So is anyone else the doyen of PR blogging?

Blogspotting kicked up a duststorm in the PR world by called Steve Rubel a

I unwittingly triggered a little firestorm in the PR community by calling Steve Rubel the "doyen" of PR blogging. Read the exchange on Constantin Basturea’s blog.

I'll admit, "Doyen" wasn't the right word for Rubel. I just looked it up, and it means "the eldest or senior member of a group." Steve's not that old, nor was he the first PR blogger. But he's got a very popular blog. Is it less influential than I think? What word should I have chosen instead of doyen?

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