Six years before the Egyptian revolution of January 2011, many young Egyptians had resorted to blogging as a means of self-expression and literary creativity. This resulted in the emergence of a new literary genre: the autofictional blog. Such blogs are explored here as forms of digitalliterature, combining literary analysis and interviews with the authors. The blogs analysed give readers a glimpse into the daily lives, feelings and aspirations of the Egyptian youth who have pushed the country towards a revolution. The narratives are also indicative of significant aesthetic and political developments taking place in Arabic literature and culture,giving an insight to the mindset of Arab youth in times of a cultural and political revolution.