Can you blog with Dragon Dictation?

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Today I will be starting an experiment with Dragon Dictation in order to write my next few blog articles. I think this is potentially an amazing way to produce quality content in a timely manner without overworking your wrists.

So as I move forward writing new content here on my personal blog it will be using the Dragon Dictation program. So far it’s been an amazing experience. I am still learning how to create spaces and how to hit enter but the results have been very positive.

I also plan on doing blog commenting using Dragon Dictation. So when I visit my friends blogs today to comment and engaged I will be using this program and I hope it proves to be productive and efficient so I don’t have to worry about typing any more.

If I had to say there was one downfall it would be the fact that I constantly have to read over what I’m writing in order to make sure it is the correct grammar and order of words. With that said I think the benefits could potentially outweigh the negatives and if they do I plan on using Dragon Dictation full time.

Have you used Dragon Dictation to produce content for yourself? Do you have any experience using speech to text Programs? I would love to hear feedback from you, please do leave a comment below and let me know what you think.

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  1. joshua says:

    I can’t wait to try this program out. Talk about a fantastically quick way to get your thoughts from your head to text. Thanks for posting. Do you have any good recommendations of where to acquire Dragon Dictation?
    Thanks Brian.

  2. Jeremy says:

    I’d personally be hesitant to use a dictation service for blogging. That might just be me though. If you have a long commute to work, you could actually dictate a blogpost and then feed that into a program like Dragon Dictation. It would be interesting to try anyway.
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  3. Rene says:

    What a great idea.
    Please do let us know how it works for commenting.
    I’m currently working on a tiny screen on a glass desk and my arms keep rubbing on the edge of the desk when I type. (not pleasant in any way)

    If the above post is anything to go by. I will definitely be looking into Dragon.

    Thanks for the awesome idea.

    Rene’

  4. Amanda says:

    If to be honest, then I have never used Dragon Dictation before, because I don’t think that it can be very useful
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  5. Troy Jaggard says:

    I would also be very hesitant to try this. I simply have not had enough success with voice recognition for it to be PERFECT, therefore I think it would frustrate me to much having to deal with the errors it makes. Having said that, I can’t wait for the day that I am wrong…so I would love to hear more from your results.
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    • bbrian017 says:

      Hi Troy, if your English is slang then yeah it might be hard to use. I have issues with words so I just type them out. If you want to use this software in a productive way you have to take the time to collaborate it and that can be about a 30 minute process. I know it’s long but when don’t right you will have little to no issues.

  6. Charles says:

    So you are having good results with it? Whenever I’ve tried to use the voice text function on my phone I tend to end up with some interesting messages coming out. This really doesn’t jumble things up?

    If it really works well $160 (price I found on Amazon) isn’t a bad cost to avoid carpal tunnel.
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    • bbrian017 says:

      Actually Charles I’ve been using it less and less. I find it’s best used for the long days. I own a social network named Blog Engage and I work 16 hour days. When I hit the 12th hour I start using the program. It’s odd to use but helps a lot.

  7. Gina H says:

    I get so frustrated using programs like this, I am interested in hearing your thoughts! Especially when you are in noisy areas. Those are the worse when it comes to speech to text.

  8. Kimberly says:

    I have used the Dragon Dictation app on my iPhone (it’s free, YAY!) for text messages and quick notes. I love how much quicker I can get a text message in using the app. After seeing this, I wonder if it would be worthwhile to pick up the software to use on a more regular basis.

    • bbrian017 says:

      Hi Kimberly this is where I also first started using the app on my iphone. It works great for e-mails etc… and it works great on the desktop.

  9. Pam says:

    Interesting – I’ve never heard of this before, but I’m curious to see how it works out for you. Good luck!

  10. shelly says:

    hmm. never heard of it before. i think i’ll stick to my fingers and keyboard for the time being.

  11. Julie says:

    My husband has used it for work and, I must say, I was slightly dubious when he decided to buy it. He loves it though, and feels that it’s a much more effective way for him to get his words out on paper. I’m not sure how it would work for me though since I think that I may type faster than I can talk!
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    • bbrian017 says:

      Yeah if your a fast at typing it could be a matter of what is really more productive LOL. Thanks for visiting Julie.

  12. Byn says:

    Wow! This would be an AMAZING program for me! Especially with song lyrics that I write for our children’s web series!! I look forward to reading more about your experiences with this program. Was it expensive?
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  13. Elizabeth says:

    I’ve never heard of Dragon Dictation, but it sounds like a great solution for people with carpal tunnel and other medically-related wrist problems. Thanks for spreading the word. I’ll be interested in seeing how it works for you.
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  14. Staci says:

    Is there a way to spell check it and grammar check it to help you with your worries about spelling? I hope it works for you and good for you to be willing to try something new!
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  15. Angi says:

    I used Dragon before. It was a bit buggy back then(maybe 10 years ago). Will have to try it out again and see how it does.

    Typing is like second nature for me though so typing may still end up being faster in my case but worth a try.

