Why? Because experts want to be better then everyone else. They set out to crush others who want to be in the same field, mostly forcing the novice to stay being the novice.
This could be a good thing and a bad thing.
In the context of today, it is a bad thing.
Today, it is all about sharing and caring.
And to be honest, we have far to many experts (or so called) out there that have the one desire to crush everyone else.
The problem with this is that others are trying to share and care. But instead of having a platform to do this they are being drowned out by the experts.
What causes this? Fear.
Fear that the content, the services, the ideas are not as good as the experts so what is the point of saying anything at all.
Fear that you will look stupid, that you do not measure up, that no one will care.
Fear that it has already been said, already been done.
Let me tell you a little story.
There was a blogger that I knew of that was getting tons of great engagement and response. His site was still new, it didn’t have all the bells and whistles, but he had an audience.
20 comments, then 40 comments, then 60 comments. His engagement continued to grow. He was developing his voice, finding his groove, and writing great content. That all stopped when someone asked him to write a post on blogging.
What do I know about blogging? I have nothing to say.
But through some encouragement and some guts, this blogger decided to share his knowledge about blogging. It was simple, precise and helpful to his readers. Sure it had already been said on other blogs, the ideas were not new. But to his audience, to his readers, it was the very thing they needed to hear. Because to his readers he was an expert, he was the voice they listened to, and it was the very thing they needed to hear.
In todays world we are moving away from the expert dominated society. Why? Because everyone can become and expert. Jus spend an hour on google and you can figure out how to code a website.
In todays society the way to stand above all the experts is to be someone who shares and cares about his or her audience. Someone that is more concerned with the conversation then the chance to be looked upon as great.
Share something today.