This page features blogging services, blog hosts, blog search engines, etc. If you'd like to nominate a
site for this page, email John Kremer. I know that I have missed some
sites I truly would like to add to this list. Your site might be one of those. — John Kremer, author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books
57 million Americans (out of 147 million Internet users) read
blogs. 1.4 million new blog posts are created every day. 22 of the 100 most
popular websites in the world are blogs. Technorati tracks more than
70 million blogs. Blogs are hot!
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Blog Hosting Websites and Services
Here are some websites you can use to create your blog . . .
Blogspot: https://www.blogger.com/start The host for my
Book Marketing Bestsellers blog.
Clear Blogs: http://www.clearblogs.com.
Offers corporate blogging platforms as well as platforms for creating social
networks, forums, and other communities online. For one, they power the MySpace forums.
Cover It Live:
software for blogging at live events.
When you use CoveritLives software your commentary is streaming live onto
your web pages or blog, so your readers hear from you immediately after that
election result comes in, or that terrible play gets called, or the next time an
actor gets bleeped at the Oscars. Because they can instantly get their questions
to you as well as participate in polling questions you create, there is a reason
for them to stay online for a long time...not just check back in once in a
while. Once you add in some pictures and videos all in real time, youve created
an event worth watching.
http://www.feedburner.com/fb/a/blogs If you write a blog, check out all
the free services that FeedBurner offers to help you promote your blog to the
http://www.identi.ca A micro-blogging website with a group feature built
in. John's profile there:
http://www.jaiku.com A micro-blogging website designed to work with any
cellphone. Owned by Google.
Meebo: http://www.meebo.com Instant messaging website. 500,000 users.
http://www.ourstory.com Blogging or
social networking site for sharing stories. A service of Yahoo!
http://www.plurk.com Another microblogging website like Twitter. An
interesting interface. John Kremer's profile there:
Six Apart: http://www.sixapart.com Their Movable Type software allows you to host your blog on your site.
Six Apart is now SAY Media.
http://www.sosblog.com Create a blog or a
free multi blog. A multi blog is a blog where many blogs can be created. John
and website hosting service. But it seems to be in some trouble. Not responsive.
No affiliate program tab though they say they have one. No way to communicate
with them if you are not a member.
http://www.today.com You can get a free blog here, and get paid for your
blogging (get paid $1.00 per post and $2.00 per thousand impressions; also get
paid for referring friends). If you have an established blog, you can add it to
the blog directory here.
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com A free blogging platform for 140-character posts,
especially designed for text messaging via cellphone and instant messaging.
There are three million Twitterers. John
Kremer on Twitter:
The most professional of Say Media's blogging hosted sites.
http://www.vignette.com Offers business
blogging and social networking websites.
Windows Live Spaces:
http://spaces.live.com The blogging pages from Microsoft.
Offers hosted websites as well as blogging software.
http://360.yahoo.com The blogging and
social networking service from Yahoo!
http://www.zemanta.com Allows you to add some wonderful extra features to
your blog, no matter which blogging platform you use. Features include live
links, related articles, Facebook and Twitter connections, related photo
galleries, SEO tags, reblogging, and more.
Blog Search Engines
Use these search engines to find compatible bloggers, potential blogging partners,
blogs to comment upon, and places to list your own blog:
http://www.alltop.com An index of news stories and blog entries on almost
any topic, featuring the top blogs and websites. Perhaps the best resource for
locating partners and new web relationship possibilities.
Hosted by BuggerAll.com.
Best of the Web Blog Search:
http://blogs.botw.org A selective listing of older and valuable blogs.
http://www.biggerblogger.com A relatively new directory with few listings.
http://www.blogalaxia.com Features Spanish-language blogs.
http://www.blogarama.com Features over 65,000 blogs via various categories.
Blog Carnivals: http://www.blogcarnival.com
A Blog Carnival is a blog post where someone takes the time to find really good
blog posts from other bloggers on a given topic, and then puts all those posts
together in a periodic blog post called a carnival. If you'd like to set up a
blog carnival, this website will help you create and market one.
http://www.blogcatalog.com/directory Search for thousands of blogs
covering a wide range of topics.
http://www.blogclicker.com A blog exchange site.
http://www.blogdigger.com You can
search by date or by relevance. Also offers a local search (to find bloggers in
your area) as well as a toolbar to access their search features right from your browser.
