I’M WONDERING whether it would be a nice idea to include audio recordings of my blog posts. I appreciate that not everyone will be able to listen, so this would not be instead of text, but simply providing an alternative way of reading/hearing it.
What do you think? For those of us who suffer with eyes strain or simply prefer listening to reading, I thought it might be useful. And possibly quite fun!
On a related topic, I’ve signed up for LibriVox, which is a website where you can upload recordings of books that are in the public domain. You can volunteer to read certain books, record them yourself, then upload them to the site. I’ll let you know when I make my first proper recording!
This has meant I’ve been playing around with Audacity, and have learned a lot already about how to make my audio recordings sound reasonable. Hence I am now in a position to record my blog posts so that you can hear them without background noise.
Let me know if you would be interested in this. I’m tempted to try it anyway because I enjoy reading aloud and I think it would be an inclusive gesture.
You may be interested to know that I am actually speaking this post and my computer is typing it for me. It’s doing quite well, although I was entertained when it substituted breeding for reading in my second paragraph! (Go back and try saying it…!)
Proofreading is essential!