Sometimes it’s really hard to get on the Web 2.0 wagon. How do you choose between having conversations on forums, microblogging at Twitter, posting your latest video on YouTube, creating your next podcast, and posting your next small business blog update? Whew! It can be exhausting.
Well, you can outsource some of the work to a virtual assistant or delegate to one of your staff, but where podcasts are concerned you don’t need to do either of those. I found a great little tool that does it for you. And for now, it won’t cost you a dime.
Odiogo.com is a text to speech conversion site that will automatically turn your blog posts into an audio podcast. Using computer generated voice technology — that’s pretty good and can only get better — Odiogo is compatible with all blog engines that publish RSS feeds such as Typepad, Blogger, WordPress or Overblog. You can see it in action by taking a look at my small business tips. Just press the listen now button.
Enroll in the service and within a short time they let you know when the audible version of your blog is ready. The generated MP3 files are even stored on their servers. You don’t need to worry about technical integration tasks or bandwidth issues.
Give it a shot and let me know what you think by leaving a comment.