Wednesday, October 23, 2013

No experts here!

Clearly, there's been a lot of talk recently about how much we hate Martha Stewart now because she doesn't think bloggers are"experts." I'll agree that her delivery wasn't the best, but I just can't bring myself to get angry at what she said. First of all, because it's true. Second of all, this woman is 72 years old. Are you really surprised that she doesn't "get" blogging?

I know you love your blog (and I love mine.... a lot.), but having a blog does not make you an expert. Sure, there are always the exceptions (Pioneer Woman is the one I see the most), but that's what they are: exceptions. Anyone can make a blog and spew whatever they want. That doesn't mean they're awesome or smart or noteworthy. It means they know how to type. (And sometimes they can't even handle that.)

I have a love-hate relationship with blogging sometimes. You can put anything on the internet. ANYTHING. It doesn't matter if it's wrong or it hasn't been well researched. You can put it out there to for other people to read and more importantly, believe. And they do. It's a lot of power, and there are always people who do not handle it well.

Let's stop being mad, okay? She started this whole lifestyle movement a long time ago, and had an empire way before you or I even considered starting a blog. She's going to keep trucking along just like she has been, and so should you and I. If you want to prove her wrong, do it by putting out really great, thoughtful, well-written content. THAT'S how you make someone take you seriously, not by threatening to boycott their products. (And seriously, if you're boycotting her craft paint, you're not hurting anyone but yourself. Seriously, it is the best.)

Long story short, I'm decidedly not a bloggerexpert. I'm not sure I'd want to be... lots of pressure there. I'll just stick to these things that I'm TOTALLY an expert at:

Internet Stalking Investigating. I will not tell you the lengths I've gone to to find information about people I don't know (because it's super embarrassing) but just know: I pretty much always find what I'm looking for.

Ignoring text messages. Seriously, I am the worst. I forget to respond to them allthetime. If we text and you don't hear from me for three hours days, don't take it personally. It's not you, it's me.

Procrastinating. I'll elaborate on this later.

Curling my hair with my curl wand. I bought this curl wand last year after Christmas, and almost a year later, I'm still OBSESSED with it. It makes my hair do things that I never thought it was capable of. See here, here and here.

Finishing a whole bottle of wine in one sitting. Do I really need to elaborate here?

Promptly removing the recycling so it doesn't look I downed a whole bottle of wine in one sitting. Whatever. Don't judge me. You don't know my life.

Looking put together in a pair of J Crew Pixie Pants. I'm not saying I look super fabulous all the time, but every time I get a compliment on my outfit when I'm wearing Pixie Pants (or as I affectionately call them: "fancy sweatpants") an angel gets her wings.

NotAnExpertAlyssa, over and out.
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6 comments:

Treasure Tromp said...

ha! I too am an expert in forgetting to respond to text massages. I am absolutely the worst.

Rachel said...

so true! I have a love/hate relation with Ms. Stewart (mostly hate). It makes me laugh so hard when a blogger posts a recipe with 2 ingredients and claims to be a "foodie" or wears a pair of boots and claims to be a ground-breaking fashionista.

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

I dislike her arrogance the most since she has a blog. It was more like she believe everyone was beneath her. But whatever she does or says won't change how or why I blog. I am an expert at marathon DVR viewing! Haha!

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

wait, what? of COURSE i'm an expert. I have google on my side and google is always right.

-kathy
Vodka and Soda

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

You're an expert at making me love your blog. As usual.

Organized Chaos said...

So totally true! Martha Stewart will always voice her opinion and it's just that...an opinion! I'm no expert...lol I'm just sayin!

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