Saturday, November 17, 2007

You can earn college credit by reading this blog

This blog's readability rating, the level of education required to understand the blog, has been judged by an independent rating service to be college level (undergrad). I would expect that would mean that college students (undergrad) can earn college credit by reading it -- check with your professors.

Of course, some of you may be thinking that this rating means that I am not writing clearly and plainly enough, that I am going over most of my potential audience's heads and that may explain my low readership ratings and the fact that my blog has been judged to be worth only $564.54 based on the number of links to my blog from elsewhere on the web. I choose not to look at it that way.

Instead, displaying the attitude that has got me where I am today, I say that anyone who can't understand this blog needs to go back to school.


QuadCityImages said...

That would explain why I only get an elementary school rating...

I wonder if that site takes comments into account.

Dave Barrett said...

If they judged the comments that would surely drag the rating down. Fortunately, I get so few comments that it probably does not effect my rating much either way.

Carl Nyberg said...


However, I tried plugging various local blogs into the equation.

The Proviso Truth scored the level "genius" which made me a bit skeptical of the rating system.

Dave Barrett said...

Thanks Carl,
After I wrote this post I also experimented plugging in various blogs and I also grew very skeptical of its ratings. I am starting to suspect it is using some very simple, unsophisticated rules to make its ratings.