It Doesn’t Take A Genius To Read This Blog

Apparently, all you need is a high school education. At least that’s what the Blog Readability Test says. Type in your blog’s URL and it tells you what level of education is required to understand your blog.


I don’t know if this is good or bad. Does that mean I write clearly and succinctly enough that a high schooler could understand? Or does it mean that, despite four years of college, two years of grad school, and 25 years in the workforce, I can still only write at the high school level?

On the other hand, I did type in the URLs of a few of the blogs I read. At least one of them (I won’t say who, so as not to spoil the surprise for that blogger, since he might read this) has a Genius reading level. So, since I read that blog — and um, comprehend what I’m reading — I must be a genius, right?

UPDATE: Be careful here. As Keith Sibson points out, there’s a link to (a Payday Loan site) in the HTML fragment that the site generates for copy and pasting. If you post the HTML on your blog without modification, you’re giving free advertising to a high interest lender.

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