ReadWriteWeb's recent roundup of blog search engines got me thinking how much we really need a solution for blog search. The major players here are simply, well, not quite there yet. I've had plenty of quality time with both Google Blog Search and Technorati and both have their fair share of problems.
Google Blog Search is the quick'n'dirty one - it works fast but includes all sorts of things that aren't really blogs (such as comment feeds). Additionally, there is no real ranking so it leaves you to sort the wheat from the chaff. Google Blogsearch alerts are pretty good, though.
Technorati, on the other hand, has a decent database but has too many bugs. The highlight is the "Sorry, an error has occurred" pages I see way too often. How can a respectable Alexa 500 site live with these problems? It's even worse than the Twitter fail whale!
So what's your solution for blog search?