Don’t have a degree? Buy a diploma online and whip it out when my snobby colleagues come around to browbeat you into submission.
Many of my snobby blogging colleagues pretend that they’re honest and have integrity because they’re not buying followers. Actually, they’re stingy with “likes”, “views” and “follows” because they believe they are better than everyone. They also complain about being incredibly busy, but have time to brag about their degrees.
Well, bragging about fancy degrees and “grad student” status is the same as buying followers. They’re not advertizing degrees to help anyone. Instead of paying cash, they’re using their perceived high status to bribe readers into associating with them. Unfortunately, even if they get lots of follows, people are going to tune out from blog because their posts are long and boring.