: Larry Lessig and Dave Winer are getting excited about the phrase “citizen blogger.”

Unless I’m missing something, I think that’s redundant.

Bloggers are citizens.

That’s precisely what makes us notable: We’re of the people.

What’s more interesting is that bloggers are becoming reporters and commentators: citizen journalists. Bloggers are starting media businesses: citizen publishers. Bloggers are advertising: citizen marketers. Bloggers are helping run campaigns: citizen organizers. Bloggers are speaking directly to power: citizen lobbyists. Bloggers have an impact on religion: citizen clergy.

That’s what the Reformation is all about: not that citizens blog but that bloggers do what those in power used to do.