I Write Like, the website which analyses your writing and tells you which author your writing resembles most, analyzed my blog with the following result:
Next, I input a couple paragraphs from my most recent publication on file systems usability:
What's interesting is not necessarily the authors, but what this may mean. Is my academic writing hard to read and antiquated? Do I use unnecessary English anachronisms? I don't know.
But I do know that I Write Like analysed a professor-mentor's academic writing as David Foster Wallace. Her grant proposals read like my blog.
That's harrowing. By which I mean, that's distressing.