One definition of a totem pole: "A pole or post that has been carved and painted with totems or figures, such as animals, that serve as the emblems of clans or families. Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest often erected these poles in front of their houses."
People sometimes refer to the corporate ladder as a totem pole. Example: "I would talk to the boss, but I have no chance of convincing him since I'm at the bottom of the totem pole."
So what's my point?
Look to the right side of this blog and you will see a photographic totem pole. Now if you're picture is at the bottom of the totem pole--or not there at all--you shouldn't be offended; every part of the pole is important to its existence. But I do think something special should always be at the top. Don't you?