How to Find New Blogs to Read

Have you ever found yourself bored with visiting the same blogs all the time? I do. That’s why I make a concerted effort to find new blogs to read every few months. Often, I find new blogs just by checking out other bloggers’ blogrolls. But, I’ve realized there’s more than one way to discover new blogs to read. Below are four of my favorite ways:


Here at Brown Girl Bloggers, we’re obvious fans of the Disqus commenting system. One great thing about Disqus is that it logs its users’ comment activity, making it easy to find out which blogs other bloggers are reading and commenting on. If you click on any user’s Disqus profile, their recent activity will appear. (Note: Some users make their activity private.) When the activity appears, scroll through to see if any of the posts they’ve responded to interests you. If so, click the link to the blog post and head over to that person’s blog.


On Bloglovin’, you can follow blogs that you want to keep tabs on. When you sign up, you can create a feed of your favorite blogs so that all their new posts show up in a single feed. In addition to following blogs on Bloglovin’, you can also explore and discover other blogs in various niches. If you click the ‘Discover’ tab, you’ll see the most popular blogs. You can filter them by category (e.g. beauty, fashion, DIY, food, etc.) to find the ones you’re most interested in.


After participating in only two Brown Girl Blogger Twitter chats, I’ve been introduced to dozens of new bloggers who I probably wouldn’t have discovered on my own, which is one of the benefits of joining them. The easiest way to go about finding new blogs during Twitter chats is to participate in the chats you’re genuinely interested in. This way, you’ll have more to add to the conversation and you’ll be more likely to stick around for the duration of the chat and meet other bloggers.


We have our own version of link round-ups called This Week’s Links wherein we link to share-worthy content written by brown girl bloggers. It’s our way of showing love to brown girl bloggers who support us, as well as introducing the BGB audience to content from their peers. These days many bloggers are doing some variation of link round-ups on their blogs. So if you’re looking to find new blogs to read, don’t skip over link round-ups. Click on some of the links included in the blogger’s round-up and comment on the posts you find most interesting.

How do you find new blogs to read? Let us know in the comments below.

P.S. Is the blogroll dead?

Author: Drea Hall

Drea is a Chicago-based freelance writer and lifestyle blogger at The Drea Daily. She's obsessed with coffee, books and blogs, handbags, and lipstick. When she's not blogging, you can likely catch her tweeting about something on Twitter @DreaEHall.

  • I might have to check out Feedly. Thanks for the suggestion Kiana & Leanne!

  • I use Feedly too and love it. I have all my blogs organised in different folders. I often look at links for people in comments sections of blogs I like and recently Instagram has introduced me to some interesting bloggers. If I like someone’s profile, I almost always check them out to see if they have a blog.

  • These are great ideas for discovering new blogs! When I first starting reading blogs I used Google Reader and when that was discontinued I migrated to and have been using that ever since to discover new blogs. When I first signed up I just searcedh for key terms and then followed suggested blogs based on those key terms. The site also provides suggestions for similar blogs based on those that you’re following. I also have been adding other blogs I discover via Twitter, this site, etc. and adding it all to my feed.

  • I’ve never tried FB groups. Thanks for sharing, Bobbie.

  • Bobbie

    I usually find blogs thru FB groups or Twitter

  • That’s a good point, Natasha. I hate when that happens. Maybe I should start up a bloglovin feed…

  • Only thing about that for me is that I hate going to the blogs and they don’t have a new post up yet lol
    Bloglovin’ helps remove my disappointment lol ;-)

  • I tend to throw my link up as soon as the chat begins, but I can see how it’s beneficial to do it again at the end of chats. Good point. And no, I don’t use RSS. I prefer going through the blogs I have bookmarked on my browser.

  • I like to ask people to share their links at the end of Twitter chats. Sometimes you connect during the chat and then forget to connect moving forward. Does anyone use RSS?


  • Twitter’s another good one, especially if you look at Twitter lists or follow accounts that share bloggers’ posts.

  • I look on Twitter most of the time or on Bloglovin’ as well.

  • Bloglovin’ is great if you can get used to it. I like going directly to the blogs I enjoy reading, though. I’m weird like that. ;/

  • I LOVE Bloglovin’. It makes it so easy to not have to manually navigate to the 200+ blogs I follow lol. They just pop up when there is a new post! :-)