you’re new to the whole blogging “scene,” I would highly encourage you to try it out. The Google Blog Search would be a great place to start. I don’t think I’d be exaggerating if I said that blogs have literally changed the way I use the internet, not to mention given me a whole lot of great ideas and some enjoyable reading material as well.