Friday, May 1, 2009


I recently saw this analysis on another blog, (sorry that I can't remember who, it isn't one I follow but one I linked to somehow), and favorited the base site for later. I've now run the analysis on my blog. The link for the site is at the bottom so you can do it to your blog too. I'd be interested to see how all my blog friends out there roll out doing this.

My feeling is that a lot of us garden bloggers and sustainable living bloggers might wind up similarly. My purposeful and, at times, difficult avoidance of talking politics and sullying gardening with that tends to skew these stats some, I think.

I also ran the Gender Genie linked at that site to see the results for individual posts. Every single post I tried, and I tried a lot, came up more male than female (how depressing is that!) but there was a definite difference depending on topic. When rambling on about Sustainability or reviewing a book, I came up less overwhelmingly male in my writing. When giving facts and status on gardening then I come up with a much higher percentage, up to 80%. that just my alpha personality and 23 years in the military?

Enjoy! What would you suggest I do to improve my communications with all of you?

The Blogalyser reveals...

Your blog/web page text has an overall readability index of 11.

This suggests that your writing style is conventional
(to communicate well you should aim for a figure between 10 and 20).Your blog has 34 sentences per entry, which suggests your general message is distinguished by verbosity
(writing for the web should be concise).


male malefemalefemale
self oneselfgroupworldworld
past pastpresentfuturefuture

Your text shows characteristics which are 56% male and 44% female
(for more information see the Gender Genie).
Looking at pronoun indicators, you write mainly about yourself, then the world in general and finally your social circle. Also, your writing focuses primarily on the present, next the past and lastly the future.

Find out what your blogging style is like!


Les said...

Well, I was glad to find out that I was 61% male, somewhat reassuring for a verbose, conventional writer who speaks mostly about himself in the present.

Crunchy Christian Mom said...

Hmm, I came out 55 percent male. Really, though, what does that mean?? The rest of mine was similar to yours. I don't know that I count it as much, though, really. Like, duh, I write mostly about myself. It's my blog! LOL.

Sue said...

This was pretty interesting, as I thought the overwhelming amount of readers would have been female. Most of the guys I know don't like reading. Hmmmmmm.

GAB said...

It basically told me I was marginally male 55% stuck in the present and too damn wordy and complex.
No suprises there.

the Gender genie got me wrong