Blogs are wonderful, but there are millions of them, and how do you find like-minded souls among the multitudes?
Like many bloggers, I suspect, my initial discoveries were random, but I soon learnt to follow others' blogrolls. But after a while that becomes horribly circular.
One way to break out into new pastures are blog carnivals, which gather together posts on a theme. In my circles these have become quite a tradition, and I'm proud to have contributed to it with Carnivalesque No 4.
(Carnivalesque, founded by the blog mistress extraordinaire Sharon on Early Modern Notes, is a bi-monthly collection of posts on early modern (broadly defined as 1450-1850) history from anywhere in the world. The home site is here.)
Among the others of which I am aware are:
I'd be pleased to know about others - comments most welcome!