Think back to the last time you did a blog. (Hopefully, it isn’t that long ago, like a week or few weeks!) Do you recall how long it took you to write the blog? I am talking about just writing the blog, not the graphic creation, editing or the fluffy stuff, I’m talking just about how long it took to think and type up the blog content. For me, most of the time, that is the part that takes so longggggggg because as I type, I think of other things to say or change my mind as I type or well, I type faster than my brain (which is wierd, I know). Maybe it’s just that my fingers can’t keep up so they just start plunking away and well, there goes another misspelled word, BACKSPACE!!! Then, there is the graphics to create, then resize them to fit, then the Click to Tweets, the the headers and the meta tags and such. Quite honestly I would like to see the whole process take a little less time.
How it hit me
I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and a friend of mine said that she was writing papers for school. One of her friends commented how she uses talk to text. I had used this for notes, reminders and places/things to check out but hadn’t really thought about using it for blog writing or even paper writing five years ago when I was in school. So one day I decided I would give it a try and see how it worked.
My main concern with talk to text – ERRORS
Quite honestly I expected to be cleaning up my blog post a lot more. I was expecting that the phone wouldn’t pick up the words I had intended on using. I also figured that, like with typing my blog out, that I would end up rewriting the darn thing, because I am kind of anal, but I didn’t. I was pleasantly surprised that it didn’t have a ton of errors, I didn’t rewrite it and that it really does dwindle down a large chunk of my time in the writing process. It takes me about 5 minutes to talk and text a blog whereas it would take me easily a half an hour or more to type the whole thing. What about you?
Now, don’t get me wrong, there are some errors, but it’s likely you! The errors I make are usually because I start a sentence and then stop and start again because I changed my mind. If you are a horrible speller, this might be good for you because usually the correct word (their v there) is used because you are using it in a sentence. It even knows comma, period or new paragraph, but sometimes it doesn’t actually do it but types it, however that is easily fixed when you revise the blog. End of the day, it is still saving a heck of a lot more time.
I was even worried that I would end up with shorter blogs, but I think the opposite is true. Sometimes when I’m doing my talk-to-text blog I think that it’s going to end up short but next thing I know I’m at a 700 plus word blog.
Talk to text versus typing
Consider this, if you were to explain the process of how to do something in person (verbally of course) versus typing the process, which do you think would take longer? Of course the verbal process is going to be much quicker, plus you can get out a lot more information in that small about of time.
Save time with blogging by using talk to text on your phone and email to yourself and Voila! #blogging #tipsClick to tweet
You ready to save time on blogging?
So the question is this…. are you ready to save time on your blog writing and have time to blog more (or do other things) or do you want to waste more time by typing up the blog? Just give it a go and try it and let me know what you think. If you’ve ever tried it before let me know what you thought or any issues you may have come across because maybe I have as well. Next paragraph <<<Just kidding!