Building communities takes time, effort and energy. If you don't like starting conversations with strangers then this will be new and often challenging territory.
I've spent the last couple of years building my community and I'm only a fraction of the way to reaching all those people who can benefit from my knowledge and conversely who can teach me new things that I'd never heard or dreamt of. I want to engage with as many likeminded individuals as possible, who will add value and enrich both me and my community.
I consciously try and avoid using the word 'expert' and instead focus on those who are an 'authority' or 'thought leader' in their fields. I read on average twenty to thirty blogs a day and I share, post and re-tweet the best pearls of wisdom, articles, pictures, video's and infographics so you can learn from myself and others or even so that you can disagree and debate with us.
I am always looking to make valuable connections - thought leadership is about a digital dialogue - so make sure you follow me on the platforms where I can bring you the most value and if you reach out to me and say hello then I'm sure it'll lead to a sharing of knowledge.