Wordpress.com blogs you have Tag and subscribed Blog surfing features with which you can surf your subscribed blogs, and get the update information from the blogs. You can also have the list of Blog of The Day in here http://botd.wordpress.com/ . There seems to be no random blog surfing, and blog hopping and just hovering over different blogs in wordpress.com at this time. Earlier WordPress.com had a Next Blog link on the admin bar on the top, when you are logged in into your wordpress.com account, (http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2006/02/08/blogs-where-to-next/). But it was removed. But although the link was taken out, the feature is still there. This post will describe how to re-enable the Next Blog feature, and let you visit blogs randomly .
Random wordpress.com Blog
The secret is the “next/” link. What you need to get a next wordpress.com blog is simply append “next/” (obviously without the quotes) after your blog, or any blog address. For example to get a random blog you need to append “next/” tag to my blog link, or any wordpress.com blog like below:
https://phoxis.org/next/ http://wordpress.com/next/ http://yourblog.wordpress.com/next/
Note that you need to append a forward slash at the end, and thus https://phoxis.org/next won’t work. A forward-slash ‘/’ should follow the “next”.
To avoid typing and appending next/ every time, you can bookmark any of the link shown above in your web browser. Whenever you click the bookmark you will get a new blog. Simply drag and drop the following link to your bookmark bar of your browser : Next Blog
Random Posts Within a Blog
Yet another feature, which is already there, is random posts within a certain blog. This can be achieved by appending the “?random” string after any blog URL. For example to get a random post from my blog you need to enter
You can do this from the admin bar of your blog also when you are logged in. Take the most cursor over the “Blog Info” link on the admin bar and the click on the first link “Random Post” and there you are. This feature was introduced as an wordpress.com easter egg. (http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2007/04/26/get-random/)
Although the next blog feature starts to repeat the same blogs after some time. But is definitely a good feature for surfing blogs easily, hosted in wordpress.com. This also helps the small blogs to get some attention. It would be great if wordpress.com reintroduces this feature again. So start wordpress.com blogsurfing and visit the Next Blog