I'm really impressed by this service.
It's a specialist blog search engine, and is a lot more up-to-date for blogs than the web search engines such as Google & Yahoo! are. Of course, it only searches blogs, so you still need the big players.
I've placed a search box from them at the bottom of my side bar ... I may later lift it up, but I really don't feel like adding yet another way to leave my page too high up. Since you've managed to find this blog I might as well make it easy for you to read the content before getting too many temptations to wander off.
They've got a way to sign up and create a profile. Their help page says
"As a member, you can:I figured "Why not?" I gave them a Spam Gourmet mail address, so if I've misjudged things, I can back out.
- Add a photograph to your profile and it will appear next to every search referencing your site.
- Help other people find your site's posts and learn more about you and your writing.
- Create free watchlists utilizing RSS to stay informed and track conversations as they happen.
- Enable your readers to search your blog on your own web pages with the Technorati Searchlet.
They also have a way to "claim" your blogs. I haven't a clue what that means, but again I've tried that. Their help pages told me the procedure, but
I was highly impressed that their newsletter was opt-in, not opt-out. I decided to subscribe just to see what it is.