Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Make Your Blog An Instant Podcast With Odiogo

Odiogo quite literally gives a voice to your blog content

Imagine you are traveling in the New York subway and you've got so many blogs to read when you get back to your computer that you wished there was a way to access them during this "down" time. Well, unless you have the new iPhone and can get the Edge network to fire up down there so you can go online, then you're probably out of luck.

Or are you?

Not anymore thanks to a brand new technological breakthrough for bloggers called Odiogo. It is the most innovative addition to blogging since the format was invented and I'm a newfound fan because it will enhance your experience with my blog as well as give you the same benefit for your blog. In fact, you may start blogging more after you get a load of this!

Do you have a blog and spend literally hours of time researching, writing, editing, and finally posting your content online for all the world to read, but secretly you wished you had the time to do a podcast with your content, too? Well, Odiogo is a cool new tool that does just that with no extra work on your part!

I want to give a special shout-out to my friend Beth Badore from the "Melting Mama" blog (Hey Beth--THANKS for staying on the cutting-edge with your FANTASTIC blog!) for introducing this new technology to me at her blog. I couldn't believe how super simple it was to install and it is such an amazing feature for people to keep up with your blog with their mp3 player, laptop, or desk computer when they don't have time to sit down and read.

Check it out for yourself: go to the "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb" blog post feed and download it just like you would a podcast show by subscribing and using iTunes to access the feed. Of course, you can also tune in by clicking on the "listen now" link at the top of each post. It's quite literally THAT easy!

Within minutes of a new blog post, the Jerusalem, Israel-based Odiogo starts working its magic on your blog to create a human-like male computer voice to the blog text. Even still, it's not 100% perfect as you will notice when you listen. The computer pronounces the "vida" in my famous slogan "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb" as "vyda." But it should actually sound like "veeda." No big deal because most people will get it and just be dumbfounded by this new blog toy.

What a neat way to spruce up your blog and I couldn't be happier with it myself. It works with most of the major blogging formats, including WordPress, Blogger and TypePad. Best of all--IT'S ABSOLUTELY FREE TO USE!!! Can't beat that, can you?

Wanna know how this puppy works? It has to do with the RSS feed which Odiogo monitors for you. When a new post is submitted to your blog, it goes to work to begin creating an audio file using the new text-to-speech technology. It's the most advanced speech technology available today and I think it's fabulous!

All you have to do is sign up and you'll receive an e-mail with a special code to input into your template. Once that code is present on your site, the Odiogo machine goes to work to transform your blog into a speaking monster giving audible life to the words on your page. With nearly 2,000 columns to troll through in my archives, it may take a while to get to them.

That's okay because the newest ones are already available. Let me know what you think. Get tips and advice directly from the creators of this amazing new blog tool about how to make Odiogo work best for you at the Odiogo Blog.

And go ahead and subscribe to my Odiogo feed TODAY! :D

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Blogger Brian S. Friedlander, Ph.D said...

I have started usig Odiogo to my blog and it is really fantastic. What a quick way to make your blog accessible for people on the go and those with reading disabilities.

8/24/2007 10:59 PM  

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