Word Pollution

September 8, 2008

Dear Diary

I saw this at another blog (forgot where! sorry! leave a comment if it was you!) and was almost afraid to take this test. But I bit the bullet, closed my eyes, and this is what popped up.

Do you talk too much in your blog?
Created by OnePlusYou –

On average, your blog posts are around 1330 words in length. This is 210 percent longer than other bloggers who took this test.

OK, I’m wordy. I use lots of words! My husband– that darling, kind, considerate man– calls it “verbage.” A blend of “verbal” and “garbage.” Ha ha ha.

Great, so now I’m going to have a complex everytime I write a post, second-guessing myself if it’s too long or too wordy, or…

this post IS getting pretty lengthy, isn’t it?


Oh I just remembered what blog I found this on– Laketrees! How could I forget, duh!

15 Responses to “Word Pollution”

  1. Mizé Says:

    Hi. I tried the caffeine test in this site and it was very funny.
    I also tried the word test but it dindn´t return any results, strange. Do we have to sign up the site to get our results?

  2. laketrees Says:

    lol Rebecca..
    I will keep my comment brief 😉
    verbage!!! clever man your husband …I like 🙂
    Kim 🙂
    ps I didn’t sign up but it seems you have to have your rss feed on full for it to work…

  3. Cy Says:

    Yikes- mine was 85% less than most bloggers. All my family members would find that hard to believe. But hey- I could last 102 days in my own home. I took that test too.

  4. Hilary Says:

    Now, now … you just keep doing what you’ve always done. Consider it your duty in the battle against the dumbing down of the world wide web populace. 😉

    (I won’t even bother to test mine … it’ll just tell me to shut up.)

  5. Karen Says:

    Ha! A new word for my short vocabulary! Verbage. I love it.

  6. Tidbits Of Tammy Says:

    It just shows you have a lot to share. Always a great read! Keep up the verbage.

  7. Rebecca Says:

    Ladies, I am passing your comments on for my husband to read! LOL

    P.S. I don’t think we have to sign up for this test- I sure didn’t. But I think my RSS Feeds are on “summary.” So maybe my score is TOO LOW!! OMG! Maybe I am even more wordy than this!!! :-O

  8. feefifoto Says:

    Verbosity is a sign of high intelligence. I hope.

    Just linked to you and added you to my reader. Congratulations — I know you must be thrilled.

  9. Eric "Speedcat Hollydale" Says:

    What average are they basing this on?? Must be a photo blog!!

  10. Bombchell Says:


    OMG!!!! i thought mine would be way under. Im shocked. the average blogger must be on vacation then.

    MINE: On average, your blog posts are around 2179 words in length. This is 407 percent longer than other bloggers who took this test.

  11. *lynne* Says:

    “word pollution” heehe I already like your title of this post 🙂 plugged in my site and it says my posts are 131% longer than average. Good, I suppose! 🙂

  12. Mizé Says:

    Gotta try it again. My blog gave no results, maybe I´m the opposite, lol.
    I was going to leave you a comment about the award, but somehow I got lost in telling everyone. Glad you liked it.

  13. heidi Says:

    I am sure that I talk way, way, way to much in my blog! I just love to ramble in my blog and life! I love the pictures of your family and I hope that you are feeling better soon!!!! You sound like a go getter. Can you bring your kids and come over and help me get motivated:)

  14. The Hawg Says:

    Got you beat! My posts are 244 percent longer than the average.

    Uh, that’s not a good thing…

  15. Rebecca Says:

    I haven’t taken the test again since making RSS “full text” instead of “summary. I’m a little afraid. lol. Thanks for your comments!