Google has continued to integrate blogs into their news site by extending their ‘Alerts’ service (that emails you any time any site in their new index writes on a particular keyword) to cover blogs also.
This is very cool (I should say that the ‘idea’ is cool – I’m yet to actually test it)!
I have used ‘news alerts’ for some time now as a way to find breaking news on blog niches – but now to be notified via email when blogs use those keywords opens up some great possibilities also (although the numbers of blogs writing on some keywords could lead to overwhelming numbers of alerts).
Set up alerts here where you enter the keyword/s, whether it is a blog, news or web alert (etc) and how often you want to be alerted (ie as it happens, once a day or once a week). You can have alerts arrive in your inbox either as HTML or text emails.