Defining Professional

There are many different definitions or explanations for “professional”.

  • engaged in a profession or engaging in as a profession or means of livelihood; “the professional man or woman possesses distinctive qualifications …
  • a person engaged in one of the learned professions
  • an athlete who plays for pay
  • engaged in by members of a profession; “professional occupations include medicine
  • and the law and teaching”
  • master: an authority qualified to teach apprentices
  • Occupations that require knowledge in a field of science or learning typically acquired through education or training pertinent to the specialized field, as distinguished from general education. …
  • applied to describe a person (or work of such a person) with the following attributes: service orientation, making expertise available to others, based on a distinctive body of knowledge and skills underpinned by abilities and values, autonomy in performing working within defined boundaries …

What does “professional” mean to you as a blogger?