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The Blog Readability Test

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Ever wonder if you’re writing simply enough? Try this:

Blog Readability Test

Straining toward clarity,

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Written by Monte

December 18, 2007 at 5:02 pm

Posted in Religion

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  1. That’s why I don’t try to write poetry, I’m afraid! Too hard!


    December 22, 2007 at 11:45 pm

  2. It’s very tough, and often a goal in my poetry.

    But to be honest, I don’t mind writing heresy at an unreadable level. It’s the ignorant who respond most poorly to it, so maybe they ought not be able to read it!


    December 21, 2007 at 1:59 pm

  3. And simplicity can be tough!


    December 20, 2007 at 8:39 pm

  4. the results actually change depending what’s on the home page. I’ve been checking mine off and on for a while and other peoples for comparison. Apparently sometimes I write simply for the masses (my preferred goal) and sometimes I get a little less readable. It was fun to check out all my favorite blogs. While I generally write at the junior high/high school level normally, two of the blogs I read range in the post-graduate/genius levels. One of those is my husbands who was a bit dismayed to hear it was genius. He’d like to reach the masses too!

    I’d like to point out readability scores are just that. They imply nothing about the skill of the writer. Simplicity can be golden. Think of Hemingway. A fourth grader can read him and I did.


    December 20, 2007 at 12:18 pm

  5. Egads! Mine’s at college (postgrad) level. Oh, well. Probably just as well, for mine! Thanks for the link, though. Very cool.

    Monte Says: Yeah, intriguing, isn’t it?


    December 19, 2007 at 9:37 pm

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