My Barbaric Yawp
The spotted hawk swoops by and accuses me, he complains of my gab and my loitering. I too am not a bit tamed, I too am untranslatable, I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.
from Song of Myself LII by Walt Whitman, in Leaves of Grass
Very powerful lines from a great American poet!
Would he feel that way about my blogging, all of our blogging, our gab and loitering?
Or would he celebrate the fact that nearly anyone these days can easily publish their thoughts to the world?
I bought my own domain, ronchester.net, as my given name is Ron Chester.
So this is where I can present myself to the world.
But is this a proper translation of myself?
Does my name properly identify who I am?
A better translation that I could understand would be "Me."
But only I would understand that, no one else would.
So if I want to communicate with those in the world, I must do my best to "sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world."