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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Blog Research Tool

Have you ever vaguely remembered reading something on a Blogger blog and wanted to find it again, but you're not sure you know what to look for? You just think you'd recognize it if you see it?

Or maybe you've discovered an interesting blog that has a lot of posts, and you're not sure how to sift through them? And the blogger doesn't like tags or labels, for some reason?

Here's a trick that works on Blogger: add /view/flipcard after the URL.

Examples: GROGNARDIA, Sham's Grog 'n Blog, Jeff's Gameblog,

Blogger offers other views, too, but the flipcard view is the one that packs the most information into the smallest space. Doesn't work for all blogs: Playing D&D with Porn Stars has this feature disabled, for example. But I use the trick with my own blog from time to time to find stuff I vaguely remember writing.


  1. Jesu Maria! The amount of crap on my blog is ridiculous!

    Good find, though.

  2. That is a really good trick - thanks for sharing it.

    I just tried it out on my place, yeesh, I need to back off the creepy stuff, maybe spend a little more time posting about rainbows and ponies or something.

  3. Yes very helpful, thanks for putting this up.

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  5. Oops, accidentally removed Brendan's comment about the OSR Search tool, instead of replying. Sorry!

    Anyways, the tool he's referring to is in my sidebar. I used to have it near the top of the sidebar, but I've scooted it down recently.

  6. For the lazy (or forgetful of syntax if they don't use it often) google made an addon for chrome to access them easily as well: