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Check for BS in your own text


I’m not making any insinuations about your text. Just sayin’. Maybe you should run it through this handy-dandy tool before you press Publish.

Just sayin’.


12 comments on “Check for BS in your own text

  1. sknicholls
    February 9, 2014

    I ran my book blurb and a few of my blog posts through it, and it showed “few indicators”, like .125 etc.. so i am not as a big a BSer as I thought I was. However, just out of curiosity, I ran a BIG blogger (20,000 followers) who tells people all about how to write, publish and market, and it scored nearly off the charts at 9.

    • Kevin Brennan
      February 9, 2014

      Congrats on your low score! Reassuring, isn’t it?

      And I’m not at all surprised at the BIG guy’s score. I don’t know who it is, but I cringe when I read a lot of that kind of stuff and realize I’m actually being sold something.

  2. ericjbaker
    February 9, 2014

    I scored a .24 by sticking in a few paragraphs from my last blog entry. According to the meter, my writing is “acceptable.” I’ve never been so enthused about a response. People usually throw rotten fruit.

    • Kevin Brennan
      February 9, 2014

      Acceptable is nothing if not perfectly adequate. You should be proud of yourself, young man!

      (I wonder what kind of score that statement would get…)

      • ericjbaker
        February 9, 2014

        My goal as a writer is to be wholly passable and not at all obviously poor. To be considered not particularly awful by my peers is a life’s ambition come true. I think I shall phone my mum now and tell her the good news!

  3. John W. Howell
    February 9, 2014

    I just did it and got a score of 0.03 and the note no bullshit. I love this.

    • Kevin Brennan
      February 9, 2014

      You’re straight-shooter, John. Or you lied to the BS detector. Which is it?!

      • John W. Howell
        February 9, 2014

        Just threw in a story which was a total piece of fiction and poof! Guess we call it honest fiction

  4. Dave
    February 10, 2014

    With a .14, I’m not up to Eric’s level of BS, but apparently I BS more than John. I’m not sure what that means.

    • Kevin Brennan
      February 10, 2014

      Maybe we should be trying for higher scores. Shouldn’t the point be to BS as much as possible without getting caught? 😈

      • Dave
        February 10, 2014

        LOL. One would think. Perhaps Eric should hold a class on improving levels of BS in writing. 🙂

      • Kevin Brennan
        February 10, 2014

        He’s nothing if not acceptable.

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