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February 24th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Culture

If you love reading Arab blogs, you need to be reading Toot. It’s not an aggregator (like Syria Planet, which simply lists every single blogpost), instead Toot handpicks its favourite Arab blogposts every day.

Membership of this exclusive club isn’t easy to achieve. And that’s all the better for the readers. Every post they recommend is worth a look. And they’ve just added a brilliant selection of bloggers to their collection, making Toot even more valuable than it was before:

Syrian Foodie in London – Kano’s blog which I raved about when he first launched it

Maya Zankoul‘s beautifully drawn cartoons, taking a cynical look at life in Lebanon

Qunfuz – one of my favourite Syrian blogs of all time (look at my sidebar if you don’t believe me), by Robin Yassin-Kassab, author of The Road From Damascus

And the Syrian firestarter, Maysaloon

Ok, so I know four of their new additions. But there are a whole load more new blogs added to Toot which I can’t wait to fall in love with.

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 kano // Feb 24, 2010 at 10.14 pm

    Thank you for the nice words as always.

  • 2 Roba // Feb 25, 2010 at 1.01 am

    Thank you! :) I’m very flattered you like these blogs, I have to admit that this year’s batch really stood out. Maya Zankoul’s blog is especially refreshing… so smart and funny.

  • 3 Craig // Feb 25, 2010 at 9.27 am

    Qunfuz – one of my favourite Syrian blogs of all time (look at my sidebar if you don’t believe me), by Robin Yassin-Kassab, author of The Road From Damascus

    An abusive person who deletes even polite dissent. Hardly a credit to the Arab blogosphere. I saw one of this person’s posts on Toot and commented on it. My first visit will be my last. No thank you. Personally, I think Toot has gone downhill quite a bit since it first started. Unfortunately, most of the original batch of bloggers that Toot featured have gone quiet, and it may be that there just aren’t any decent bloggers replacing them, but there’s no excuse for a blogger that won’t tolerate dissent on their own blog. What’s the point of that?

  • 4 Mark // Feb 27, 2010 at 1.28 am

    Cool site! It has informed me of many bloggers I never knew were out there!

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