Thursday, May 25, 2006

I'm Surprisingly Lowbrow

I just ran the xml feed of this blog through these guys. I think I'm so intellectual and all, but according to the numbers this is pitched at a 6th grade reading level. I'm at the same level as popular novels. POPULAR NOVELS! Not Pynchon or DeLillo, but Dan Brown or Jackie Collins. On the plus side, I'm rated a 73.41 in reading ease, which is around a C grade, so I must be doing something right. It's probably all the complex sentences; I use a good many of them, and they could just as easily be broken up - just as you would have expected me to do by now.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Huh. Ran a few pages of my venerable and more or less defunct truck website ( through the readability mangle and came up with upper sevens on the Gunning-Fog index, upper 70s for readability, and about a fifth-grade level. This is about what I was shooting for, and certainly what I should have expected.