Thursday, January 12, 2006

My Blog Is Readable!

I found this cool site called the Juicy Studio and it has a "readability test" for blogs. You can put in your blog's URL and wa! la! it comes back with "stuff" like this:

Total sentences

Total words

Average words per Sentence

Words with 1 Syllable

Words with 2 Syllables

Words with 3 Syllables

Words with 4 or more Syllables

Percentage of word with three or more syllables

Average Syllables per Word

Now then, this is where it gets tricky. .....

"Gunning Fog, Flesch Reading Ease, and Flesch-Kincaid are reading level algorithms that can be helpful in determining how readable your content is. Reading level algorithms only provide a rough guide, as they tend to reward short sentences made up of short words. Whilst they're rough guides, they can give a useful indication as to whether you've pitched your content at the right level for your intended audience".

Gunning Fog Index

"The result is your Gunning-Fog index, which is a rough measure of how many years of schooling it would take someone to understand the content. The lower the number, the more understandable the content will be to your visitors. Results over seventeen are reported as seventeen, where seventeen is considered post-graduate level".

Flesch Reading Ease

"The result is an index number that rates the text on a 100-point scale. The higher the score, the easier it is to understand the document. Authors are encouraged to aim for a score of approximately 60 to 70".

Flesch-Kincaid Grade

"The result is the Flesch-Kincaid grade level. Like the Gunning-Fog index, it is a rough measure of how many years of schooling it would take someone to understand the content. Negative results are reported as zero, and numbers over twelve are reported as twelve".

Well there you have it! My blog is easy to read. Maybe it's too easy to read, but I like it or I wouldn't write it! I sure hope you like it too.


RickO. said...

That was cool. I got an 87 on the reading ease! Here were the rest of my results: (like anyone cares)

Summary Value
Total sentences 448
Total words 4774
Average words per Sentence 10.66
Words with 1 Syllable 3557
Words with 2 Syllables 886
Words with 3 Syllables 260
Words with 4 or more Syllables 71
Percentage of word with three or more syllables 6.93%
Average Syllables per Word 1.34
Gunning Fog Index 7.04
Flesch Reading Ease 82.73
Flesch-Kincaid Grade 4.37

BTW, I know I'm off topic, but I like Dan Patrick as a radio talk guy, He seems sincere about the property tax issue. Just my .02

TxGoodie said...

Well he should sound sincere...he's got lots of experience as an actor! Nice "seeing" you here again...