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Searching blogs

Although any search engine can be used to find blog content, the following tools are optimized for blog searching.

  • Google Blog Search
    http://www.google.com/blogsearch
    Google Blog Search provides fresh, relevant search results from millions of feed-enabled blogs.

  • Bloglines
    http://www.bloglines.com/
    Bloglines is a free online service for searching, subscribing, creating and sharing news feeds, blogs and rich web content.

  • Technorati
    http://technorati.com/
    A blog search engine and directory. Technorati also publishes their own content and highlights content from across the web.

Reading blogs

If you read lots of blogs you may find the following tools helpful.

  • Bloglines
    http://www.bloglines.com/
    Bloglines is a free online service for searching, subscribing, creating and sharing news feeds, blogs and rich web content.

  • Google Reader
    http://www.google.com/reader
    A free and easy to use reader for following blogs and other online syndicated content. Google reader includes tools for sharing content and is integrated with other Google products such as GMail and Google+.

Creating blogs

  • Bloglines
    http://www.bloglines.com/
    Bloglines is a free online service for searching, subscribing, creating and sharing news feeds, blogs and rich web content.

  • Blogger
    http://www.blogger.com
    Create your own blog in three easy steps. Run by Google.

  • LiveJournal
    http://www.livejournal.com
    A free open source communication tool that can be used to create a blog or a personal journal online.

  • MySpace
    http://www.myspace.com
    Members of this online community can use the site to create and follow blogs.

  • Tumblr
    https://www.tumblr.com/
    A hosted blogging platform designed to make sharing content from the web easy. Tumblr lets you post text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos, from your browser, phone, desktop, or email.

  • Twitter
    http://twitter.com/
    Tell the world what you are doing in 140 characters or less. Micro-blog.

  • Wordpress
    http://wordpress.com/
    Start your own free Wordpress blog with this hosted service.

  • Wordpress.org
    http://wordpress.org
    Learn about the popular open source blogging software, Wordpress.
 
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