It took them long enough, but The Associated Press, the go to organization for journalistic standards finally announced what those of us in the blogosphere knew years ago.
The AP recently announced as part of changes to respond to the 'age of the Web' that its staff will recognize bloggers as valid sources of news and credit them in their articles.
This respect has already been earned and given to bloggers by other news outlets. Hopefully it will result in more credibility and increasing clout for those of us who take what we do in the blogosphere with our various blogs seriously.
It's about time. Now if we transosphere bloggers could get news outlets to follow the AP Stylebook guidelines for respectfully reporting and writing about trans people, everything would be copacetic.