If you write something on Facebook and receive comments and feedback then you are a blogger.
Tweet a short sentence of 140 characters on Twitter and you are a micro blogger.
Upload a video to YouTube where you can obtain subscribers and elicit comments, then you are a video blogger.
Arianna Huffington said that “self expression has become the new entertainment” and people are increasingly likely to participate online than just vegetate in front of the television.
It is creating an explosion of creativity and expression that is opening up digital doors for invisible experts worldwide.
Formal qualifications such as a degree or a diploma are still vital in a knowledge economy and display good educational discipline. The fact though is that no longer do you have to wait 20 years to be declared a visible formal expert by an institution or mass media outlet who has picked or anointed you. Pick yourself and publish.
The democratization of publishing and marketing through self publishing (blogging) and self marketing (social media) are breaking down barriers to display invisible experts who previously would have been hidden from view.