She’s an entrepreneur, a grandma and keeps it real by cleaning out her own chicken coop.
And yesterday, Martha Stewart turned 71 and chose to spend some of her birthday with 4500 bloggers at BlogHer ’12 in New York.
I was one of those bloggers and I’m damn glad I was there. And yes I chimed in with my tone-deaf singing of Happy Birthday. I’m sure she heard me
Martha is someone who’s rebuilt and reinvented herself a tonne of times. She’s not afraid of hard work and she’s not afraid of new media. In fact she embraces it.
When Martha tweets, thousands reply.
When people read her magazines, these days they’re likely to be doing it from their iPad or tablet.
She has power and influence and yesterday she was using that for good. To inspire a room filled with mostly women. Mostly women entrepreneurs.
And you know what she said that struck a real chord with me?
You need to be able to make money from your blog, to be paid for your effort. You’re all intelligent, I hope you’re all trying to make a living.
Martha, I salute you.
… and your shoes!