Martha Didn’t Invite MePosted by in General
Since several people have emailed me privately about this, I thought I would post about it. Today on the Martha Stewart Show, Martha did an entire show about blogging. She filled the audience with bloggers and had guests who are bloggers. Of course she included her daughter, Alexis, and Jennifer Koppelman Hutt from the Whatever show, but she also invited Andrew Ritchie of Martha Moments and Jeff Blumenkrantz from Jeff and Martha to be guests on the show. I hope you caught the show – if not check out Andrew’s and Jeff’s two blogs, which are simply wonderful.
Now let me answer the questions folks are emailing me about. No, I was not invited and no, I’m not upset nor surprised! I tend to be quite frank about how my Martha projects go and I suspect the MSLO folks who snooped around my blog felt I was not positive enough about Martha in general. Sorry Martha! As I’ve said many times, I have incredible respect for Martha. She is a truly amazing businesswoman and creative person. She has more talent in her little finger than I’ll ever have. That said, my project is about trying out Martha projects and trying to fit them into my life. I’m a regular gal (mom, wife, daughter, friend, writer) who is searching for inspiration and a little oomph. I’m all about honesty here. Some Martha things work, some don’t. So, I’m not surprised I wasn’t asked and really it’s ok! I think it was great Martha did a show on blogging (although isn’t it funny that she really doesn’t actually blog – she just writes it and has an IT guy who has to post it and manage the blog – in Martha’s life there is always someone to do mundane tasks for you) and I am thrilled to see Andrew and Jeff get publicity for their blogs.
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I wish you would have been there. (I wasn’t invited, either.) I think your perspective is wonderful. I think the best way to show that what you do is truly user-friendly is to show that hey, not everything you (or in this case, Martha) do is perfect.
Hugs to you, my favorite Martha blogger!
Thanks! Martha appeared a bit annoyed that Jeff at Jeff and Martha gave her an ‘F’ on one of her recipes (the only one he ever gave her an F on). I don’t think she handles criticism well!
I still think you should have been invited!
I’m glad you are honest. A “everything is peachy keen” blog would be dreadful to read. I’m sorry they looked you over. (The ninnies!) But it sounds like you’ve taken it all in stride.
I agree with Karen! As I’ve said many times, what I enjoy most is your honest take on M’s take!
i’m not even sure martha writes anything at that blog. there are several new posts a week and i’m sure she doesn’t have any time for this. her IT guy, who appears on alot of her photos, is doing a great job nonetheless.
i really love what you’ve done with this blog. i almost never ever try a martha recipe without checking if you tried it first. they always look so perfect and easy in the magazine, but you tell everyone the truth!! and we all thank you for that 🙂
Thank you! Everything does look perfect and easy in the magazine – although sometimes I read a recipe or instructions and say to myself “yeah, right!”
Martha claims she writes the blog entries herself, but I just don’t know if I buy it either. Same for all the photos. Although I suppose if you are richer than God and have people to do absolutely everything for you, you can pick and choose what you personally want to spend time on.
I just saw the show here (Down Under) and I loved it.
Via that show and linking with Andrew Ritchie, I found you – so it’s all linking up (as is the way with the web!) and in that way, you were included.
Well done on standing true and being honest… your blog is wonderful.