I recently came across an article on Smart Passive Income talking about strategies to get more traffic. One technique mentioned suggests recording yourself reading a blog post, turning it into audio and then making it available on SoundCloud or as a downloadable Podcast.

Has anyone had experience with this? I’m wondering if it’s just a waste of time…

I mean, would you listen to a blog post? It seems kind of dry to me but maybe people prefer that to reading because it saves them time. Thoughts?

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Sherefashion Premium
Great question and equally great idea.Could do well for many.
That's how we learn here folks.
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SZev Premium
Thanks Sheree
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nathaniell Premium Plus
I think to gain meaningful traffic and a podcast following, you'd need to spice things up a bit. Podcasting is not easy, with stuff like editing and what not unless you are a natural speaker. You'll also need to pay for podcast hosting, which can add up!

It's definitely an idea worth trying, but only if you really commit to it. Sounds like just one of those "ideas" that sound great, but need a lot of work to really make into a reality.

Still, it could be a unique angle that could set you apart from the competition. More work generally means you leave others behind and become an authority!
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SZev Premium
Thanks for weighing in Nathaniell. Yeah, I somehow think there would be very little pay off for all that work. Uploading a simple audio file to SoundCloud might be easier but probably wouldn't result in much traffic.
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JudeP Premium
I personally don't like being read to as I am a speed reader and I find it dull and monotonous, but that's just me! I would like to see other's opinions on this too :)
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SZev Premium
Thanks for chiming in Jude - yeah, that's what I'd think too. I hope more people contribute to this topic.
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karagrace80 Premium
I love pod casts and blogs, so this would make sense to me. I have a half hour commute and often listen to things like this on the drive!
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SZev Premium
But actually READING out loud the blog post word for word? That's still fine with you?
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karagrace80 Premium
Yeah, I imagine it would be like an audiobook of sorts. Blogs should read like stories anyways... I definitely would listen :))
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SZev Premium
Got it, thanks, good to know.
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