Friday, February 16, 2007

Searching Blogs and Searching for Blogs

We gave our 'Every RVer Needs a Blog' seminar today. I'm expecting great things from this group! We had about a dozen people and they all brought their laptops. If any of the participants are reading this ... I hope you'll go to Geeks on Tour website and add your new Blog to the 'Your Blogs' list! Then we can all go visit. One question I always get in these seminars is 'How can I search for other Blogs?' I'm afraid that I've never answered that question very well. It's been a long time since I've searched for new Blogs because I already have so many that I like to follow. If you're looking for RVing Blogs, I really like Hitch Itch - (see link at the left sidebar of this blog also). He categorizes his RV adventurers by 1)New Sites, 2)Sites updated daily or weekly 3)Sites updated monthly 4)sites updated irregularly. These aren't all Blogs - some are custom-designed websites - but ALL are about RVing adventures. Right on Blogger's home page, they have a small 'search' button to search for Blogs. Blogger is owned by Google, so, I assume it's the same search as you'll get on a standard Google page. Just, instead of doing a normal Google search, click on the 'more...' button and select Blogs. Once you're in a Blog search, you can also limit your search to just Blogs that have been updated within a specified period of time: Google also provides a way to search within a Blog for whatever you want. So, for example, if you wanted to search this blog to find where we've mentioned our Safari motorhome, you would use the little search box in the upper left corner of the screen. When you click 'Search' the blog will now show all posts where the word 'safari' appears. Happy Hunting!

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