Grand Cards: What Kind Of Blog Are You?

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

What Kind Of Blog Are You?

This morning, Jane Wells' Funny Business blog on cnbc.com asked a question: What Kind Of Blog Are You? In it, she introduces the Typealyzer, a device designed to to figure out the persona of a blogger based on a blog's writing style. I was intrigued, and in short order found out that I was in a group known as "The Performers":
The entertaining and friendly type. They are especially attuned to pleasure and beauty and like to fill their surroundings with soft fabrics, bright colors and sweet smells. They live in the present moment and don´t like to plan ahead - they are always in risk of exhausting themselves.

They enjoy work that makes them able to help other people in a concrete and visible way. They tend to avoid conflicts and rarely initiate confrontation - qualities that can make it hard for them in management positions.

Oh, and I can't forget the screenshot of my brain-mapping (amazing what they can do with electrodes and USB Ports these days)

How interesting! In my eyes, this lends credence to the theory that blogs can be an expressive outlet that releases thoughts and feelings that would otherwise be cooped up. Clearly, this blog plays into my aesthetic and fun-loving sides and hits a home run with my need for order and detail, which comes through particularly strong in my collecting. As someone who puts on this blog purely for my own enjoyment and to provide useful information to the world, I hope that this blog comes off as fun-loving and enjoyable as my Typealyzer results suggest.

So, I pass the question on... What Kind Of Blog Are You?

UPDATE
They can analyze your Sport Type as well, and I am classified as an "Artisan" which means that I love Motor Sports, Football, Boxing and other sports that "get the adrenaline pumping".

Huh? Analytical Fail. Does this cast into doubt my persona type? Or, are they dead on but fail to understand that baseball gets my adrenaline pumping more than any of those other sports because of all of the high-pressure situations that accompany a game with no clock?

3 comments:

  1. As someone who has known you for a very long time, I can say with 100% certainty that your "blog type" is dead on. My lord. I read that and thought, "well that's exactly what Dan is like!" Entertaining and friendly, don't like to plan ahead, avoid conflicts. That's all you (though I'd say you avoid conflicts by keeping situations from reaching a point of conflict via good management, rather than simply running away from conflict, as this makes it sound).

    As for the Sports Type...Analytical Fail indeed. Maybe you're just on an adrenaline kick right now because of the tournament. You definitely aren't an "edge of your seat" sports watcher. It's irritating actually. When my adrenaline is off the charts and I feel like I'm going to pass out from the intensity, you always look cool as a cucumber.

    I'm going to go take these tests now!

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  2. Hmm. I definitely question the reliability of the Sports Type one for the following reason:

    That´s why they will probably gravitate towards sports with tuff independent sportsmen and women.

    tuff –noun Geology.
    a fragmental rock consisting of the smaller kinds of volcanic detritus, as ash or cinder, usually more or less stratified.

    I may be a lot of things, but a fragmented rock is not one of them!

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  3. I tested my blog and I'm "a performer" as well. In fact, I tested a bunch of card blogs and the vast majority came under either "performer" or "doer" ... one was "the mechanic" or something like that.

    Others came up as "could not detect." Don't know what that means.

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