(sorry for all of the revisions, the typos in this post were legion)
I must blog about a recent Martha Stewart Show episode. It wasn’t just any episode, it was The Blogging Show, wherein she had guest bloggers blogging on their blogs throughout the show while the whole studio audience of bloggers blogged along on their laptops and Martha said the words blog, blogging and bloggers so many times that my giggles started to edge around on the borderlands of hysteria.
Actual Martha pronouncement at the top of the show, as she surveyed the studio audience: “What an array of laptops you all have!” It was delivered in her precise way, “What. An array. Of laptops. Youallhave.”
Oh, Martha, bless your soul. Prison may have mellowed you out, but it could never take away your clipped and awkward phrasing.
Martha had her two blog managers, her sister Laura and Elliot Laskin, in the audience. They were a’ bloggin’. She also had special guest bloggers strewn around the set, including Perez Hilton, to whom Martha demonstrated that she can pronounce Cuba properly.
Martha and Perez told us how to become rich and famous with our blogs. Martha explained that “blog” comes from the words “web” and “log.” Martha gave the studio audience books that have been published from blogs, to taunt them as they toil in semi-obscurity, bloggity-blog-blogging their lives away.
Ben Smith and Jonathan Martin (Politico), Margaret Roach (A way to garden, Matt Armendariz (Matt Bites, and Deb Perelman (Smitten Kitchen also got down with their bad blog selves in little segments with Martha.
To be fair, Martha stated outright when she introduced Meg Frost (Cute Overload) that it was Meg’s site that drew huge traffic to Martha’s site and not the other way around. Then Martha baked Meg into a pie and fed her to the studio audience of hungry bloggers.
That last part but may not have really happened, my mind started to wander.
What I learned is this: blogging is now officially over. You may now go on about your day.
On a sidenote: Martha encouraged everyone to buy a Canon G9 to carry around with them all the time. I bought one at the beginning of the year and I really have a love/hate relationship with this camera. It’s an excellent camera, but I’m not sure I’d recommend that anyone buy one at this point unless you really want RAW files and manual controls, but still want a camera that’s a point and shoot and not an actual DSLR. It’s heavy and it’s very slow. The Powershot SD990 will be out soon and, if it’s anything like the previous powershots I’ve owned, it will blow the G9 out of the water in terms of speed and size. Don’t get me wrong, I like my camera, but for candid snaps? Not the best.