Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Would Emily Dickinson have blogged?

 I'm Nobody! Who are you?
Are you – Nobody – too?
Then there's a pair of us!
Don't tell! they'd advertise – you know!

How dreary – to be – Somebody!
How public – like a Frog –
To tell one's name – the livelong June –
To an admiring Bog!

Now, I’m not trying to compare myself to Emily Dickinson.  But the big question is, can you be on the interwebs and still be a Nobody? After all, a blogger has to pose as a Somebody who others should read. 
Even more frightening is the idea that in transitioning from a Nobody to a Somebody, my half-baked thoughts will be preserved online. I’m envisioning the quarantine amber of Fringe here:

Image courtesy of MochaShakaKhan at

As they say, the internet is forever.

So, I’m taking a leap of faith, and shedding invisibility.  I’m Tarah Dunn—writer, mom, reader, and pop culture junkie—and this is my blog.

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