Okay folks, I’ve been poking around looking for personal blogs, small group blogs, and generally any site that’s blog-like and not run by a corporation. Google is not helpful, because its algorithms want to show me pages that get the most traffic, and no matter how I tweak my search parameters will not help me find small, vanity blogs. Blogrolls don’t exist as a thing any more, so I can go to blogs I like and see who they connect with. There aren’t a lot of “networks” any more, and very few blog carnivals. Which means that there really aren’t many mechanisms left for discovering new blogs.
So I’m turning to you for recommendations. If you run an active blog, post a link and a little bit on what it’s about in the comments. Tell me about blogs that you follow and absolutely love, post links and descriptions in the comments. If you know of ways to find blogs (beyond WordPress’s feeble recommendations on their site), leave a comment and a link. Help me find what’s out there.
At this point I’m not limiting topics. I don’t care what people are blogging about. All I care is that they’re real people, and running their own page. I don’t care that a celebrity write a regular column on media-shill-dot-com or that there’s a cool person creating great content for corporate-click-bait-dot-com or any of that. I definitely don’t want to know about blogs that were cool, but haven’t been updated in forever. Living pages. Grassroots. DIY. Homegrown. That’s what’s seeking this time around.
Thanks in advance, folks. And spread the word. If you have friends who are (still) into blogging, ask them for recommendations and point them in this direction. I have no idea what I’m going to do with this information just yet, but I want to know who’s still out there plugging away.