Mohamed, from Cairo asks a good question:
Seems that the only reason blogs get mentioned is politics, and seems that the only people whom are interested in Egyptian politics are non-Egyptians! In order to balance things abit, I've written an article about blogs, from a total non-political perspective, and am trying to publish it at one of the local English-language publications, in an attempt to get more non-political bloggers on board. Looks like no one is interested though. Doesn't sell if its not politics?
I also think that the readership of non-political blogs decreased too, I myself skip reading posts on the aggregator that are not politically related from bloggers I read infrequently. I guess it doesn't sell now because of the politically charged times we are experiencing.
My problem is that I am not creative enough when it comes to politics, so I guess I will either have to shut up, take people by hand and direct them to interesting articles published elsewhere (like a linkblog) or try and blog about politics and see if I can improve by time.
P.S: Mohamed could you please allow people without a blogger.com account to post comments on your blog ?