Give Your Blog a Voice With BNarrator
If you think text blog entries are too one-dimensional, and don’t have the time or patience to produce a podcast, BNarrator could be for you.
Simply place a widget on your blog and the Website will be notified every time you update content. This text is then sent to a human narrator (aka voiceover person) to read. Voila! Once you approve the audio, people can listen to the content on your blog.
The service is free, relying on an ad-supported model to pay the bills. A brief ad will be played before your entry is read.
I certainly can see the benefit for elderly visitors and the visually impaired. However, unless your topic appeals to these audiences, I don’t think the widget will bring a sizable amount of traffic. Knowing that, there is another benefit to adding BNarrator to you blog. The company shares the revenue, giving site owners 30% of the take – with 5% supporting charities for the blind.
If you decide to give the widget a try, let us know how it works out.
Andrew G.R. is the owner of Jobacle, a career advice and employment news blog and podcast designed to make work better. Follow him on Twitter.
I read your post and found it interesting. I had a need for something similar to BNarrator. However, I needed to change my audio messages often and quick on my blog. So, with some engineering friends, we developed MyVoice widget. With MyVoice, you get a customized widget and phone number to call into the system. Once you call in and leave your voice message, within minutes, your voice is on your blog. If you use your cell phone, you can be just about anywhere and update the voice message on your blog. You can change your voice message when ever you like. Visit http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/myvoice-widget/ to get the details.