How smart do ya hafta be?

November 11, 2007

Daniel Wolf found this questionable resource: The Blog Readability Test where you can enter the URL of your blog, and find what level of education is required to understand it. I blushed to see that mine was Junior High School. I immediately put in Alex Ross’s blog and was relieved to find that his was the same; aworks and Jeremy Denk’s required a High School level (I alway find Jeremy’s excellent posts too long to read at this point in my life); The Standing Room was the same as Alex and me. The Overgrown Path requires a genius reading level. I wonder if Shakespeare had a blog what his level would be?

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ComposerBastard November 11, 2007 at 3:04 pm

That’s basically a level that business writing needs to be to be able to be understood by the many, so I imagine there is nothing to be concerned about.

Brad Wood November 11, 2007 at 6:31 pm

I’d just sprinkle a few more rare words and upgrade, if the junior high grading is bothersome, vexing, and discomfiting.

That would seem to be what’s going on “On An Overgrown Path”, or shall we say PLIABLE’S PLOY, based on my casual perusal, inspection, scrutiny, and perlustration…

Although the guy (?) does seem to know a lot.

Michael November 11, 2007 at 11:16 pm

Hey, I got “High School”. What am I doing wrong? 😉

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