There is a certain happiness sighted when your bus comes along. It is of course a small specialized form of happiness and will never be a great thing.

-Richard Brautigan, The Old Bus

Sunday, November 18, 2007

High school level blog

Reading Level I'm trying to decide if I should be insulted. I went to The Blog Readability Test and discovered I'm very readable for high school kids. Not exactly the serious thinkers I was hoping to reach. And then I realized that what the test really shows is that I write like a high school kid. Now that is troublesome.

So I ran the RT Driver guy's blog through the readability test. His score: Genius!

Now I'm really worried.


wburg said...

Actually I'd suspect that it's a good thing: as a journalist, you tend to avoid fifty-cent words and lengthy screeds that would encourage people's eyes to glaze over and skip to a less boring article. Your ideas are smarter than your blog-posting vocabulary, and that's a real challenge. Getting smart ideas down to average-joe levels is no easy task.

John said...

Well, you are too kind.

I note that the Sacramento History Blog gets a postgrad college rating. I wouldn't mind having that.

Jon Q. RT Driver said...


I think that all of the blogs that have sprouted supporting and advocating for a better Sacramento, whether it be preserving history, improving transportation options and clean air is a great thing.

Worried, Schmorried. Is that a genius level word?