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Nowadays, everywhere you turn there’s an expert. Sure, there’s a coolness factor to saying you’re awesome at something, but it’s not enough to declare your expertise.

You need to demonstrate it.

Experts don’t assume they know everything there is to know because they’re smart enough to recognize that content and ideas are constantly changing. In our opinion, an expert is someone who’s not only knowledgeable about their industry, but also someone who shares that knowledge with others.

One way you can do this is to become a great source of content.

So with that in mind, here are three ways FlowReader can help you become a better expert in your field.

1) Listen and Learn

Regardless of what industry or area of interest you’re into, it’s important to continually refine your skills and stay up-to-date on new trends. By actively listening, you’ll be improving your knowledge and gaining natural insight into what’s happening in your field.

To save yourself the time of searching for quality content, subscribe to the RSS feeds of the trusted blogs, newspapers, and magazines you regularly follow. You can separate these sources into categories, and also save the most interesting content to read later.

Dedicate a set amount of time every day to reading through articles about your industry and take notes on new information or skills you’d like to learn. And then, try that skill out!

2) Share It with Others

As you discover great content, share it! Giving advice, passing on useful and well-researched content, and sharing tips is is a marker of someone who knows their stuff. Help others by explaining how you accomplished your goals and be open to discovering new approaches to problems you’re good at solving.

Expertise is a relative term, and the best experts are those who share their experience and are humble enough to learn from others.

FlowReader makes it easy to pass on information to your communities, wherever they may be. You can send out awesome content as you find it across a variety of different networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and more!

3) Get Inspired

As you read more and more articles, you’ll probably come across a lot of topics that you can expand with your own knowledge and valuable experience. Great experts not only share awesome content, they create it.

Being able to engage and stay connected with your communities is important for not only exchanging ideas, but finding inspiration!

Here are a few ways we use FlowReader to stay inspired:

  • Our Twitter account is connected to find new content and follow any interesting conversation taking place in the stream.
  • We check out cool blogs that cover the same topics that interest us.
  • Cool content is sent to our Saved for later tab or our favorite read-it-later services, like Pocket or Readability.

When you learn a new skill or a innovative approach to a problem, create your own unique response. You could try explaining it from your own perspective or expanding on it. You might even get ideas based on the industry questions you don’t see getting answered!

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What do you think makes someone an expert? 

Share with us in the comments below or on Facebook. You can also tweet to us directly, @flow_reader