Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Simplify the language on your blog and you'll be popular?

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Above is the result of a readability test for this blog.

If you believe the test whatever is written on this blog can only be understood by a genius. That of course seriously limits the amount of potential readers. Could that be the reason that this blog is not in the Technorati Top Blogs list? Because when you look at it's top 5, four have High School Level Readability (Engadget, Gizmodo, BoingBoing and TechCrunch) and one is at Junior High Level (Huffington Post).

It's more likely that the authors of those blogs have found an effective and entertaining way communicating about popular issues/subjects (4 feature gadgets/geek/tech-news, 1 is about politics) that people are passionate about.

Original link via Crunchgear.

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