Update: Martha sent a letter stating the following:
We all start out in different places on the road to expertise.
And it takes tenacity, proficiency, education, endurance, and ambition to go the extra mile. As bloggers, we know this all too well.
I’m disheartened to hear that some of our blogger friends feel that I’m not supportive of what they do. The blogger community is a vibrant and lively place, and I enjoy watching it grow.
In the ever-evolving online community, each day is another opportunity to garner new skills through new experiences. It’s like I always say: When you’re through changing, you’re through.
I’m thrilled to announce that in the coming days, weeks, and months, we’ll be incorporating more of the people who inspire us most on the site. People like you — bloggers and crafters and American makers — the people who are making a change.
It’s important to continue learning, growing, and working together so the world can be a more beautiful place.
Martha Stewart has broken her silence, or maybe it was her public relations people, but the pretentious crafter, who slammed bloggers for their lack of expertise, made a brief statement.
Choosing her 140 words on twitter very carefully, Martha told her now 2.8 million followers (they are dropping like flies) the following,
‘In the coming days, we’ll be incorporating more of the people who inspire us most on the site – bloggers, crafters and American Makers.’ She later tweeted, ‘It’s important to continue learning, growing and working together so the world can be a more beautiful place.’
This is the closest bloggers will get to an apology. Martha made it clear she had no regard for ‘those bloggers,’ when she claimed they had no expertise. Backtracking with a simple ‘bloggers inspire us,’ may not be enough for the bloggers. Martha needs to give a straight up, ‘I’m sorry. I messed up.’
Stewart talks about continuing to learn, grow and work together so the world can be a more beautiful place. The world will be much more beautiful when Martha learns she is not the only one in it who matters.
What do you think about Martha’s statement? Enough or not good enough?