When I started my blog three weeks ago, one of the services that were presented to me was to turn my blog posts into podcasts with a service called anchor.fm, and I initially didn’t want to do it because I never liked my voice on video. One night, I looked into it further, and out of curiosity, I signed up for the service. After signing up and creating a podcast (which is the same name as this blog lol), I connected my site to the platform and I saw all of the posts (I had 13 posts at the time when I signed up) that I can turn into podcast episodes, and they also add posts when they get published so now I upload a text-to-speech version within the hour after a post goes live. Today is my 25th episode, so I thought I can give a tutorial of sorts on how I use anchor.fm and YouTube to bring TTS to my blog posts
Services I used
Anchor.fm, to turn a blog post into a podcast episode
Microsoft Video Editor, to make a simple video using the audio
YouTube account, to upload the video with all the necessary
The blog post in question, to post the YouTube embed
For this one, I’m going to use the 1st WordPress Adventures post I made last Sunday for reference
WARNING: This is a long tutorial, so strap in, y’all
1 — well, the post has to go live. I schedule my posts to go out daily at noon eastern, so the things I’m about to show you took place up to 30 to 45 minutes after posting.
And then we profit. I’m kidding, but this is my super long tutorial on how I added a TTS version to my blog posts.