Quick Reply to the Bloggers Are Not Experts Fuss

Heather says:

I was going to leave this alone, but I can’t. I know many of you are not bloggers. There’s a fuss going on right now about Martha Stewart saying that bloggers are not experts.

Well, I never claimed to be.

What Home-Ec101.com has always claimed is: [To be] a site dedicated to teaching a broad range of life skills to adults in a conversational and entertaining manner.

And to finish my point, I’m including a picture that is now six years old:


That baby on my lap? Now wears that shirt as pjs, which I find funny.

Sorry, I couldn’t completely ignore this one.


  1. Bible Babe on October 22, 2013 at 10:47 am

    I just learned of this ‘brouhaha’ about Martha Stewart, so I looked up the comment…
    Wow. she really knows how to talk down to folks, doesn’t she?

    I think I have a new blog post to write….;)

  2. Kim S. on October 17, 2013 at 11:19 am

    I’d rather follow your “unprofessional” advice over the Martha Stewart’s of the world any day. And I’m sorry, any parent, homemaker, housewife, etc. is the professional of their household. I may not be perfect at it, but I do my best and that’s what any person does in their own “professional career” whether it’s in the workforce, at home or both. Sounds to me that she’s getting jealous that she doesn’t get the attention that she used to now that so many people are following bloggers and not her! Keep doing a great job!!!

  3. Craig on October 17, 2013 at 8:32 am

    It’s funny to see how other people see bloggers. What’s in a name?
    Who cares we’re not experts, we have passion that most of time is even more important.

    Keep up the good work with this blog!

  4. Cherie on October 17, 2013 at 6:58 am

    Well Martha has always been a piece of work – wonder if she lists “Surviving prison without losing your style” as an area of expertise?

    I really loved some interview I read with Nigella Lawson recently where she simply refuses the title of ‘Chef’ because she’s not an expert and not a professional

    I’d rather read your write ups about pretty much anything than decipher something Martha wrote about it!

  5. Lisa Frame on October 16, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    I’m cracking up! Love it 🙂

  6. Kerith Stull on October 16, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Oh poo on Martha!! Does she think SHE is an expert? Why??? Because she talks about stuff? Bloggers talk about stuff. And we don’t claim to be experts on anything but what’s on our plate. Plus…at least we accept feedback and actually WANT it!! (aka Comment Love!!!) Thanks for not leaving it alone. And again, poo on her.

  7. Gretchen on October 16, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Hilarious! Who can take her seriously? I think of Martha every time I drive through Nutley on the Garden State Parkway. She has forgotten her roots. Bleh.

  8. Kelley on October 16, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    I can’t bring myself to read what Her Highness had to say. I’m quite certain though that if there actually is any expert wisdom emanating from her kingdom it’s coming from her staff. I love that t-shirt. Everyone should wear one, then maybe she’s go away.

  9. Lea on October 16, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    I love your site! Who is this Martha that has a problem?

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