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Dragon Naturally Speaking, making blogging easier

Since becoming a father I’ve had to find a balance between my blogging time, my work time and my time with my family. Did you notice the order? That is pretty screwed up. I should be focused on my family time, my work time and my blogging time. Family is very important to me and I have to work each day but I also run 4 blogs and so I need to have time to do that as well. I’m a fast typist but being fast and being accurate are two different things. Many of my posts could be much more accurate if I was able to concentrate on what I wanted to say rather than how quickly I needed to type it up to say it.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 Preferred

I’ve been testing out the application Dragon Naturally Speaking 10 Preferred and I wish I had been using it this whole past year. For the sheer simple fact that I can continue to work on my posts while having my hands occupied with holding my daughter. And at this stage of the game I can talk right to her and have it still be a post because she just likes the sound of my voice rather than the content of the words.

I have 4 blogs and this blog is the one that gets the most love and attention because it is most important that there be daily content on this blog. But what about the other blogs? I sometimes let those blogs lapse for a few days until I have a spare few minutes to type up a decent posts. With Dragon I don’t have to wait for a few spare minutes. I could spend that usual hour of typing out one post for one blog and complete 4 posts for 4 blogs. With that being the case I now would have fourblogs updated with great content daily. I tried to compete against the speed of Dragon NaturallySpeaking but was blown out of the water. Try that test for yourself. Take the Dragon NaturallySpeaking typing test! It was both humbling and eye opening. Here is a video with more on how Dragon could help you as a blogger.

This software has been reviewed in many places but I think you would really like the New York Times Review.

One last thing I wanted to say about using Dragon and Blogging. I am overweight and have looked at the possibility of blogging and exercising. I think that using Dragon and standing up and walking around or using Dragon and riding a stationary bike would be a great way to lose some weight and get some work done. I haven’t tried it yet but I have a plan and will update you when I have more to say about that plan.

This was a sponsored post, I was compensated but the opinions are 100% mine.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Today I’m training a new product, it is called Dragon NaturallySpeaking. I am learning how to speak to the computer so that recognizes each thing that I say. I can open documents, I can close documents, I can save documents, all with the sound of my voice. Dragon NaturallySpeaking is a pretty interesting software product it understands most of what I say, especially what I speak clearly. It is funny to be talking to the computer and telling it to put in commas and periods. What is also interesting is that it cannot differentiate between me telling you to add a ‘,’ or’.’, and asking for the word comma or period. So if I want the computer spell out the word ‘,’ or ‘.’ I have to say commas or periods and then remove the ‘s’.

So this is my first blog entry, funny it knew the word for blog, (I needed to teach it the word lycanthrope) that I am entering with the help of Dragon NaturallySpeaking. The reason that I taught it the word lycanthrope, was that I was reading a book to practice my dictation.

Eventually I will be using this Dragon NaturallySpeaking as a demonstration tool for our pathology product. God I hope that while I’m doing a presentation that word doesn’t come up. Although during my most recent formal demo I was typing the name Stan, one of the folks participating in the demo, and I ended up typing Satan, so I can always type something worse, I guess.

It is actually pretty fun to use this. Hanging out in the conference room, with the headset, talking to myself. And lucky for me I got a conference room with windows on four sides. So now everybody can watch be talk to my computer.

I actually don’t need to talk very loud but I need to speak clearly. Which as you know, I don’t always do very well. I tend to get a little mumbly at times.