Would you be interested in audio versions of my posts?

February 8, 2020 @ 12:43 pm | Filed under:

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Allears.cc invited me to try their new audio recording studio for bloggers. You read your posts aloud* and embed the audio into them. I love the idea of the increased accessibility and thought I’d give it a try. I did a test recording with a post from last week: Astonished at the Voices of Willamette and Wren.

* To clarify: the audio is in addition to the usual text post.

I practiced it once and then recorded. I can hear where I loosen up midway through and of course I like the looser, chattier part better! But I think rather than make myself bananas with trying to get it perfect, I’ll just go with good enough—since the whole point is easy layering-in of an audio option. Easy means don’t overthink it.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on audio recordings of blog posts!


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    Elizabeth H says:

    Not for me. I’m not a podcasty person. Would much rather scroll and skim. But others’ MMV.

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    Melissa Wiley says:

    I get that. I love podcasts but if I have an option to read something rather than listen, I’d nearly always prefer to read. (Funnily, I find myself shifting more and more to audiobooks as my time spent on embroidery increases—the listen + stitch combo is pretty delicious). But I love the idea of offering people an audio option for posts—anything to increase accessibility! 🙂

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    Judy says:

    I think it’s a lovely idea to give the option of both Lissa, providing it doesn’t give you a lot more work. I always seem to have a backlog of podcasts – but then I have a backlog of most things! – but I do find they’re lovely to listen to when doing practical non-brain things like cleaning or decorating. Also it’s lovely to take a few moments sometimes to just sit back, close my eyes, and LISTEN, rather than having to focus on the screen and risk visual distractions.

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    Judy again says:

    Oh! I just listened to your audio version of your last post (which I had read when it first appeared). Oh my yes, you MUST do audio versions! What’s a little extra work eh (note the change from caring friend to eager audience). Your post comes to life when you read it. I love it. And think how much all your fellow ramen loving readers will bless you! 🙂

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    Kim Huitt says:

    Yes! Audio version is amazing! I can hear your personality.