In the Blogosphere, you'll find blogs created as a "first blog" by beginning bloggers, as well as blogs created by those who have dozens of other blogs already. Anybody with Internet access is entitled to make his / her own contribution.
If you want to estimate, in any 10 minute slice of time, what blogs are being published, you can examine the Recently Updated Blogs list. That list, however, only shows you what blogs are being updated - it in no way shows you what blogs, in total, occupy the Blogger portion of the Blogosphere. In reality, there is no way a single, flat list could ever enumerate the entire blog population.
When you view Recently Updated Blogs on your own, you'll understand this to be true.
If you wish to examine blogs being published, the "Next Blog" link in the Navbar, which draws from the same database as the one depicted in Recently Updated Blogs, will provide a random selection.
While Recently Updated Blogs will give you a complete representation of all blogs, the "Next Blog" link will provide a filtered list, as it is intended to be used by the blogging population in general, and controversial and malicious blogs are not welcome.
Both the "Next Blog" link, and the Recently Updated Blogs list, have several major limitations
- They only show blogs based upon activity, and activity only within a 10 minute slice of time, at any given time.
- They are easily manipulated ("juiced") - blogs published repeatedly, during any 10 minute period, will be found repeatedly by you, the reader. If you are like me, you will repeatedly republish any post as you make updates, sometimes every couple minutes, during a 10 or 15 minute span of time.
- Blogs that aren't updated won't show up for either "Next Blog" or Recently Updated Blogs.
- Since Blogger blogging is multi-cultural and multi-national in nature, many blogs are published which won't be of interest, or even readable, to many blog surfers. Very few blog surfers are sufficiently multi-lingual to be able to enjoy all blogs published at any time during the day.
Google Blog Search is the closest thing to an accurate and canonical enumeration of all blogs. Since a static list, no matter how often updated, would be quickly out of date, we use a dynamic search. This gives you an up to date list (barring the inevitable latency, as the Google spider won't index every blog every minute).
The Google Blog Search - Advanced Blog Search wizard provides a dynamic list of blogs, selectable by any combination of various useful details
- Date and time published.
Be realistic - you don't want to see all blogs - that would be like taking a census of the world by lining each person up in a line. You'd never get to the end. You'll have to have some affinity in mind, to start. How about
All blogs published in English,for instance. That's a frequent request, in BHF: How Do I?.