Turn your blogs in audio MP3 files – Give your readers the option to listen too
You’ll see a little icon at the top of my blog posts where you can listen to an mp3 file of the content.
Odiogo grabs your rss feed and converts the text into an audio file. The voice isn’t perfect of course, but nonetheless I think its a cool little extra. They also host the content meaning you will not get hit with a huge bandwidth bill from your host either.
From the official odiogo site
Turn readers into listeners, and transform your blog into a high quality, ad-supporting broadcast that can vastly expand your audience reach!
At present the service is completely free. I’d imagine that as they build up sufficient traction and user base, they’ll seek out monetisation options, probably via the use of inserted audio ads at the end or beginning of ones content. Perhaps they’ll offer a paid or a pro version enabling you to opt out, we shall see…
Thus far, I kinda like it, let me know what you think.
You can subscribe to the feed for this site here
Here’s what a few other bloggers think of it, do you have a view?
Instant Podcasts with Text-to-Speech Odiogo
My Odiogo Podcast