I just met a senior colleague from the English department, and it turns out that he reads my blog and really likes it. He told me really wonderful things about how much he enjoys it. It was especially great to hear that this eminent scholar in the field of English literature considers my writing to be very good.
Now I'm sitting in my office and sniffling because I'm very touched.
Did you hear this, everybody? It turns out I write well in English. This just totally made my day.
I always get scared when I discover that colleagues read this blog because I'm afraid they might be put off by the aggressive blogging persona that does not overlap 100% with who I am in "real life." For now, I have only heard very positive feedback from colleagues, though. It seems like I have lucked out with colleagues at this institution.
Now I need to go wash my face before my meeting because I've been crying tears of joy.