How to search for WordPress.com blogs

UPDATE: April 14, 2008 There is now search function for wordpress.com blogs and you can see it in action right here.

Some bloggers have been seeking tips on how to locate other wordpress.com blogs. There are two other search approaches that can be used to find blogs at wordpress.com and they are outlined below.

(1) Google searches – Here is an example of a search string that will produce results.

[key words] wordpress blogging tips site:wordpress.com [note there is no space following the colon]
indie music site:wordpress.com

By changing the key words you can locate blogs by subject matter and by the site ie. wordpress.com.

(2) WordPress.com global tag page searches - Here are examples.

http://wordpress.com/tag/knitting/
http://wordpress.com/tags/sports/
By changing the key words you can locate blogs by subject matter.

(3) Once you have located other blogs with subject matter that interests you you can type the url’s of those blogs into your Tag Surfer and have a feed to them that you can check on a daily basis.

(4) Please take note that by failing to assign categories and tags to your blog posts you are making your blog posts “hard to find”. Here is a post that may help you “Promote Your Blog: Increase Traffic”.

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22 thoughts on “How to search for WordPress.com blogs

  1. I have a question, I pressed edit profile and changed my picture for my profile but it’s still the one it was before…when will it change or can I just not see it?

  2. There isn’t an automatic way of doing it here at wordpress.com. The one on this blog is created and updated by hand. The main work is in getting caught up to your current posts, after that it isn’t too much work to just add each one as you do them.

  3. Hello Time~Thief, thank you for including my site in your post I also got your track back
    I will be updating my post with a insert of your site post so you will be getting a track back from me also. :)

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