The blog readability site has plenty of bounces around the blog-o-sphere – plug in a blog URL, and the magical black box somehow comes up with an absolute determination. I am proud to wear by junior high school reading level badge, which means I am certainly writing for an audience that is at a higher maturity level than the author:
What is abhorrent is the copy and paste code to put the badge/graphic in your site comes equipped with a link to a site that has no relevance. I removed it from mine, but any marginal credibility this site may have had is tossed into the rubbish bin by tacking on a link to a cash advance web site. I mean WTF is with that?
If you copy and paste and code and put into your blog, take a gander at what you are pasting
Yeah, my blog may read to junior high level, but at least I dont sneak spam links in anywhere. That is like, so… so… crappo.
The post "Writing for Junior High (and free spam links to boot)" was originally dropped like a smoking hot potato at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2007/12/blog-readability/) on December 28, 2007.