What type of blog am we?

[This posting is inspired by a posting over at Walt At Random]

There are numerous “blog analysis tools” out there, which I find endlessly amusing. Since this blog has many contributors, the results can be kind of …puzzling. However, I can never resist so I thought I would share some of these with you.

First up, is the Gender Analyzer. This could be useful if you are looking at a blog that is written by an unknown individual (for example, “Pat the librarian” or “Chris the archivist”). Since HangingTogether is written by people from both genders, this one gives an interesting result — 77% male. (The Gender Analyzer is supported by uClassify and if you poke around on the uClassify web site, you will find information about their open text classifier, which could come in handy for some of you out there.)

Some people are really into the whole Myers-Briggs thing. I confess that I have never bought into it (even less so after I read this article by Malcolm Gladwell). However, we live to serve. For those of you want to know what type of a team player HangingTogether is, we (collectively) are an INTJ. From the Typealyzer (complete with typos).

The Scientists — [INTJ]
The long-range thinking and individualistic type. They are especially good at looking at almost anything and figuring out a way of improving it – often with a highly creative and imaginative touch. They are intellectually curious and daring, but might be pshysically hesitant to try new things.

The Scientists enjoy theoretical work that allows them to use their strong minds and bold creativity. Since they tend to be so abstract and theoretical in their communication they often have a problem communcating their visions to other people and need to learn patience and use conrete examples. Since they are extremly good at concentrating they often have no trouble working alone.

Umm, yeah, I love to work alone. I do worry about our inability to communicate our vision, and think that using concrete (or even conrete) examples is a good idea. We’ll try to remember that.

Well, what about readability? We took the Blog Readability Test, and… Well, see for yourself!

blog readability test

Since you are reading this blog, you must be a genius, too! We have no quibbles with this one.

Onward to monetization. In these tough economic times (I have the feeling we are going to be using that phrase for some time to come), HangingTogether wonders if it has a future on its own. Fortunately, How Much Is Your Blog Worth? is here to tell us to keep the day job. We (collectively) are worth $15,242.58. At least you can be confident that we are not selling out to The Man.

All we need now is a blog horoscope, and we’ll be good to go! For that, I’m not sure if we would use a median birthday, or use July 1st (the day of the first posting). Predicting our future will have to wait for another time.

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