... is a truly wondrous thing.
'W' has it. That's a really healthy part of his makeup. It has helped him to survive all the many jabs and pokes (some intentionally nasty, unfortunately) he has received these past nearly eight years.
I have it. Do you?
There is a site out there where you can check your blog's reading level. Did you know that?
It's kind of fun. Not only can you check your own blog's level, you can check (I don't how many, actually) any number of others!
I am kind of sad to report that my blog's level is now at "Junior High."
Well, shoot and darnation!
It used to say "Elementary."
I thought, "Oh, good. That means it's easy to read."
I want it to be easy to read! I take a lot of pride in carefully writing and re/editing each post so that you all know exactly where I'm coming from.
One of my regular readers and a personal "Favorite" of mine, Whalechaser, has posted on her site that her blog's reading level is "Genius."
I thought, "Whaat!!" (Not that she's not a genius, understand, but she doesn't use any bigger words than I do! At least I don't find myself having to go to the dictionary while reading her posts to understand what the devil she's talking about.)
ANYhoo, yesterday -- while out at DD's -- she (DD) and I spent at least an hour (maybe more!) on her trying to teach me and me trying to learn how to post pix and such on my blogsite.
I didn't take many notes.
She showed me how to post something from YouTube on my site, and I have a practice draft for that one. She showed me how to save an attachment from an e-mail into a folder (somewhere ... you see why I really needed to take notes?). She showed me how to down/up?load a pic from someone else's site to my own. I have a practice draft for that. She cautioned me about making sure that I gave proper credit to my source. She showed me how to place the pic left/center/right and how the text would appear. (And yes, you have it correctly. I took no notes for that, either!) However, I have a practice draft. :)
Well, last night I had another of these weird dreams. ("Fun" weird.)
I dreamed that I was looking at my post, trying to figure out why it was deemed "Elementary" instead of anything higher.
In my dream, I was asked to cross out (remove) any word that appeared more than once.
Well, the word "I" was used just a ton of times, and I deleted all of those. "The" "my" "it" "thought" "was" "had" "she" "at" "well" were summarily disposed of, as well.
I was left with (in my dream) perhaps four or five words that were unique (one of a kind to that post) and were less than three syllables!!
I woke up laughing ... laughing, I tell you!
Oh Lord, I couldn't wait to get in here and tell all of you about it.
But then I rechecked my blog's current reading level, and it's been 'upgraded'. How the devil did THAT happen?
Do you want to have some fun? Check this site out. Then, after you've had your giggle, check out everyone else's!