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How To Vocalyze Medical Blog Posts

Several local Social Media consultants have recommended that I convert my blogposts into podcasts. Podcasting has been around for a number of years, and in many ways, it is “old” technology compared to the snazzy and snappy digitized recording. But many of us do not have the time to sit in front of a screen to watch images, yet we do have time when we’re in our cars, on the bus, or in a waiting room. Listen to your favorite blog by using a web application called Vocalyze, which converts text to speech. By downloading the app to your smartphone, you can listen to any blog that uses the Vocalyze app anywhere, anytime.

Here's how to vocalize blog posts using Vocalyze app.

You’ll notice that I placed the Vocalyze app on this website on the right side, just under the Toucan bird icon. Download the Vocalyze app to your smartphone. Readers click the link on the app located on my website, and a list of my blogposts should pop up. Click on the article you want to listen to, and a computer-generated female voice reads the text using text-to-speak technology.

It’s pretty simple, and it’s free. The downside is that the rendering of the blog post is not always accurate. For example, the word “triage” is pronounced “trejj”, because the voice recognition rendering of the word “triage” has not been corrected to the proper pronunciation. That might be bothersome, but it won’t stop you from getting your blogpost read — and understood — when you need to keep your eyes somewhere else.

Now it’s your turn. What do you think of Vocalyze? Did you try to listen to one of my blogposts using the app on your mobile device? Were you able to understand enough of the post to find it valuable? Let me know what you think.

By Imei Hsu

Imei Hsu is a mental health counselor, active retired RN, writer, triathlete and arts promoter in the Seattle area and through online services. With 29+ years in healthcare (20+ years in mental health), Imei has a commitment to helping people discover insight into their health, relationships, and connecting. She is the owner of Seattle Direct Counseling and the blog, a presenter and speaker on a variety of psychological topics, and a positive force on the Internet. She is launched her personal project, My Allergy Advocate, in 2018. Imei is two-time Ironman Finisher (Mont-Tremblant 2016, Ironman Canada 2018), and is currently training for her third Ironman in August 2020; she also finished her first ultramarathon in 2017 and has gone on to race the 100K distance while preparing for two separate 100 Mile trail races in 2020. You can find her running everywhere and eating all the thingz, watching movies, and cooking real food.

2 replies on “How To Vocalyze Medical Blog Posts”

Imei:

Nice to see that you are enjoying Vocalyze!

We have fixed the pronunciation problem with Triag. Would you to hear more feedback and suggestions from you.

Let’s promote your website and get more visitors.

Frank

How do users of Vocalyze submit pronunciation errors so they can be recalibrated? Also, if you prefer the British accent over the standard American accent, will there be options in the future to select accents in standard English?

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