I don’t usually like to comment on ‘fad events’ such as this Martha Stewart comment about bloggers, but as a blogger here is my thought:
Most bloggers aren’t experts. We’re the trend setters. We share things that we like and that our readers like and we’re good at it. Doctors are not experts; they have ‘practices’ and on important issues, we get second opinions. If we are to believe that our blog readers visit only our blog when they’re researching a product or finding a recipe, then we’re blind to our craft.
I will, however, shame Martha on addressing us as a collective idiot. Most bloggers post recipes that they love, whether they’re a slightly adjusted version of Betty Crocker’s or one they’ve built from the crust up, but they’ve made it their own either way – at least the respectable bloggers. Not ALL bloggers. We don’t ‘copy really good editors’, Martha. We ARE really good editors. Most of us. Not all. That’s like our saying all ex-cons have no manners. Hurts, doesn’t it, Martha?
Apparently, she doesn’t think that much about Gwenyth Paltrow, either.