Some people think that being a blogger isn't that big of a deal.
I beg to differ. People everywhere are noticing that bloggers are here - and they're here to stay. And as of late, bloggers have become a highly respected information source in today's world events. Simply turn on any TV or radio news broadcast these days and you'll hear someone referencing the fact that "bloggers are saying this" or "saying that" about some particular issue.
So naturally, along with that kind of notoriety comes a certain amount of due respect. In fact, I dare say that bloggers are suddenly becoming seen as our new social heroes. Here are some recent examples being overheard around the nation.
At a bloody crime scene:
Comment: Sorry buddy, but this is a secured area.
Response: It's ok - I have a blog.
At a crowded mall:
Comment: Can somebody help this poor man? I think he's having a heart attack!
Response: No problem, stand aside please. I'm a blogger.
At a swanky restaurant:
Comment: I'm sorry sir, we have no reservations available at this time.
Response: Is that so? We'll, I guess I'll just have to take my blog review to another establishment.
Reply: Oh, I believe I am mistaken. It appears a table has just opened up.
At a tense international peace conference:
Comment: Jimmy Carter has fallen ill at the last minute! Now who are we going to get?
Reply: I believe I can help. I comment on Dooce on a daily basis.
Of course these are only a few examples of how bloggers everywhere are making a difference in this world. Granted, these aren't everyday occurrences as of yet, but they will be ordinary stories in the very near future.
Now, you'll have to excuse me if you don't mind. I've been asked to consult the White House on some little matter involving troop withdrawal in Iraq.
Apparently they heard I have a blog.