Blog Directory: http://www.blog-directory.org
http://www.blogexplosion.com A large directory of blogs.
http://www.blogflux.com Includes a blog
directory, button making tools, comment tracking, forums, polls, and more.
top-rated and recently listed blogs, but also includes a blog search directory,
blogging news and forums, tools, and resources.
http://www.bloggeries.com Features a
blog directory, forum, reviews, tutorials, and more. Lots of categories and
subcategories for searching blogs.
directory featuring blogs by categories such as art, books, business, cultural,
diet & fitness, education, entertainment, environmental, religious, health,
hobby, humor, jobs, news, online dating, science, shopping, sports, technology,
teen, travel, writers, and personal blogs. Features 300 to 8,000 blogs in each
new blog directory offers sixty categories, including photo blogs and family
blogs. Includes a creative writing category. Also includes ratings.
http://www.bloghub.com Offers a drop down
category and member blog list. Includes hot topic and new blogger lists.
Features the top 1000 blogs, with RSS feeds.
lots of categories as well as the page ranks of blogs so you create
relationships with the most-visited blogs.
http://www.blogmad.net A blog exchange
http://www.blogpulse.com A service of
Nielsen BuzzMetrics. It search the most recent blog entries for any topic you want to follow.
A blog syndication network. Every time the free BlogReach widget is shown on
your blog, you earn an impression credit on the BlogReach network. Your latest
blog headline is then shown on someone else's BlogReach widget in the same
interest category as your site. This innovative network method of promotion
enables you to reach a wider audience.
http://www.blogrush.com A blog
syndication network. Add a free widget and your blog will be automatically
promoted on related blogs around the world.
Blog Search Engine:
Powered by Ice Rocket, this is a selective blog directory.
http://www.blogsoldiers.com A blog
video and podcast blogs.
Blogs for Small Business:
http://blogsforsmallbusiness.com/directory. A directory of small business
http://www.britblog.com Must be
genuinely Britished, i.e., culturally British.
http://www.daypop.com A blog search
Eaton Web Blog Directory:
http://portal.eatonweb.com Offers a
blog rating system.
http://www.enquira.org A new directory with 72 categories, including
books, literature, poetry, and writing.
Fuel My Blog:
http://www.fuelmyblog.com A social
network for bloggers.
Globe of Blogs:
noncommercial blogs by titles, author, or subject.
Google Blog Search: http://www.google.com/blogsearch
The Google search for blogs.
http://www.icerocket.com Search engine
for blogs (by most recent post), MySpace, and more.
India Blog Directory:
http://www.indiblogger.in A directory
of blogs from India.
http://www.izearanks.com Uses real data
to calculate which blogs are getting the most traffic and have the most
influence on the web.
directory of websites as well as blogs.
http://www.pijoo.com Newer blog directory.
http://www.sphere.com Motto: Connecting blogs and news. You can narrow
your search to the last 24 hours or seven days.
http://www.spillbean.com A new blog
directory with the following categories: entertainment, business, computers,
daily living, games, health, Internet, news, personal, recreation/sports,
regional, and society & culture. Few listings so far, but worth listing your
Super Blog Directory:
Offers lots of categories. You can search blogs by page rank, hits, or
alphabetically. Will not allow you to submit a blog in a category from
BlogSpot.com if another blog already exists from that URL.
http://www.technorati.com The most
comprehensive directory of blogs and blog posts.
http://www.toprankblog.com/rss-blog-directories This site features a list
of the submission urls for RSS and blog directories that you can submit your
blog or RSS feed to. Lots more places to submit your blogs and search for
others. This is the directory of blog directories (beyond this listing here).
http://www.twingly.com A blog post search
Yahoo! Blog Search:
http://www.zimbio.com Offers a blog
directory, wikizines, and user-submitted articles.
Blogging Information Sites
About.com's Guide to Blogs:
Mint: http://www.haveamint.com Mint is an extensible, self-hosted website
analytics program that allows you to track visits, referrers, popular pages, and searches. Cost: $30 one-time registration fee.
Start Blogging Online:
Good tips on getting started with a WordPress blog.
pMetrics gives you unprecedented detail on every visitor to your website. You can try it out via a free demo.