The inimitable Paragraph Farmer directed me to two websites that analyze the level of education the average reader needs to understand my blog. Here’s how I come out on the first test:
Incidentally, although the website that ran that algorithm doesn’t explain, it almost certainly is analyzing my vocabulary and sentence length. So, it could be gibberish, but still rank up there as long as the words and sentences are suitably complex. On that scale, I’d be worried if I was “College (Grad)”, because I’d almost certainly have reduced this blog to buzzword unintelligibility.
Juicy Studio, which has a more detailed analysis of these readability indices, analyzed my blog and gave me an 11.42 on the Gunning Fog index, a 60.78 on the Flesch Reading Ease, and an 8.08 on the Flesch-Kincade Grade. Bottom line: you have to be educated and literate to follow my writing. And judging by the comments routinely left at my blog, you are.
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