Blogosphere Trends + Readability Scoring

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If you use Microsoft Word to write posts, you can check readability easily. To get a sense of what different grade levels look like and the results you’ll get, let’s take a quick look at the scores of posts about the month’s most-blogged-about topics, according to Regator : (they are, in order, Osama bin Laden , Royal Wedding , Birth Certificate , Easter , Donald Trump , PlayStation Network , Lady Gaga , Tornadoes , Libya , and Japan ).

October Trends + The 10 Horrors of Blogging

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We’ll use posts from Regator about these top stories to illustrate how you can avoid the ten horrors of blogging…. Boy Genius Report ’s “ Live from Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 launch! ” See you next month with more blogosphere trends from Regator. In the meantime, you can get your niche’s trends or other free widgets for your blog at Regator’s new widget site. You can find her on Twitter @kimber_regator.

Blogosphere Trends + Encouraging Comments

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This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). That’s why, as we look at this week’s ten most-blogged-about stories (trends provided, as always, by Regator ), we’ll also pick up some tips on how to encourage readers to interact with content: 1. Example: Business Insider ’s “ Microsoft Bing Exec Pees On “Google Instant,&# Says Bing Results Still Way Better ”.