- Author: Dustin Blakey
As you hopefully are aware, our Master Gardener program has a Facebook page. Now, part of my job as the adviser to the MG program is to go online to make sure that our posts on this blog and Facebook aren't bogus. I'm supposed to review everything for accuracy of the content.
This morning I logged onto Facebook to do my morning due diligence with reviews, and I found an interesting post was on my personal news feed. (A miracle!) This short post, "The Burdens of Expertise" was somewhat ironic since I was logged on for the purpose of seeing if anything needed my "expert" attention on our Facebook page.
I thought this was an interesting read for Master Gardeners, Master Food Preservers, docents, and other groups with trained volunteers, especially if they find themselves in positions where they repeatedly get asked the same questions that seem to have obvious answers—to an expert. Those who know me probably recognize that there are a few items on the list I could improve on, but I never really felt it was a burden. That's why I like my job.
If you have any expert insights yourself you'd like to add for others to read, feel free to include them in the comments below. If that's not a burden. ;-)