How to Blog if You Don’t Want to Write or Type?

Many people get discouraged with the idea of having a blog because they don't want to write. They think it will take too much time, or too much effort. But that doesn't have to be the case. Here's a way for you to be a blogger without having to write or type.

So here's a really good tip for those of you that would like to blog, but can't write or don't want to write.

This is part of my do once use many philosophy. But let's just focus on the part where you don't want to actually write your post. Because... you can't type fast enough, you don't know how to write, or just don't feel like sitting for hours on end typing away.

Maybe your ideas come when you're not able to type. You still have a few options.

Here they are:

Use a dictation system

You can use Dragon Naturally Speaking. It works great.

If you have a Mac, you can activate the native dictation (voice to text) system. Just press your Fn key twice rapidly and it will activate itself. If this is the first time you use it, you may have to setup a few options first.

You can use most new Android phones and iPhones as well. Simply open your favorite note taking app, or the blogging app and dictate your blogpost into it. With most dictation systems,  you'll have to say things like "comma","period","question mark", and other punctuation.

Or you could leave that for later and edit it by hand.

If you don't have a note taking app, or your blogging app on your mobile device, then just email it to yourself.

You can then finish it from your mobile device if that suits you.

Dictate and ask for transcription services.

If you aren't comfortable using any of the dictation systems because they doesn't recognize what you want to say, then maybe try this instead.

Use your voice recorder app on your mobile device. And record your blogpost, then find somebody that will transcribe it for you.

You'll find such services on Fiverr or Craigslist, or maybe if you have a company already, this is something you can ask an admin assistant or secretary to complete.

I have not found anybody personally on craigslist that would be worth referring you to.

But I have found a few on Fiverr. I usually pay about $5.00 for 20 to 30 minutes worth of it when I need it. The way to find good gigs is to look for rating, number of jobs and reviews.

2 Comments

  1. A busload of tips in one short article! very inspiring Oscar!

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