How To Do Blogging Using Your Voice Only?
Blogging is fun. Not only is it a great way to earn money, it also helps take your mind off things. But sometimes, when the burden becomes great, it is all a blogger thinks about. Juggling your blogging career between academic or professional, and family life can be tricky, because a blog requires some serious time and hard work. Maybe this is the reason why a lot of bloggers can't concentrate on the quality of their content. If only there was a way to reduce the time taken to write a post, so that bloggers could focus on more important issues. Well, luckily, there is! You can do blogging by voice only using voice recognition apps, so instead of writing long posts, you can simply dictate them!
The most obvious advantage of this facility would be time effectiveness. According to statistics, the average blogger (not average computer user) has a typing speed of around 50 WPM (Words Per Minute), whereas an average person speaks at an average rate of around 150 WPM. As you can see, you can speak three times faster than you can type.
For voice dictation, of course the efficiency of the software needs to be taken into account. But for a native English speaker, this should be less of a concern. Especially since voice dictation takes your mind off the physical aspect of it, that is typing and hitting the precise buttons. Hence, your mind is more free to wander off and think more about the topic at hand.
And as far as software is concerned, well, we hear every now and then about the latest technology, such as Siri. Far from being drooled at, these things can come in real handy, especially in situations such as this one.
Voice Dictation apps
You can dictate your words to your smartphones, which transcribe them into text. You can do this by using a feature such as SMS messaging supported by Siri. This feature is compatible with Google Blogger, Tumblr, YouTube etc. Alternatively, you could use a text-to-email feature, such as the one on Siri to send text emails. Now you can either use that text to post on your blog, or you can simple set up your blog to auto-publish your content via SMS or email, your call.
Here are two of the most popular apps for iPhone and Android.
Dragon Dictation (iPhone)
This is a really great app, and the best part is, it's free! You can even say out the punctuation marks you want to add, making it very simple.Simply tap it, and record your voice to let the app transcribe your words into text.
This one is for the Android users out there. It might not be as good as Dragon Dictation powered by the powerful Siri, but it does come up decently. Even though it might not be so very efficient, dictation is fun! And you can always edit the final draft for mistakes!
These apps do make your life easier, but they sure need some getting used to, because they might not be as effective as you might like. So first, just give them a try, and tell us how you feel about them. Cheers :)