April 7, 2008
Ethiopian blogosphere doesn't explode
There was a time when over-excited journalists wrote over-excited articles about Ethiopia's exploding blogging scene.
That time seems to have passed.
I just did a spring clean of MeskelSquare's Ethiopian blogrolls (in the right-hand column), and spent most of my time pruning away dead websites. From the ones that are left inside Ethiopia, only a handful have been updated in the last month. Even Ethio-Zagol has gone quiet.
Here is the ever-growing list of Ethiopian websites that seem to be dead or dying, all of them sorely missed:
4kilo, Addis Gay's Cafe, ADDIS TIBEB, The Ameche Rant, Carpe Diem Ethiopia, CoffeeChilliSun, deli[log]ue, Elicit Beauty, ET Blogs & Diaries, Ethio-Zagol Post Diaries, Ethiopia Adoption Blog, Ethiopia Encyclopedia, Ethiopiques Blog, Everyday life in Addis – as seen by a keen observer, Filweha Pundit, For Bikes Sake, Journaling Ethiopia, Kirkos, Liben's Events List, Lost In Ethiopia, Nani Inc, One Ethiopia, Photoblog Ethiopia: According To Alemayehu, Redeem Ethiopia, Satisfy my soul [ego], Save Addis Ababa University, Seattle teens opinion on Ethiopia, Shadows of My Smiles Echoes of My Laughs And Skeletons of My Tears, Weblog Ethiopia, Weichegud! ET Politics, Zegabi
So what is going on? Has the great Ethiopian blog blockage worked? Is there just less to write about these days? Is there a whole world of websites out there that I just haven't seen?
Posted by aheavens at April 7, 2008 2:39 PM