Friday, October 18, 2013
Martha, May I? My Open Letter to Martha Stewart
Oh Martha, you've really done it this time. First you became a felon and made false statements, then last week you went on Bethenny Frankel's talk show and said she, "really wasn't so like able back then." That angered a lot of her fans, but this, this is the jackpot. You've just alienated the fastest growing community we have, bloggers. The customers who purchase your craft supplies will now be boycotting your products in favor of a retailer who has the decency to not insult them as they spend their hard earned money slaving away personally over a DIY project. How could you after you built your empire on cooking, crafting and creating. Isn't that what bloggers are doing? Aren't we a community of people trying to lift each others spirits, build each others brands, and re pin one recipe or idea after another? Martha you know about community, you employ one. They are the chefs, crafters, DIY-ers and writers who make you, YOU. We make up us one blogger at a time, a tight knit community, of blog hops, link ups and blogging networks cheering on each little guy and aspiring to be that one who makes it. We should have known, who refers back to Martha Stewart Living now a days for a craft when we've got pinterest and amazing blogs at our fingertips? And these recipes that are usually not good? I personally have made quite a few of them and loved each and every one. In fact I've pinned and blogged a few myself . Martha you should have your staff make you some of these dishes, I think you would be pleasantly surprised! No, I'm not a Vogue editor, and thank God I'm not. Have you ever seen a picture of Anna Wintour? The woman looks miserable and she's definitely never tried any of our recipes. But, I live in the real world where If a recipe calls for an ingredient I can't pronounce, I'm not making it and budget is a weekly vocab word. DIY is mandatory to us bloggers not a section in a magazine used to drum up ratings. So you can take your fancy cakes and your uppity attitude because the blogging world left you long before you realized you didn't want to be apart of it. But we were too nice to let you in on the secret, but not so nice to stick up for ourselves.