When Blogger And WordPress Trade Places (Audio Blogging?)

Filed as News on July 2, 2010 4:46 pm

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A long, long time ago in a place not so far away the Google overlords decided that it wasn’t enough that the BlogSpot faithful could upload text and images to their blogs. Something needed to be done to make their Blogger baby distinct from the masses.

So after much thought they unleashed their geek powers and created AudioBlogger, which allowed BlogSpot disciples to post audio clips from their phones upon their blogs for the low price of free.

Unfortunately the service became “too popular” and thus the Google overlords struck down AudioBlogger to the horror of podcasters everywhere.

Now it seems as if WordPress is helping making audio blogging popular again by introducing the service to their users for free.

Now, instead of drunk dialing random friends, lovers, and acquaintances one at a time, what if you could dial your blog and talk to the whole world at once? It’d be like something out of Star Trek.

The future is now, folks. You can now go to your My Blogs tab, enable Post by Voice, and get a special number and code to call your blog. After you’re done, the audio file from your phone call will be posted to your blog for all to listen to and enjoy. (And added to your RSS feed for podcast support.) (Official WordPress Blog)

WordPress plans on charging users later on for the service (which is powered by Twilio), but is for now allowing users to test out audio blogging (now known as phone blogging) for free.

Currently this feature is only available in its free state for WP.com users, although self hosting WordPress gurus can install the Click2Call plugin by Twilio and pay $1 USD per month (plust 3 cents per minute) to receive the same thing upon their sites.

Even though both LiveJournal and Tumblr have been supporting phone blogging for quite some time, WordPress may help make the feature popular again, and perhaps help convince the Google overlords to bring back the service from the dead (even if they charge a premium for it).

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  1. By Andre Arnett posted on July 4, 2010 at 10:13 am
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    This seems like an interesting feature and could be worth it if you forget to make a post or think of one while you are away from your computer. Will be kind of interesting to see how the pricing evolves as it gets popular. Thanks for the info.

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  2. By Teknisyan posted on July 6, 2010 at 3:53 am
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    we have the OS wars, search wars, tablet wars, now we have the blog wars!! :)

    In the end, this will benefit the end users, since competition promotes innovations… so they say!! :)

    http://www.teknisyan.net/2010/07/end-of-life-for-windows-xp-sp2-and.html

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  3. By Unknown posted on September 1, 2010 at 9:38 am
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    Man, I have been searching about this posting audio, in n number o fplaces, everyone suggests teh same, but still I am not able to post the audio on my blog post. It doesnt even show up in my blog post.

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