Recently, I’ve seen more and more “Expert Opinion” posts, particularly in the WordPress space. I’ve been asked myself to contribute to these, and I can see why. It’s easy content (you write very little beyond the actual questions), you can get some natural shares (from those contribute to the article, they may get an ego boost and share your article with their followers), and it can boost your credibility in the industry. Why Don’t I Contribute Sometimes? However, I must admit there are times that I don’t contribute, and have contributed but not share these articles, and there is a good reason. You see, I’m getting a bit frustrated with these posts. Not by every one, mind, but I’m beginning to be concerned, in that are opinions (expert or not) being appreciated for these posts. I think some are taking advantage of their contributors. If I feel that I’m going to be taken advantage of, I don’t contribute. Now strangely, I don’t feel like “being taken advantage of” if I’m asked to contribute loads. In fact I tend to waffle so I don’t mind writing 200-300 words to form my opinion. My “taking advantage” is if I feel that I’m not getting any benefit from said contribution to the article.
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