I am gonna let you in on a little secret: there’s a better way to blog. Up until maybe two days ago, I was typing all of my blog posts. By hand, it would take me hours to get it done.
A few days ago, I was on one of my Facebook groups and, I don’t remember who, but someone brought up the idea about using Voice Typing or Voice Dictation to write your blog posts. It types what you say as you speak. Genius, I thought. Genius, I thought: I’ve finally found the solution to reducing the amount of time I spend on my blog posts.
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Why should I use voice typing?
I had used voice typing several years ago for a paper I had to write. But many typos later, I hadn’t used the technology since. Maybe the technology was in it’s infancy or maybe I couldn’t speak.
But anyway, the technology is much better now. They’ve evolved and can now type pretty accurately as we speak. Using it allows me to focus on creating top notch content, all the while reducing the time that it takes me to write a blog post. Work smarter, not harder, my friend. I really wish I found out about this sooner. I’ve never even seen this listed as a blogging resource!
What is voice typing and where can you find it?
Where is it on Google Docs. You’re going to need a Gmail account for this, but don’t worry, it’s free! You can start by navigating yourself to Google Docs.
Once you’re there, start a new document (or go to whichever document you want, if you’ve started one already).
When the new document opens, hover over “Tools” and then click on “Voice Typing”.
Where can I find it on my keyboard?
On my phone, there’s a little microphone icon on my keyboard, right next to the space bar. I will put a screenshot below. It basically types everything that you say while you speak. It’s pretty accurate, you just might have to speak a little bit slower.
I know for sure that Apple products have this on their phones and computers. According to Google, Samsung and Android have this as well.
This little thing has cut the amount of time that it takes to write a blog post by at least 50%. For example, if I would normally spend three hours on a post, this would save me over an hour and a half. I always write at least one blog posts a week, so multiply that by 52 and that’s a lot of time I just saved.
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