Wednesday, 10 January 2018

New Year's Resolutions

It seems ages have passed since my last post on Confusio Linguarum, so many things have happened over the last two months and still no time for new posts. I thought that regardless of this, I will quickly share my New Year's resolutions:
  • I will learn more Russian and at least to push my reading skills to a B2-C1 level in six month's time (also one of the reasons for not posting anything in a while as I've already started learning). This will hopefully lead me to some more material for Confusio Linguarum in the future (not that I am lacking any, no need to worry). For the last 10 years I've been avoiding books that were written in Russian, as I always promised myself to read them in the original language. You can imagine the pain. This needs to be addressed in 2018.
  • I will catch up with my German reading and post here some of the outstanding discoveries over the next 6 months, before I move entirely to reading material in Russian (I hope that by that time my Russian is good enough to enjoy literature that I'd like to explore with no bigger obstacles). As much as 2017 was a year of German visionary literature, 2018-? will be that of Russian fantastique.
  • I will create at least one more translingual blog. Yes, it's in the pipeline!
  • I will have at least one small publication directly in one of the languages in which I still wasn't published. (OK, I admit, I am a bit cheating on this one - it's almost done.)
Here, I think that's enough resolutions for a year. 

I hope your perspectives for 2018 look as bright or even more so as they do for me.

All the best to everyone in 2018! С Новым годом!


  1. Happy New Year!Create a Facebook blog page? old weirdman

  2. Many thanks, old weirdman! I'm afraid I don't currently have a Facebook account I could use and there are no plans on reactivating the old one. I am however on the Russian ВКонтакте (which is like a Russian version of Facebook), but this is just for the purpose of improving my reading skills in Russian. As soon as I feel I am ready, I will close this account as well. My translingual blogs + Linkedin + a few message boards shall remain the only venues where I will be (infrequently) streamlining my online presence. The rest of my life, I'd like to live as I've always wished - offline! :-)

    My best wishes to you in 2018! :-)