"I wrote a blog post about it..." says the speaker, as if that somehow ups their credibility.
So what, I used to think. You wrote a blog post, but that doesn't make you more credible. What makes you more credible is when someone credible reads it and sites your blog post.
But is that really true?
Do we need someone to validate our work for it to be credible or is creating our own work enough to make it credible?
Aren't the acts of processing, of writing, and sending it out into the world what gives us the credibility?
The next time I hear someone say they wrote a blog post about it, instead of wondering who read it and what they thought of it, I should wonder what the author experienced during the process of sending their work out to the world. Because that makes you a lot more credible than most.