I don’t visit any blogs regularly, apart from Margaret’s Lark Journals, and also the recently created blog (linked to the Classic Romance Revival yahoo group) which I have just joined.
My main writing contacts are through various yahoo groups which I have joined. Of course, there’s a lot of promo in these groups, but I do try to visit some of the blogs where people I have got to know are being interviewed or are blogging. I also try to leave a comment on these. As Margaret has said, you have to support your friends and hope that they will also support you.
Topics that come up on the yahoo groups are sometimes interesting; others don’t interest me at all. For example I’m not into Regency stories, since a lot of them tend to be ‘modern stories in costume’ and paranormal/fantasy doesn’t do anything for me either, so I don’t follow (or contribute to) the discussions about these.
I don’t visit any websites regularly either. If I have time, I look at the websites of some of the authors on the yahoo groups, some of which are very impressive – especially compared with my own feeble effort. But I can’t afford a professional web-designer at present!
Last but not least, I enjoy our blog because it makes me think about topics I might otherwise not think about, and examine, sometimes clarify, my own attitudes and thoughts.