In the interview Martha states:
Who are these bloggers? They’re not trained editors at Vogue magazine. There are bloggers writing recipes that aren’t tested that aren’t necessarily very good, or are copies of what really good editors have created and done. Bloggers create a kind of a popularity but they are not the experts. We have to understand that.Well she is correct in her statement but allow me, if you will, to give a slight rebuttal to her comments.
"They're are not trained editors at Vogue magazine"
- CORRECT! I am not a trained editor nor do I pretend to be or even want to play one on TV. I have seen "The Devil Wears Prada" and believe me I have no desire to be a person who is so puffed up with self importance that I treat other people like dirt just because I have the money and power to do so.
"There are bloggers writing recipes that aren’t tested that aren’t necessarily very good, or are copies of what really good editors have created and done."
- INCORRECT! Of course the recipes have been tested! They were tested on friends and family, people who we love and care about and certainly don't want to kill with our food *okie does think she knows a few people she might serve bad food too, not to kill but maybe just a little unpleasant stomach issues for a few weeks*. Now the second part of that statement confuses me...she says "what really good editors have created and done", so are they chefs or are they editors? WTH? Oh and as far as copies, well tell me what ingredient do you not copy from somewhere? It's not like someone goes out all the sudden and discovers a new spice called Funkamuskybutt and starts using it in food! *okie wonders why the heck she came up with that word for a spice*.
- INCORRECT! We are all experts at something, even if it is how to wash a dang baby bottle, clean a toilet, getting gum out of our kids hair, removing a stain from a shirt, etc etc etc. But to Martha I would like to say "Thanks for saying I am popular. I have noticed that you talk down to your staff on public television and I bet you wish you were popular, you probably don't even realize what a pompous ass bitch you are, bless your heart".
We are the people who buy your products and share our reviews with each other, most of which are pretty bad and I don't know many folks I talk to that buy them anymore. We are real people with real opinions who don't give a damn if you like us or not so we tell the truth...which is appreciated *okie wonders if that is what makes bloggers popular*.
We are folks who sit around and type out or blog posts ourselves without the aid of a staff of 500, and yeah we make grammatical mistakes and misspelled some words *although okie is quite grateful for spell check working most of the time*. We share ourselves with our readers, our real lives, real problems, real success...well okay we are THE REAL PEOPLE.
We are people who have to make our meals and projects on a REAL budget where we don't have a $5,000 bucket of Swavaroski crystals to hot glue on a phone case. Nor do we have that same staff of 500 digging in our gardens and dicing up our vegetables and killing goats so we can cook a dinner in 30 minutes for a party of 12 and still have time to make Baked Alaska because it's our guests favorite dessert. We are the people who after working all day dig through the trash for the pizza coupon and hope there is a box of Oreo's in the cabinet for dessert so we can have an extra 20 minutes to spend with our families before we have to do the laundry, run the vacuum, feed the dogs and help the kids with their homework and get them ready for bed. And sometimes we are the people who put a roast in the crockpot so we can have extra time to spend in our craftroom making projects and realize we forgot to plug the dang thing in about 4 hours later *which okie so did yesterday* and hope cooking it on high gets it done in time for supper.
We are the guys and gals who love making projects and understand that basically no idea is original, yeah that includes YOUR so called idea's Martha *okie seriously wonders if Martha could show up in okie's craft room and turn out a fabulous project without the help of anyone telling her what the products are or how to use them* and share them freely with others and delight when someone comments about how they love the project and can't wait to make one.
What it boil down to Ms. Martha is this...Who are these bloggers? We ARE your worst nightmare. We have caused you to lose business because we are just folks who make things easy enough, budget friendly enough, and with as little effort as possible and blog about it for others to read and take what they want from it for FREE. And, to quote you "It's a good thing!".
You can watch the video below if you would like to do so!