I was trawling through my bookmarks,
looking for interesting blog posts, when I suddenly remembered that one of my professors has a Livejournal blog and it's been ages since I last read it.→
It took me a while before I finally found it, as I couldn't remember its name. Eventually, I did, though. I found her LJ and I started reading it. And I was amazed at how beautifully she can write.
I've mostly heard her speak English, since she doesn't speak Estonian (although she can understand it quite well, she claims she forgot how to speak it after she learned German; she says her brain simply can't hold so many different languages and she always needs some time to concentrate before reading something in Estonian) and her English is simply terrible
. Nobody could ever follow her lectures because of this. The contrast between how she talks (in English) and how she writes (in Russian) is so stark that it's hard to believe it's the same person. In lectures, she's hard to follow, incoherent, always repeating the same things. In her blog posts, she's intelligent, erudite, can speak on a broad range of subjects - and most of all, she's a good writer. I was really surprised to learn this.
And now she's quitting. She says in her post that she's lost her motivation to write a blog, as she's getting nothing in return. It's not worth it to write something long and meaningful and only get two or three comments in return. Of course she'd "make" a lot more by writing about boobs (like some eminent bloggers do) or something like that, but she doesn't want to do this.
Reading all this has made me strangely sad.
Offtopic: this is my 111th post here. I've also posted exactly 1111 comments. Cool.