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Martha Stewart Doesn’t Like Bloggers

Martha Stewart has no love for bloggers. In an interview with Bloomberg News, Stewart could barely hide her contempt for those, those people:

Who are these bloggers? They’re not trained editors at Vogue magazine. I mean, there are bloggers writing recipes that aren’t tested, that aren’t necessarily very good, or are copies of everything that really good editors have created and done. So bloggers create kind of a, um, popularity. But they are not the experts, and we have to understand that.

Of course bloggers everywhere lost their minds and lashed out at Stewart. We assume they all forgot that Stewart is a bit of a loony, so they shouldn’t get so mad. Plus, Stewart tweeted that everyone misunderstood her:

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How to Monetize Your Blog

Everyone has a blog nowadays, but not everyone manages to make money from it. If you’ve managed to strike upon a large readership for your blog, thanks to breaking news or a great idea, your road to monetizing is far from over. Just because the masses come to you for info or entertainment does not mean advertisers will do the same, or that a book deal is in the bag. In the latest Mediabistro feature, Blair Koenig shares her experience from building a successful blog STFU, Parents, which gets 1.5 to 2 million page views a month:

When you’re building your own personal blog, it’s up to you to figure out how to make money — whether it’s from ad networks, independent advertisers, book deals, stores or through other media outlets. Koenig jokes, “I know there’s a lot out there that makes it sound like if you’re a popular blogger someone’s going to just ring your doorbell and be like, ‘Hey, I want to make a movie [based on your blog]!’ But it’s really, really hard and usually a lot of that stuff is created from the blogger [rather] than the other way around.”

Koenig uses three different ad networks and a couple of independent advertisers to earn money on her blog. She landed a book deal after completing the grueling process of writing a 60-page book proposal. She has plans to build a store within her website featuring STFU, Parents-themed merchandise as well. But money doesn’t suddenly start flowing in when your blog becomes popular, according to Koenig. She’s appeared on Good Morning America and various news outlets to talk about her blog, and although these appearances spike traffic to her site, she’s not getting paid outright for any publicity.

For more tips and advice on blogging, read What You Need to Know About Writing for Blogs.

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Meg Whitman Pays Bloggers Better Than She Pays the Help

What do bloggers and maids of indeterminate legal working status have in common? They don’t get paid very well. That is, unless you work for Meg Whitman. Well, as you probably heard, Whitman’s undocumented housekeeper didn’t get paid very well. But her bloggers sure do.

As the Daily Caller’s Jonathan Strong reported last week, Whitman has consistently paid upwards of 1,000 percent the market rate for advertising space on the conservative blog Red Country. She’s been paying $15,000 a month for advertising all year for a site that only gets 125,000 unique viewers per month. That’s a buck for every 8 people. Not bad.

In related news, this Fishie would like to announce the launch of his new investigative blog, “Meg Whitman is a strong, family-oriented patriot who’s good for America and California and may just be the female reincarnation of Jesus Christ himself — and Jerry Brown smells like doo doo.”

H/T The eXiled

How NYC Bloggers Celebrate The Holidays

tree.jpgLast week we were tipped to the fact that 13 New York City-based blogs had joined forces to create the ultimate holiday guide for our fair city. If you have yet to check it out, we suggest you take a minute to peruse some of the helpful tips, event listings and gift suggestions that these crafty bloggers have dug up, just for you.

For example, if you’re looking for a place to volunteer over the holidays, GiveandGetNYC.com has some suggestions for you. Or maybe it’s DIY gift wrapping ideas you seek. So check out ImprovisedLife.com. And if you’re looking for things to do this season, there’s a list of things to see in Brooklyn from BrooklynBased.net, offbeat and multicultural events for families from MommyPoppins.com, big ticket shows from NewYorkology.com, places to get a drink around the city from NYBarfly.com and things to do on the cheap from TheSkint.com.

Planning a getaway? OffManhattan.com has you covered.

And for those of you with money to burn, here’s 21 gifts over $21 from ManhattanUsersGuide.com.

Along with every post, you’ll find links to all of the other participating blogs and their two cents on the how to do up the holidays in the city.

Happy Holidays!

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