First, I am retired and so I have a lot of time to do what I like to do and I like to read and watch cruising videos. Second, I live in Arizona where June, July and August are usually 100+ outside, 74 inside. Guess where I stay? Third, I am interested in boats and cruising, not only the boats and the gear but also the tales of those who are out there adventuring. Many of the people on the blogs I follow almost seem like friends that I have known for a long time. Fourth, I subscribe to almost 600 YouTube channels and read lots of blogs every day. (I also have a wife and a life besides.) Less than 10% of the blogs or vlogs I read or view are listed on this site, so I would say that I have culled the sites by topic to those that seem to me are the most relevant. As I have said elsewhere, I am not selling anything but I like to share the "good stuff" in an effort to give back, especially to those just starting. I hope that via the links on this site the reader gets educated and quickly finds a lot of other sites and resources that they can connect with.
To find new links I do a few common things, such as when I visit a blog I checkout the various pages looking for that site's list of sites they follow, and then I check them out. With YouTube I go to the channel's home page and on the right side there are lists of "Popular Channels" and I investigate those I am not subscribed to. YouTube also "Recommends" sites to visit. If I have not already subscribed, then I check them out and subscribe if they are currently active and look interesting. I also use "Sailing Channels" ( https://sailing-channels.com ) which lists all the current channels concerning sailing and cruising to find new videos.
I do have other interests besides boats, so I often find relevant sites which I think may be of interest to this site's audience. It has been a while since I did a count, but there are probably around 2000 links currently on this site. I try to update about once every two weeks more or less with over a hundred links added in the last couple of days.
BTW - I am always looking for comments on interesting sites to add, new blogs, new topics as well as other positive feedback, so let me know what you think.
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