Finding blogs with similar interests

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  • #9698

    transitions
    Member

    I would like to find bloggers with similar interests as me. I there a catalog for wordpress bloggers? Are there good directories that anyone can recommend in addition to Technorati?

    #9861

    cornell
    Member

    Try this:

    http://wordpress.com/tags/

    :)

    Collin

    #9886

    transitions
    Member

    Thanks Cornell, that was a great lead. Does anyone else have other suggestions? How about for other blog platforms?

    #9897

    drmike
    Member

    Google‘s blog search?

    #10436

    drashok
    Member

    how is it done?

    #10437

    timethief
    Member

    @drashok
    Have you looked at your dashboard lately? You might like to check out this link http://sc.wordpress.com/blog/2006/08/13/related-tag-surfer/

    #10438

    babbler
    Member

    You could look at blog carnivals.

    #10457

    nwhitfield
    Member

    On subscribing to certain tags in the dashboard: It would be nice to be able to view wordpress tags as list of items you can select from to add to your own tag surfing preferences. Does anyone know if this has been brought up as an item?

    Also, the process of finding tags seems a little haphazard– what if you are looking for “Children” but the tag is listed as “Kids”? you could totally miss a category you would like to watch for. Is there any way to cross reference the tags or associate them with synonyms?

    Thanks

    #10458

    knoizki
    Member

    I usually use the “hardway”. If you’re logged-in, at the upper right corner of wp, you see an arrow, click that and start browsing. It helps when you have nothing else to do, at least for me.

    #10459

    drmike
    Member

    Um, you may want to take a look at teh tag system as mentioned up above. I do believe they are cross referenced to some extent.

    #10460

    knoizki
    Member

    I know that DrMike, it’s fun doing it with the “arrow” thing, you never know what blog is gonna come out. I would also hope by surfing via the “arrow” thing (again), you earn credits from it like the BlogMad, it would be cool. :)

    #10461

    timethief
    Member

    @nwhitfield
    Have you noted my answer to your question here? Some of it may be helpful as you can use forum profile information on occupation and interest to locate bloggers at wordpress.com with interests similar to your own https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=4600

    Also note that you can use google by typing in the category/tag and site:wordpress.com and here’s an example http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&channel=s&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&hs=pjh&q=motorcycle+site%3Awordpress.com&btnG=Search&meta=

    Frankly I find that the google search function is very quick and complete.

    #10462

    nwhitfield
    Member

    Thanks for the info.

    I guess it’s just the software developer in me, but it seems a little silly to not have more powerful search tools included in wordpress. It’s kind of a pain to use third-party tools, random hits or manual scanning to locate other bloggers with similar topics, but I suppose I could get used to it.

    In the meanwhile, I’ll limber up my mousing finger…

    #10463

    timethief
    Member

    I can’t imagine why wordpress would find it cost effective to invest in “powerful search engine tools” when google has that covered.

    Another recourse available to you is to put up a post in the off-topic forum stating the categories of interest that you intend to blog on and stating you are looking for other bloggers with the same interests. Provided you have linked your username to your wordpress blog they will find you and some may post into the thread you create.

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