Is self-taught skills in the here and now accepted as part of your skill set? If I sing karaoke on Wednesday nights can I call myself a singer? If I have a couple of blogs does that make me a blogger or even better a programmer? How good does my cooking have to be to be considered a chef? If I sell virtual goods once in a video game am I a professional gamer? If I spent a month with no income other than my poker winnings am I a professional poker player? I see people giving themselves titles. What is required for these titles. If I eat in restaurants and run a blog and talk about how good or bad the food was am I a food critic? I had a poem published once. Am I an author?