I just added a plugin to my blog — called MTWordStats
As I am writing this entry, the stats are as follows:
392860 – Characters
104364 – Syllables
8965 – Unique words
66033 – Words
3596 – Occurances of “the”
3970 – Sentences
2439 – Paragraphs
16.6329974811083 – Average words per sentence
1.58048248602971 – Average syllables per word
12.0517118572231 – “Fog” readability index
56.2436892385614 – “Flesch” readability index
9.54656235278285 – “Kincaid” readability index
Of course…as soon as I post this the stats will change.
Both the Fog readability and Kincaid readability indexes measure readability by grade level. As you can see, there is a slight disagreement in results. But those without a high school education are likely to find reading this blog difficult. I am not surprised by this. The flesch readability index measures on a scale of 1-100 with the higher number meaning the easier to read. One source I read says standard documents aim between 60-70. So this is slightly more difficult to read than standard documents. Fine.
I can measure the number of occurances for any word. If anyone would like to know how often I say a particular word, feel free to make suggestions in the comments.