If MotherGoosemouse were to check her site meter, she’d notice about a 16 hour stint on her Blinded Me with Science BlogHer post coming from my IP address.
Go there and you’ll find links to all the info presented at the conference breakouts that you missed. And um, that would be me. Because I am a little embarrassed to admit, I spent far too many of the sessions either blogging, talking, or foraging for berries and edible bark thanks to a food service schedule at odds with both east coast jet lag and my blood sugar levels.
Mo G.M.’s links led to links led to links which led me to Lynne D Johnson’s suggestion of exploring a readability assessment tool. In plain English: how easy is it fer peeple to follow wot yer saying on yer blog.
Average number of syllables per word: 1.44
Words with one syllable: 2669
Two syllables: 795
Three syllables: 251
(Notice how I just used three more three-syllable words by using the word syllable three times? Ha! Now it’s five more!)
Flesch Reading ease (A 100 point scale, 100 being Dr Seuss and 1 being medical texts written in Aramaic. 60-70 is ideal.): 75.65
And finally, the Flesch-Kincaid Grade, or how many years of schooling it would take someone to understand the conten): 5.09
Wait til I tell my parents that my overpriced private college degree has enabled me to write at a fifth grade level. They’ll be delighted. (That’s another three-syllable baby right there, just in case you’re keeping track.)
Try it yourself and let me know your Flesch-Kincaid Grade. I’d love to know what I’m spending most of my time reading these days.