Wednesday, November 28

Blog Readability Test (My Blog = Genius?)

WHAT?
What level of education is required to understand your blog?
Click here, Enter your blog's URL, and within a few seconds you will get the results. I am not sure what formula or criteria they are using (US High School level?), but it is always fun to explore simple online tests like this one. Not much thinking needed, so why not!

MY BLOG?
My blog's reading level: 'Genius'.

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It felt great, until I thought about it a bit! Mambo-Jambo! From an instructional design (ID) point-of-view it is simply a disaster, unless most of my readers (target audience) are at that level. Hopefully, they are!

If this test is reliable and valid, I suppose I would need to use less jargons and simpler words in the future to reach the lower levels (or more people!). Why not!

Interestingly, Joseph Hart's blog reading level is also 'Genius'. Though, Stephen's OLDaily blog reading level is only 'High School'. This could be one reason (Unconscious one!) why I ranked Stephen's blog higher in my Top 10 ETL blogs ranking. It might not make sense, but it does bring a bit of joy and heartache to our blogging. In short, a little copy/paste job for a lot of reflective fun!

I am still learning... :)

3 comments:

Poonam Sharma said...

Hey, this blog readability test is not authentic. Read the comments here in my post at: http://alchemistpoonam.wordpress.com/2007/11/12/what-is-your-blog-readability/

Yet I did it for fun. :)

Zaid Ali Alsagoff said...

Dear Poonam,

Thanks for your feedback and I had fun reading the comments :)

Anyway, what can we expect from a key word/phrase/sentence computerized algorithm :)

Though, at least I know that only geniuses can understand my blog, and that you are one of them.

Also, hopefully more geniuses will visit my blog LOL :)

Warm Regards,

Zaid

Poonam Sharma said...

ha ha..me a genius reader! :)