I love discovering new blogs. And I love pointing people new to blogging in the direction of some quality blogs, so they too can understand what blogging is all about.
Blog directories are a great ‘one stop shop’ where you can find thousands of blogs on a variety of topics all in one place.
Not only are blog directories a great place to find inspiring content, they’re a way to research what other bloggers in your industry are doing. (What are they talking about? How is their blog designed and so on)
And once your blog has built up a few posts and you’re ready to increase your traffic it’s worth submitting your blog to these directories to build quality inward bound links. Here’s a great list here.
There are lots of blog directories on the internet - and here are our favourites (with a skew towards business and women, and all featuring actual blogs not posts):
Blog catalog - this is one of my favourite directories because it’s clean and easy to use. Blog listings include a screenshot and description.
Blogs by women - this is a directory of women’s blogs that is heavily moderated so there are lots of quality blogs to discover. Blog lists include descriptions, screenshots, page ranks and ratings.
Flokka - (of course!) flokka is not only a blog directory for women in business, it’s also a community for women in business. The blog list includes blog description and links to the author profile.
Blogs.com Top ten lists- includes a list of the top ten blogs in a huge variety of topics; from shoes to knitting to leadership and everything in between.
Blogher - a popular site with comprehensive categories and large blogroll of women’s blogs. Only the blog title is included in the directory though.
Bloggapedia -Easy to search and find blogs here. Listings include description and latest post title.
Blogarama -Again, easy to search under categories for your favourite topic.
What are your favourite blog directories?