OK, I'm quite prepared to accept that I'm the only one who didn't know about it.
But just in case there are more UAE Community Blog members as ignorant about these things as me, here's the story...
My records told me I had a visitor from globalvoicesonline. I didn't know who that was, but on checking I found quite a few of us have our blog postings being quoted and hyperlinks given.
The site says: "Global Voices Online is a non-profit global citizens’ media project, sponsored by and launched from the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at the Harvard Law School.
How Global Voices Works:
A growing number of bloggers around the world are emerging as “bridge bloggers:” people who are talking about their country or region to a global audience. Global Voices is your guide to the most interesting conversations, information, and ideas appearing around the world on various forms of participatory media such as blogs, podcasts, photo sharing sites, and videoblogs.
Our global team of regional blogger-editors is working to find, aggregate and track these conversations. Each day they link to 5-10 of the most interesting blog posts from their regions in the “daily roundups” section. A larger group of contributing bloggers is posting daily features in in the left-hand Weblog section, shedding light on what blogging communities in their countries have been talking about recently."
So, if anyone else wasn't aware of it that's what it's all about, and we get a fair amount of coverage. You can find them at Global Voices Online
OK, so you all knew already! I'm the only one who didn't. Samuraisam has pointed out that Global Voices Online is already linked over there on the right. I really must pay more attention...