Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Having Fun With the Blog Readability Test...How Does Your Blog Rate?

While my blog came up as "genius" level reading, let's see how some of Virginia's other blogs stack up, just for fun. Mind you, this is a fun little "test" that measures the amount of intelligence to understand what is being posted in the blog. And yes, I have too much time on my hands right now, lol.

In Virginia...

Daily Whackjob - Junior High School
Virginia Virtucon - High School Level
Raising Kaine - Junior High School
Republitarian - Elementary School
Not Larry Sabato - Elementary School
Cobalt 6 - Elementary School
Black Velvet Bruce Li - Genius Level
Barticles - High School Level
Bearing Drift - Junior High School
Mason Conservative - Junior High School
West Of Shockoe - Elementary School
Democratic Central - Junior High School
SWAC Girl - Junior High School
Spank That Donkey - Junior High School
Anonymous Is A Woman - College Undergrad Level
Leslie Carbone - Genius Level
Va Federalist - Junior High School
Below The Beltway - College Undergrad Level
Sic Semper Tyrannis - High School Level
Ox Road South - Elementary School
Richmond Democrat - Junior High School
Waldo Jaquith - High School Level
Vivian J. Paige - High School Level
hburg news - High School Level
The New Dominion - High School Level

National Blogs of Note...

Huffington Post - Junior High School
Michelle Malkin - High School Level
Little Green Footballs - College Undergrad Level
DailyKos - High School Level
MyDD - College Undergrad Level
Red State - Junior High School

The National blogs kinda cancelled each other out, but interesting stuff on the Virginia side...

Take the test here.


Phil Chroniger said...

And Daily Whackjob is supposed to be colored in brown...because DWJ is neither Red or Blue, it is Brown for the Fart Jokes we will never forsake :)

Anonymous said...

How did Republitarian score so high? I'd rate it about a "patty-cake, patty-cake, baker's man" level.

James Young said...

I'm not surprised that so many scored at the HS level (as mine did). Even a minimal amount of journalistic training (I had a course in HS, and wrote a political column for 7 years) teaches you that it is the level at which you will reach the most readers.

I had neighbors who used to criticize me if I used a big word they didn't understand.

Phil Chroniger said...

I don't know what the criteria is for this little test, but I assume it's a combination of vocabulary, sentence structure, and other things like that.

I could be wrong, but I assume that I'm on the right path.

Vivian J. Paige said...

James Young is quite correct. HS level was the level at which I was taught to write. (Actually, when I worked for the government, we had an editor who made sure that our reports adhered to the 8th grade reading standard.)

Leslie Carbone said...

Oh, dear.

Phil Chroniger said...

I do find it kind of funny that I rated so high...especially considering that I don't really use huge words that nobody knows. I figured my writing is easy to read.

zen said... is a site that I find very insightful and succinct in discussing complex issues and themes. I highly recommend it to all. And yet is rated only at a Junior High level. So I don't think the quality of a blog is accurately gauged by this cute little test.

Banned on the New Dominion said...

Your mom's website is rated High School. I guess it is right on the mark since it is aimed at teaching Spanish to high school students.

I guess she knows her target audience. It is just like your target audience---People like me--heh heh!

LindaBudz said...

In my journalism classes in college, we were taught to write at a seventh grade level. I just ran some of the WaPo's blogs and they came up junior high ... so that's about right.

Phil Chroniger said...

While I can at least say I write like a genius...I never really thought it would take a genius to understand what I'm saying.