How to Use the Google Blog Search

Blogs have grown in popularity along with the Internet and Internet services. Blogs are a way for anyone to express themselves on any topic and share it with the world-anonymously, professionally, etc. Unless you are familiar with great blog sites and communities, it might be difficult to find a blog that interests you.

Of course, to start a blog search, you can simply type the keywords of your choice into the main search bar and click “Search Blogs“. You can also browse the Top Stories section for popular blog entries (directly below the search bar). There are several other features that may interest you.

The left side bar contains popular categories to choose from. Click any of these categories, like Politics, or Movies, or Sports to see listings of Top Stories in that category On the right is a list of “Hot queries” to see what everyone else is looking for or talking about, and “Recent Posts” to see what’s just been published.

When you perform a search on Google Blogs, you will be redirected to a list of related blogs that typically post on that topic. Under that is a listing of actual blog entries that mention your particular topic. If you want a blog you can subscribe to and read often, you probably want to check out the related blogs. If you want to just read current blog posts on a topic this once, you should probably look in the list below the related blogs.

If you want to find something more specific, you might want to click the “Advanced Blog Search” link to the right of the search bar. This will allow you to specify what blog title or author you are looking for. You can also specify the date of the post to only show entries within a certain range or since a certain day.

If you find a blog that you would like to subscribe to, you can often set up a subscription or email alerts with that individual blog site. Or, you can set up an RSS feed. This is a feature on your browser that allows you to see in plain text view the websites of your choice. They show only the recent changes or addition to the site. This is great for blogs, because typically the only changes are a new blog post. RSS feeds are stored to your browser and you can check your favorite blogs easily from here. It doesn’t load the bandwidth-consuming backgrounds, colors, pictures, and music, which makes RSS feeds great for those who have dial-up and other types of slow Internet connections.

Many people neglect the news and are unaware of what is going on in the world around them. This is a large mistake however and a good understanding of current affairs is actually crucial for many reasons. Here we’ll look at just why it’s so important to follow the news and why you should look for a news blog, website or news channel to provide you with regular updates.

Firstly the news can sometimes affect you. You might not think that news is constantly about crises in other countries, or things that have happened to other people, but more likely the news reflects a policy or government decision that will be utilising your tax money and that will affect your economy. The government is designed to work for us and this is the true idea of a democracy, however it’s the press and the blogs and news channels that allow us to actually see what the government are doing and that allow for democracy to work. People fought and died for freedom of speech and the freedom of the press that comes with it, and so to turn your back on it is a serious mistake. When it comes to an election, the news through the last few years should be the main thing influencing your decision.

At the same time the news can often affect you directly. For example the recent news of the ash cloud covering the sky meant that many flights had to be cancelled or couldn’t go ahead. However only those who read a news blog or watched a news channel would have known not to go ahead and book any last minute flights. Even on a more basic level, the news often includes the weather, and this will affect whether we get wet when we head outside or remember to bring an umbrella.

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