Hi guys! Today, I am going to gripe. So, buckle your seatbelts and leggo!!!!
If you have a website and you have data on that website then you are aware of the scoring system that analyzes “readability.” This is essentially the measured difference between being able to communicate to a child to a fully (college) educated adult.
I accept that this is the way SEO is somehow measured; but, I don’t freaking like it.
NOT. EVEN. A. LITTLE. BIT.
In fact? I’ve got an ax to grind here.
I f***ing HATE IT.
But, just because I hate it doesn’t mean I refuse to educate myself on it, learn how to apply it’s requirements, and ultimately implement action to help in raising the rankings for my website and it’s content. Look, I’m aware that my content is for fun and essentially “of the moment” therefore, unless updated annually, some of my stuff will just be dusty and useless. Which are some pretty strategic life goals, really.
I like to entertain. Maybe my words linger, maybe they don’t. Maybe I should just zip my lip in some cases; but, let’s be realistic… stop talking. It’s just not going to happen. Still talking. I’m a chatty kathy. Knew it. A rambling woman. I don’t STFU.
So? You’re stuck with me. And the talking.
Which means, you get to continue reading (or don’t) continue reading over this whining on the Flesch Scoring System. Boo! I know. I feel ya! Since when is it a bad thing to use words derived of a decent education? Isn’t this what we were bred to do. How about that SAT score? I guarantee you if that was online it would fail miserably too. High schoolers are on a must-know basis of bigger words that… See Spot Run. Or, Everybody Poops.
Both great books by the way.
While I adore 11 year old kids and their preciousness, the truth of the matter is… writing my blog so they can understand this would – IMO – be absurd! Very. Is the Flesch scoring system trying to assume that most adults can’t handle a word larger than four syllables? Ah, good theory. Or think in an educated manner? Duh, da, da’s. I was more befuddled by the thought that said scoring system presumes the average adult in our society reads at an 11 year old level!
But, this is also coming from a former 11 year old – me, people – that was called “four eyes” in elementary. And a “walking thesaurus” in high school. *shrugs
Not funny, homosapiens! I have feelings – sometimes – too!!
I’m glad I was picked on for my nerdiness. It gave me thick skin and a blog that some stupid scoring system fails me on.
A failing score for word awareness. So ass backwards.
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