In the age of technology, the art of blog writing is evolving. Imagine strolling through a serene forest, walking along a tranquil beach, or meandering through a bustling park, all while composing your next blog post for your content marketing. This is now possible with ChatGPT's voice functionality on Android and iOS apps. This very blog post has been dictated by voice using the ChatGPT app on an Android smartphone.
Getting Started with ChatGPT Voice
Before embarking on your creative journey, you'll need to download the ChatGPT app. For Android users, visit the Google Play Store, and for those with iOS devices, head to the Apple App Store. Once the app is installed, opening it is your gateway to a new writing experience.
- Download the App: Search for 'ChatGPT' in your respective app store and install it.
- Open ChatGPT: Tap on the ChatGPT icon on your device to launch the app.
- ChatGPT Plus: Currently the voice functionality is available only to paying customer who have subscribed to the ChatGPT. This will likely change in the future. I personally believe subscribing to ChatGPT is a great investment to discover ahead the future of AI assistants.
- Choose assistant voice: Click on the round black icon with the headphones on the bottom-right corner. You will be asked to select a voice for your assistant among several sample voices.
- Start Dictating: Now, with the app ready, you can step out into your favorite environment, be it a bustling city park or a quiet beach, and start dictating your thoughts directly into ChatGPT. You can have a back and forth conversation with ChatGPT. You can tap on the onscreen buttons to interrerupt ChatGPT while it is talking to correct it or ask another question.
- Bring headphones outdoor: I recommend bringing some headphones with you if you are talking a walk outdoors. Using headphones will to minimize background noise. For this reason I always leave an extra pair of cheap headphones in a hidden pocket of my jacket. Take care to bring a pair of headphones that have a USB port in case your new smartphone does not have an audio jack input anymore.
- Publish the article: The transcript of all your voice conversations will be always available on your computer and other devices by opening https://chat.openai.com in the browser. You can ask ChatGPT to output the article in several formats like Markdown and html. Sign up for PolyBlog to try a blogging platform with a GPT with Actions that allow you to generate articles directly from your ChatGPT conversations without copy-pasting.
Embracing the Outdoors for Inspiration
The concept is simple yet revolutionary. You can dictate your ideas directly to ChatGPT while enjoying a leisurely walk. This not only provides a change of scenery but also infuses your writing with the freshness and spontaneity that comes from being in a natural, inspiring environment.
How to Make the Most of Voice Dictation with ChatGPT
To harness the full potential of this method, here are some tips:
- Start with a Clear Intent: Before you begin your walk, have a basic idea or theme for your blog post. This helps in keeping your dictation focused. A good Content Marketing Strategy is still something useful in this new age of AI.
- Use Simple Commands: Speak in clear, concise sentences. This ensures that ChatGPT accurately captures and translates your thoughts into written words.
- Pause for Organization: Take brief pauses to gather your thoughts or dictate headings. This helps in structuring your article more coherently.
- Review and Edit Later: Once your walk is over and your ideas are captured, take time to review and refine the content. Editing after the fact allows you to polish and organize your thoughts more effectively.
Using ChatGPT with voice commands for blog writing is not just about convenience; it's about breaking the traditional boundaries of where and how we write. It encourages a blend of spontaneous creativity and thoughtful structuring. In a world where multitasking is the norm, this method offers a refreshing way to nurture creativity while staying active.
Interestingly, this very article was written using ChatGPT Voice on an Android device, showcasing the practical application and effectiveness of this innovative approach to content creation.