How to Find a Blog by a Certain Person
By Francesca Ayala
These days just about everyone has a blog. There are several websites that host content for free and allow users to self-publish without having to learn HTML code and pay for domain servers. Since the blogosphere is a public platform, searching for a specific person's blog is incredibly fast and easy.
Open up your web browser and type in the URL of a person's blog if you know it; this should automatically take you to the blog.
Type in the person's name and "+ blog" in Google's search engine. Click "Search." If the person uses Blogger, then her blog address will show up in the search results since the site is owned by Google.
Use a blog search engine to locate a person's blog if you cannot find it with Google. A popular blog search engine is Technorati.com. Many bloggers register information with this site to promote their blogs. To use Technorati, type the URL in your browser and use the site's search box to locate a person's blog. You can type in their name or a specific topic to narrow down your search.
- It helps to know the specific blogging platform a person is using. You can visit that site and use its search feature to look for a particular user's blog. Popular blog sites to check out are:
- - www.Tumblr.com
- - www.livejournal.com
- - www.wordpress.com
Francesca Ayala has worked as a freelance writer since 2003. She has written for magazines, newspapers, websites and news wires in the Philippines, the U.S. and Hong Kong. She has lived in the Philippines, Switzerland and the U.S. Ayala has a degree in visual and communication arts. She will receive her Master's degree in online journalism from USC in May 2010.