I don't want to come off as a Bitter Betty saying this in response to Martha Stewarts recent interview in which she states that Bloggers are not experts. I actually kind of agree with Ms. Stewart on the topic and voice myself by frequenting blogs that are professional and well edited. I think I naturally just prefer the content of those blogs and strive to make mine like them. I do try to put a lot of work into my posts and never just post without my best editing and content. Blogs that contain the kind of editing and testing that Martha mentioned are more likely to succeed but aren't necessarily more expert. Possibly more funded. I'm positive Martha is an expert in that. As I see it, Martha also is not an expert at least not an expert in all she does. She's business woman first. For example, Martha is not a health expert but I'm sure the group of well paid individuals that created her new vitamin line are experts. Personally, I won't be trying them. I prefer my vitamins and supplements from an expert not an opportunist.
It's unfortunate that old Martha can't go back and visit young Martha. Perhaps she might see what I see: a pioneer of the blogging community. No different in the beginning than the millions of homemakers, bloggers, crafters, etc. that supported her and her work and whom now have just been insulted by her.