into the searchbox and press the enter key. To make it clearer, to see if this blog has been indexed, type
into the searchbox
If you find you blog cannot be found, it means it has not been indexed yet. If you see the blog in the search engine result page, then it has been indexed.
However, some may type, for example, the title of their blog into the search box and then expect to see their blog. Even if your blog is indexed, it may appear so deep in the search engine result pages, it will be very hard for you to find that link.
How to speed up indexing by search enginesThe most effective way to get you site indexed by search engine is to get an inbound link from a site which have already been indexed and which is crawled regularly. If you have a friend who have such a blog, perhaps you can ask a favor for a link to your blog to be placed in his, even if only temporarily until your blog has been indexed. Others think that adding a Google sitemap may help. To add a Google sitemap to your blog, see Adding a Google sitemap to your blog
Other ways to get links are to submit your blog to directories. The most important and hardest to get listed is DMOZ (Open Directory Project) now also callled Google Directory because DMOZ has been bought over by the giant Google. BTW Blogger Tips and Tricks got listed in DMOZ even without submitting the blog to DMOZ. Read about it by clicking the link. I had actually tried to submit a long time ago. I couldn't decide on what categories to submit it in. For submission to DMOZ, choosing the right category is very important. It takes a very long time to get listed in DMOZ, and your blog may not even be listed after a long time if it is found not suitable. Google Directory is based on DMOZ. This means that if your site is listed in DMOZ, you immediately get 2 inbound links from 2 high PageRank and authority sites. Plus other search engines uses DMOZ as a reference, and if your blog is listed there, it will definately be searchable in other search engines.
Other directories will be easier to get listed. You can find probably 10's or even 100's of them. Try them. They are easy to get listed. I have thought of preparing a list of blog directories, but figure you can find them yourself easily. Type "blog directory" into the search box above, tick [ ]Web and search. It is advisable to prepare a "directory submission" file with all the information normally required by the directories such as URL, description, tags (keywords), etc. in a Notepad file and save it in your computer where you can quickly find it when you need it. Then, you will not need to retype the same thing again and again.
Recently got a complaint in the comment. He said he tried but still cannot find his blog in the search results. Perhaps if you like to see some of your posts at the top of the SERP (Search engine result page), make a post or posts about some obscure topic which few people write about. Then your chances of being in the top 10 is very high. But note that if it is an obscure topic, it probably will be searched for by very few people.
Update 3 September 2007: for more information, refer to How to get good PageRank