Hoo-hoo, kiddies, you have GOT to try these! Thanks to Erica at The Good Old Days, I've been gleefully playing with a list of links at Library Bytes -- Blogger Tools of Analysis! Sound scary? Ooooh, they ARE! With these diabolical tools, you can learn the following just by typing in your blog's URL:
- What area of the human brain MOST reflects the writing style on your blog? Go to the Typealyzer to find out!
- Are you a man writing as a woman writing as a man -- er, something like that? Visit the Genderanalyzer to find out the GENDER of your writing style!
- Are you blogging at the Kindergarten level or at the Graduate School level? The Blog Readability Test will tell you!
- How Much is Your Blog Worth? Think your blog isn't worth anything? You might be wrong!
Now, I don't know if these analysis tools have any sense of legitimacy about them, but let's see how the Hoosier Journal of Inanity measures up:
- According to the Typealyzer, my blog reflects the Mechanic type, indicative of the "independent and problem-solving type. They are especially attuned to the demands of the moment; are masters of responding to challenges that arise spontaneously. They generally prefer to think things out for themselves and often avoid inter-personal conflicts. The Mechanics enjoy working together with other independent and highly skilled people and often seek fun and action both in their work and personal life. They enjoy adventure and risk such as in driving race cars or working as policemen and firefighters."
That's right, gosh darn it. I wanna be a helicopter pilot when I grow up!
- The Genderanalyzer thinks that this blog is being written by a MAN: "... written by a man (70%)." Now, this really doesn't surprise me. I actually get this ALL the TIME, even for my books (which I write under a gender-neutral pseudonym). I AM WOMAN -- HEAR ME ROAR -- but I admit that my writing style DOES carry a decidedly masculine tone. What I REALLY want to know is, did the Genderanalyzer draw its conclusion based on my actual writing style, or based on the fact that my blog is full of references to superheroes and monsters?
- According to the Blog Readability Test ...
Now, this is kind of depressing. In journalism school, I was taught that it was important to always try to write at the third grade level, so my writing would be easily accessible to the greatest number of readers without sacrificing content. If this result is at all accurate, it looks like maybe I've been editing nonfiction books for way too long.
- What's this blog worth?
Uhhhhhhh ... Anyone wanna buy a blog?