I've just been playing around with the Technorati Search service that I've included with this blog. See it at the bottom of the right column.
By searching on "John Kremer" in all web blogs, I found a lot of listings about myself that I hadn't known existed.
You can use the same search box to check for any blogs featuring "your name" or any key words you want to search. For example, perhaps you want to find blogs that have written about "quilt books" -- well, search Technorati. Do the same for any keywords you want to choose. Get to know which blogs are featuring content you are interested in. Then you have a chance to create a relationship with them that will make sense to them as well as to you.