Martha Stewart Dedicates an Episode of TV Show to Blogging

New WordPress user Martha Stewart dedicated the September 17 episode of The Martha Stewart Show to blogging!

On the show, Martha explains how she and her staff utilize The Martha Blog and chats with some of her favorite bloggers, including WordPress users Margaret Roach, Perez Hilton, and Smitten Kitchen’s Deb Perelman.

Martha loves the exposure and ease of use of her blog:

I’ve been writing this blog for almost a year now and I have to say that I love being able to communicate so easily on a daily basis. Being in the public eye, I have a devoted following that wants to know more about my personal life and activities. Prior to blogging, we sent out a newsletter dealing with such issues. Although the printed newsletter was charming and informative, it was also a rather slow process and didn’t reach nearly as many readers as this blog does.

I really love the spontaneity of blogging and being able to post whatever, whenever.

Here’s a clip from the show:

Check out her post for tips on blogging and details about her blogging contest.

Martha Stewart Selects WordPress

The high-profile Martha Stewart blog, The Martha Blog, has switched from Six Apart’s Typepad service to using WordPress.

On her blog, Martha explains her decision:

In order to have a blog, you need to enlist a blogging platform, which supplies all the necessary tools for getting your photos and text onto the Internet.   As my blog has grown in popularity, we realized we were ready to switch to a platform offering more programming options.  After careful research, that new platform will be WordPress

Of note, Martha’s former colleague, Margaret Roach,  also launched her very successful blog on WordPress, A Way to Garden.

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