Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Blog Readability Test

I was reading a blog called the writer's gateway and I came across this interesting article where the author had mentioned that we can check the readability of our blog. Isn't that interesting?

If it serves the same purpose like the readability statistics in a word processor, then it is quite interesting to know the readability level of our blog articles. But as far as I know the grade level in the readability statistics should not exceed K-8 level. If the same holds good for blog readability test then I wonder whether being rated as a "genius" is a good thing or is it a disgrace in disguise. Well so much for it, if you guys want to try out and check the readability of your blog articles, just click http://www.criticsrant.com/bb/reading_level.aspx. Enter your blog's URL and see for your self. :-)

4 comments:

Manish Mohan said...

Interesting. Unfortunately the site doesn't quite give an explanation of what the ratings mean. Yeah, a genius level would probably not be a good thing if readability is anything to go by (which by the way is how my blog was also rated).

riya said...

Yeah you are correct. The site does not explain what are the criteria on which the ratings depend.

Archana Narayan said...

Really interesting. But as the others have mentioned it would have been interesting to know why? Is it the content written or the language used? If it is the content, it may mean that your blog caters to a very specific/highly specialized segment. If it is language, it may mean that the sentences used are complicated.

Mousumi Ghosh said...

There are two ways of of determining the readability level of any article/passage/blog. 1) Flesch Reading Ease 2)Flesch–Kincaid Grade Level. "Readability test are designed to indicate comprehension difficulty when reading a passage of contemporary academic English"-(Wikipedia). Hence if one's blog/article is rated as high school level then that's a credit. Because in that way your article is easy to comprehend.