It's amazing how one election could change so many things.
Before the elections, bloggers were condemned by government officials as if they were scums of the Earth on par with child rapists and mass murderers. One guy named Khairy even compared bloggers to monkeys.
After the elections, suddenly we have monkeys invading the parliament along with his friend, Big Foot.
After the elections, even those big shots in the ruling party jumped on the blogging bandwagon.
The biggest news last week is that our former Prime Minister himself Tun Dr Mahathir has turned into a blogger as well.
So now kids, if anybody tries to tell you that blogging is a waste of time, feel free to say, "But Dr M also does it leh!"
Of course, there is a huge difference in the way these political heavyweights blog compared to the way that we from the younger generation do so. For example, these political leaders don't talk about what they have for lunch, which celebrities they met up with, or how many pink stuff from Juicy Couture they bought. These people tackle the big issues, using head-spinning words like "judicial appointment" and "press freedom" and "rising crude oil prices." Younger bloggers like us simply don't write much of such stuff at all.
What I am saying to these politician-turned-bloggers is, they should really lighten up themselves. Blogging is not just about "changing the political landscape" and all that. It's also about meeting new friends, doing crazy things and having fun. And these people don't do enough of that at all.
I mean, you are never gonna see Lim Kit Siang camwhoring like this on his blog.
Or stupid commenters like this in Dr Mahathir's blog.
Most definitely you are not gonna see Anwar joining some silly "I Sleep Better With Chipster" blog contest.
Still, I welcome these politicians joining our blogging community.
Because previously, when you say "bloggers", you immediately think bored teenage boys or attention-seeking schoolgirls putting 101 camwhoring photos of themselves in skimpy outfits. As early as 2 years ago, parents used to really hate their kids blogging.
But now, we have old politicians whose average age is 60 years old calling themselves bloggers!
I think that's a good thing. Old people using new technology is always cool. I just wish they could be more like friends with us younger bloggers, you know? Stop bashing your political rivals for once, and start coming to our blogger gatherings for a change. There's so much that we can show you.
Maybe sign up with Nuffnang or something.
Whoa, if that happens, then maybe next year's Nuffnang Bloggers Pajama Party is gonna look like this.
Ok, maybe not.