  16. I’ve been using DD on my iPhone to record my thoughts when not at my laptop – then I eMail it to me, correct it in Word and on from there… Since I don’t ever do one thing at a time, I find it fairly helpful – at least I can capture my thoughts as they come, when I can’t actually type or write them, as when I am driving…or walking… ;-} Will be interested to know how it works for you and others.
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  17. Lisa says:

    Wow, this is pretty cool. I suffer with Carpet Tunnel, this would be perfect for me.

    I am going to look into this product, thanks for sharing.

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  18. Deanna says:

    NO, I haven’t used it, in fact, I’ve never even heard of it! I am definitely interested in finding our more about it though. Thanks for the info!
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  19. Tabitha says:

    I am a new blogger…and I guess I had never even thought a product like this existed…very interesting! My first thought is that I would love to use this when I have my next baby, so I can blog and feed the baby at the same time. Talk about multi-tasking!!
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  20. marina says:

    Never heard of this before but wow can you imagine how much time can be saved if I actually get the hang of using this? Does it auto-correct grammatical errors too?

  21. Chelle says:

    I’d love to know how this works out. I never even considered dictating a blog. Hmmm….
    Best of luck with the experiment.
    Peace and good to you.
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  22. Paris says:

    Hu! I have never heard of that before sounds cool thanks for sharing!
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  23. Theresa says:

    I have never hear of Dragon Dictation but I am completely intrigued! I am going to check it out too. Thanks!
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  24. melissa Vera says:

    wow I think this will save me a lot of time typing . This program sounds amazing.
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  25. dawn says:

    Interesting! I’ve often thought it would be great to just be able to dictate my posts even if I had to go over them before publishing. It’s a little out of my price range but glad to hear it worked well for you.
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  26. Sasha W says:

    I have heard of this software and have always wanted to try it out. I tend to prefer to talk than type so maybe I will look into investing in this software. Thanks for sharing your experience with it :)

  27. I’ve never heard of using this, where do you get it? I loved using dictation as a prefessional, but wasn’t aware of it privately.
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  28. Sounds like a great idea! I may have to give something like that a try.

  29. kari cu says:

    I was going to purchase the Dragon SW when I saw a sale but didnt . I wish I did I think I would get more done as far as blogging. Only concern would be a lot of my posts contain pics and links so not sure how that would work.

  30. Women Are Gamechangers says:

    I have not used a speech to text program/service before. That sounds like something I might want to look into but I do like hearing the keys click when I type. lol

  31. JulieK says:

    This sounds like such an interesting program… however I don’t think it would be for me. I am a super fast typist and I LIKE to see the words go down and then move them around while I think and type some more… to see how I like the ideas to flow. I don’t think I would like saying something and then having to go in and fix it and then say stuff… I also like to work in QUIET and hearing myself talking all the time would just make me feel weird! :) LOL
    but I am intrigued by these programs and I think they must come in very handy for so many people – what about for the blind and other impaired folks? do they work well for them?
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  32. Deborah Owen says:

    Are you talking about Dragon Naturally Speaking? My niece uses that program and she loves it. She uses it for everything. Have heard lots of good stuff about that. Deb

  33. Lisa says:

    I’ve never used dictation software. I’ll be interested to know what you think. Though I don’t think I’d ever use it b/c I don’t want the people at work to know what I’m doing all the time. LOL. Your site looks very informative. Can’t wait to read more.

  34. Nichole says:

    I have never heard of this but it sounds cool. I don’t even like to use the voice prompt on my phone but this sounds like something that my husband would love to use. I will have to check it out. Thanks.
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  35. Healthy Frugalista says:

    I’m new at blogging and had never heard of this before. Sounds like an interesting time saving idea.

  36. Cambria says:

    I have known a couple of people who have used Dragon Dictation (one friend who lost his right hand in an accident, another friend who went blind from disease) and they both have liked it. It sounds like it’s getting more and more popular, and that’s great!
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  37. Ashley L says:

    The only time I’ve ever used speech-to-text technology is on my phone. Usually it isn’t as accurate as I’d like and I end up typing. Ugh! Funny, as I’m typing this, I’m only using one hand because my 5 month old will not let me put her down! Speech-to-text would be really handy right now! :)

  38. Single Gal says:

    I’ve heard of this program but never used it myself. It’ll be interesting to see your experiencing with it!
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  39. Stacy King says:

    I have heard of it but never used it. Good luck, I hope it works out for you.

  40. Colette says:

    I’ve never heard of this product. It sounds pretty cool, though! Looks like I’ll have to do a little research on it.
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  41. Mona says:

    I prefer typing, but DH has tried out a dictation program (not sure what one) and he thought it was OK.
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  42. isis says:

    Haven’t tried that software yet but I would like to!

  43. Betsy says:

    Never heard of it before, but this is an pretty interesting concept!
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  44. Tami says:

    I’ve never heard of it until today. I’ll have to look into it.

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