If you’re new to a topic or even trolling online for story ideas, why not spend a few minutes seeing what people are blogging about. It’s my new mantra — spend seven minutes on something to see what I can learn. Anybody can find seven minutes. But I have to set a timer or I’d be there an hour!
A quick way to see what is in the blogosphere is to search by keyword or topic on a website such as Technorati.
For example, I put in “IPhone” a few weeks after the release of a new phone and operating system. At the right is what I got. And I found a couple leads, if I worked the business or consumer beats.
It also offers what it calls “channels” with blogs on these topics: Women, technology, business, entertainment, lifestyle, sports and politics.
If you’ve got a favorite way to search blogs, please leave a comment below and I’ll share it with our followers.