I thought about my post Let Your Followers Decide Who the Expert Is and put together a short infographic that I think goes perfect. I am pretty passionate about the fact that people who claim they are a guru or expert are not letting their followers say it for them.
Anyone looking to build authority should let their work be what people will decided whether they are an expert or not. It is okay to believe you are an expert, and you might be, but when it comes to people who do not know you, they do not know what to trust or believe.
This is for those telling people they are experts before anyone knows who they are. I call it Expert #FAIL.