Never underestimate the power of the written word. Words have the power to change the world, inspire people, and influence monumental decisions. It doesn't matter if it's an international bestselling novel, a Pulitzer Prize winning poem or a pro-bono television article on an online entertainment magazine.
Last week in my review of How I Met Your Mother, I ranted heavily about how a faltering subplot between characters Robin and Barney were strangling the lifeblood from the show and destroying both characters. I claimed if the writers or producers didn't take immediate action, these problems would be the death knell for the series.
So imagine my surprise when, one week after writing said article, the show did away with both the carcinogenic storyline and alteration of characters. Most likely this was the plan all along, as television shows are both written and filmed months before their airdates. However, just to stoke my own pride and ego, I will remain ever vigilant it was solely my editorial swipes that impacted the change.