Do you feel like a fraud when you call yourself an expert? Many of us do. It's called the imposter syndrome and I've written some tips to help you deal with it. (Actually, it's nice to read that original post from 2007 and notice that I don't necessarily have an "imposter thought" daily anymore.)
What is happening every day is that I'm meeting tons of new people, whether it's in person (maybe at a Barrie Chamber of Commerce event or down the road at the Williams Coffee Pub) or online (on Twitter or LinkedIn).
Today, with a mountain of 385 blog posts and counting, I'm much more confident about presenting myself as an expert web writer, editor, blogging consultant, content marketing strategist and writing coach.
I know that I can point a new colleague or prospective client to any number of blog posts I've written about whatever topic we're discussing.
Growing your confidence as an expert will be a lot easier for you if you persist with your content marketing, publish consistently and keep building your own mountain of content.