None of the text in this blog article was typed by me. I can type pretty fast but are many times when I just don't feel like typing a blog. Just by chance there was an offer to buy voice dictation software at a really good price during Black Friday. I bought a copy and have been ecstatic ever since.
What are the advantages of using voice dictation in blogging?
- Comments and blogs are done three times faster
- I tend to make longer comments
- I can write more blogs in a single sitting
- I can write many more comments
- What I write comes across more like my voice than my writing style
Let's address a couple of the key advantages of using voice dictation software in your day-to-day blogging. The two biggest advantages are speed and quality. Because you're speaking you can dictate comments in blogs roughly 3 times faster than if you were typing a professional level. Since most people don't type that fast actual dictation performance is probably much higher. I just dictated this paragraph in about 30 seconds. The other advantage is quality and let's talk about that in more detail.
How does diction software improve blog and comment quality?
Using dictation software allows me to post longer comments with more detail and a better expression of how I feel that if I just type in a quick sentence or two. To me that means I'm offering better value to the people who took the time to write the blog in the first place by giving them better expression of what's really on my mind.
Blog quality increases substantially because I can sit here and effectively write (was "right") just the way I speak. Having that style of writing that matches my speaking means my inner voice comes through much more clearly. I find that this means I can say more with richer wording than just trying to type slowly and work it out as I go along.
What do I get and where do I get it?
My recommendation is to buy Dragon Naturally Speaking home edition. The current software package includes the actual software as well as a headphone set that allows me to listen and dictate with improved accuracy. It's available on Amazon.com for only $50. Given the amount of time that I've saved using the software it was well worth the expense.