Friday, April 11, 2008

I'll Show You Mine if You'll Show Me Yours

I was over at June Cleaver Nirvana's place this morning, drinking a cup of tea when I noticed her very impressive Blog Reading Level widget sitting there on her sidebar, which graded her blog as not just college level but postgrad.

(It should be noted that in order to even get this graphic on my site, I had to save the .jpg from Holly's site.)

So being the super-duper competitive mommy blogger-cum-writer that I am, I clicked right over to this site to [validate myself] have some harmless fun. Or not. The site graded my blog as this:
blog readability test

Clearly there was something horribly flawed with this test. And I set out to prove it by plugging in the URLs of some of my best, brightest, and most erudite bloggy friends. Here's a sampling:

My friend, Jenn at Juggling Life, who in reality is a full-time (college) student, achieved this grade level:
blog readability test

Hmm. Starting to feel a little better about myself but let's continue with the test. Next, I plugged in the always eloquent JCK at Motherscribe. Her results?
blog readability test

Where are we in the land of No Child Left Behind?
Is George Bush administering this test?

One final chance to disprove my hypothesis. I'm pulling out the big guns, the queen, The Boss(y) :

blog readability test
Results: Flawed test. Bell curve blown all to hell by overachievers (must be the animation).

Still don't believe me? How 'bout this one boys and girls? Yeah. Him. His score:

blog readability test

At least we're in good company...


SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Well, I was rated post-grad also; and you all are just pathetically jealous. It must be the repeated use of the word "potty" that got me that rating.

HRH said...

OMG! That is so funny. I am feeling so superior that I hate to admit the following...

I saw a doctorate level on someone's blog (I can't remember who) and got all competitive and went and re-tried my blog and ended up with Elementary level too. So thankfully I still had my original one that I display proudly. Shhhhh...don't tell anyone that my rating has dropped.

merlotmom said...

I got Junior High School. Jeez. Not a fan of this site...Can I borrow your badge?

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Thanks for including me. I have been, at various times, all of those rankings. Methinks perhaps the methodology is flawed. But hey, if it means I'm hangin' with Bossy, I'll deal!

Jen said...

I tried my current blog and got something like junior high. Then I plugged in my old blog, same content just different address, and got GENIUS!!

It's totally random.

Jennifer H said...

Mine is rated at elementary school level.

Whatever. Guess I need to use bigger words.

JCK said...

Methinks for me 'tis all that Junior High sex talk on my blog. ;)

~ Denise said...

Oh, I'll have to see what I get. :o)


Debba said...

Love your blog - even if I'm not a manic mommy. (Do pets count?) I'm too chicken to rate my blog for age level - so congrats to you on your bravery and your blog!

If you have any girlfriend updates or stories, I'd love to share them on my site. or blog

Thanks for your fun blog! Debba / Girlfriendology


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