Monday, May 02, 2005

Audioblogging - Summary of Options

A colleague asked me about all the options for audioblogging, and it's a bit fiddly to go back through the various postings and find them all so here's a summary of what I've tried.



A long post about different avenues to audioblogging is here.

In summary, you have these choices:

1) record audio yourself and embed it in the page with html. See http://mikecogh.blogspot.com/2005/02/how-to-embed-audio-in-blog.html

2) use the free service provided by http://www.audioblogger.com/. This requires a call to a US number and your post is automatically posted in your blog.

3) use the paid service provided by http://www.audioblog.com/. It's about $8/month. They have a free 7 day trial at the moment. They provide the code and you paste it into your blog. This is the one I would choose but I had trouble with it and so I now use

4) Instant Audio. It's quite a bit more expensive (about US$20/month), but it's a really good service, and you can send audio postcards, post via pc recording or phone (they have a number in NSW), and they have those nice little buttons! They offer a $1 trial for one month. Both Audioblog and Instant Audio also have a companion videoblog service for extra cash.


Note: to use any of these you have to have a standard blog to start with (eg Blogger.com). So audioblogging is actually done within a standard blog.

7 comments:

(Seyyedeh) Susan Marandi said...

Very useful info, Mike; thanks so much! Actually, I always give my students your URL to see the different things you can do using blogger. I'm sure they'll love this post!

Susan @>---;--
Tehran, Iran

Michael said...

Thanks Susan. I look forward to seeing a comment or two from your students.

Karen Haines said...

thanks Michael for this very useful summary. I have been wanting to audioblog for ages and this is exactly what I needed.

I enjoyed a session you did in Christchurch at CLESOL last year on the use of audio in teaching English.

Karen (in Auckland)

Michael said...

Happy to read this Karen. Always nice to know that others benefit from things you post!

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