For me, the shine wore off of Martha Stewart a while ago. I used to buy her magazines, until I realized they aren’t written for real people. Most of the recipes and craft ideas I pored over in those pages were too complicated to translate into real life. Don’t even get me started on her wedding magazines. If only we all had an unlimited budget. When I watched her version of The Apprentice, it sealed the deal. She just didn’t seem…nice. I’m sorry. It just doesn’t matter to me how many perfect pies you can bake if you’re not a nice person.
Now, there’s this…
If I wasn’t already disenchanted with this woman, I most definitely would be now. The interviewer is on my list, too. Why are these women such snobs? Do you know what? Interviewer lady? I don’t even know who you are. Yeah, I said it. Get over yourself. You think social media is in poor taste, but I’ll bet you were checking your Facebook and Twitter pages on your break, maybe even Instagram. Funny thing, that.
And Martha. Martha, Martha, Martha. Bloggers are not experts. That’s a pretty open-ended accusation that you’re making, about a whole heck of a lot of people you know nothing about. Do you know what I blog about? My life. If I’m not the expert here, I don’t know who is. I’d like to see you try and get my girl dressed in the morning. No, really. I would bet money Martha couldn’t do it. She would demand Neely wear something “tasteful,” and she’s probably get something thrown at her. It happens to me often enough. And the last time I checked (which was about five minutes ago, by the way), Martha Stewart never studied at the CIA. She learned to cook by, well, cooking. I’m pretty sure she doesn’t have any kind of special degree or anything that might make one consider her to be an expert in sewing or creating, either. It’s laughable that she speaks in such a manner about bloggers’ expertise. Most are doing exactly what she did to end up where she is today. Except probably not insider trading. (Ooooh…I said it.)
My opinion? She feels threatened. Proof? Martha Stewart Omnimedia stock prices have gone down in the last year, like a lot. This New York Times article told me so.
Through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest, we’re looking to one another for ideas, not snobby rich ladies who know nothing about the way we live our lives. I think that’s how it should be. So bloggers, keep up the good work. Post your recipes and your crafts and your sewing projects. Make fun printables for the holidays, and share them with us. Put Martha Stewart out of business, and don’t feel bad about it. She’s not a nice lady, anyway. She thinks we have poor taste. Who needs her?