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Podcast: Risks of False Authority and Becoming an Insta-Expert (with Philippa Willitts)

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Episode 33 - The Insta-Expert Trend and The Risks of False Authority - The All Freelance Writing Podcast

In the latest All Freelance Writing Podcast, I'm joined by UK freelance journalist, Philippa Willitts.

Philippa and I discuss "insta-experts" and the dangers of building a false sense of authority instead of legitimate expertise in your writing niche or industry.

This is a follow-up to my previous post and podcast episode, An Open Letter on Trust, "Experts," and Blogging. (Be forewarned, the older post contains quite a bit of profanity and it gets political.)

Previously I looked at the insta-expert / pseudo-expert craze in relation to politics and bloggers, and the importance of vetting your sources of information as a reader. In this episode, Philippa and I instead approach this topic from the writers' perspective, exploring the risks to your own career if you go down this path as well as tips on building real expertise instead.

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