1. Look at all the posts you have made in the last month (if you are a very prolific poster you can limit it to your ten most recent entries).
2. For each post try to pick a date in time when this particular post would have been a "hot topic" worthy of front page placement on a major blog or news site. Wikipedia is handy for finding release dates while Google's "timeline" view (probably hidden under "more search tools") is also very useful. Remember that we are only considering timeliness here, not writing quality.
3. Once you have the "timeliness" dates of you most recent entries then just fire them into a spreadsheet and get the average to see how up to date your blog is.
Anything less than 1 month and I reckon your blog is a pretty up to date source of news.
Anyhow here is how it pans out for this blog ("Life is a Mindbending Puzzle")
|Post||Date when it would have been “hot news”||Comment|
|Gogle Labs Introduces gXtortion||01/01/06||Concerns about Google abusing its power have been around for quite a while but there was a step increase in articles about the subject in early 2006.|
|Handing over my freedom to Google||23/09/08||Google releases Android operating system|
|Mafia II: Gutted about the lack of public transport||24/08/10||Mafia 2 released|
|Ambushed by Mafia 2||24/08/10||Mafia 2 released|
|Stop making Apps please just fix your web pages||10/07/08||Iphone App store opens|
|Gaming Update||03/03/09||Main game = Empire Total War|
|Only a few hours left for incredible minecraft deal||20/12/10||The post was pretty much up to the minute|
|Minecraft is a bit meh isn't it … oh wait||17/05/09||Minecraft classic released|
|Empire Total War: Guns Change Everything||03/03/09||Empire Total War release date|
|Are single player gamers more forgiving? Memories of Oblivion||16/01/07||Post is about Oblivion from 2006 but it does talk a lot about the 2006 mod "Nehrim"|
|Metro 2033@ Moscow What has become of you?||16/03/10||Release date of game|
The 18th of February 2009! My blog is almost two years behind the times!. To be fair the results are skewed a bit by the 2006 date I put in for the Gogle article but whatever way you look at it "Life is a Mindbending Puzzle" isn't going to win any prizes for being up to date.