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Thinking about creating a poetry blog

GlobsterGlobster Community Co-Production Group Posts: 687 Pioneering
Hello Scope community 
I have another idea of creating a blog for all my poetry 
Do you recon people will pay to read my poetry on a blog or would you keep the blog free 
I would appreciate to hear what the community think about another idea I have 

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  • katho31katho31 Posts: 694 Member
    Hi @Globster, afternoon  :) oh poetry is just what i and many more need at moment! not sure you can be paid? however im not certain. yes, whats your other ideas?
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,383 Disability Gamechanger
    I don’t know about being paid to read the poetry but isn’t there something whereby you allow adverts on the side bar and you get paid for clicks? Not sure how it all works though sorry.
  • katho31katho31 Posts: 694 Member
    i honestly dont know
  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 2,736

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    Income would be generated by ads, I would have thought. The more popular your blog gets, the more money you earn from ads. @Chloe_Scope would definitely have a better insight into the world of blogging than me!
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  • serenkserenk Member Posts: 18 Courageous
    Globster said:
    Hello Scope community 
    I have another idea of creating a blog for all my poetry 
    Do you recon people will pay to read my poetry on a blog or would you keep the blog free 
    I would appreciate to hear what the community think about another idea I have 
    Hey Globster,

    That's a great idea! A way to get people to pay to access certain stuff is through Patreon :) You can also have a free blog, and invite people to support you on Patreon if you wish. Alternatively, you can get money through ads on your blog. 

    Hope this helps - look forward to reading! :) 

    Seren
  • GlobsterGlobster Community Co-Production Group Posts: 687 Pioneering
    thank you to everyone for all your fantastic advice 
    I know I asked this question in one many discussion in scope community but which platform in the best for starting a blog?    
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Globster! Sounds great! 

    I would recommend blogger or wordpress. Blogger is similar, but wordpress allows you to personalise things more. :)

    To answer what @Richard_Scope has said, it is possible to make money on ads but this isn't easy and isn't something I personally do.

    You could have a blog with some work, then making the best pieces into e-books so that you can charge for those to be downloaded.

    Hope this helps! 
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  • GlobsterGlobster Community Co-Production Group Posts: 687 Pioneering
    Hello Chole 
    I can you write the private mode in WordPress till you ready to share my blog with everyone?
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Globster, yes you can do that. :)
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  • GlobsterGlobster Community Co-Production Group Posts: 687 Pioneering
    edited July 2020
    Hello 
    @choe-scope
    I think I am going to have written some new poetry to put on my blog and I am going poetry e-book which people have to pay to read and get into downloadable version on my blog 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Sounds great @Globster! Look forward to reading it!
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  • GlobsterGlobster Community Co-Production Group Posts: 687 Pioneering
    Hello 
    '@Chloe_Scope
    I finding the blog is too hard to put together because among of writing that needs to go along with a blog
     
    I was thinking am thing making so spoken poetry videos instead what do you think of idea?
  • RonniRonni Member Posts: 162 Pioneering
    Hi  @Globster
    I have problems with typing. But you can either do it via video or somthing like speech to text software there are lots of good ones.  That can be used on word documents. Provided captions for videos. And used in video conferences.
    Even if like me speech is an issue I find it eventualy picks up what you say after a few trys.

    You could combine a you tube channel to and make a video with spoken poetry pr written. Video a trip out or photographs and overlay your poetry
     You would earn on the ads not alot though.

    Good luck 
  • GlobsterGlobster Community Co-Production Group Posts: 687 Pioneering
    @Ronni
    I would appreciate names speech text software. 
  • RonniRonni Member Posts: 162 Pioneering
    Hi @Globster

    Dragon simply speaking is one of the oldest. But there are loads most phones and tablets have them built in. There are some more advanced ones. Some for free others can cost quite a bit.

    Try Abilty net. They a charity for disabled. Dealing with technology and assistive software.

    This is the link to their text to speech reviews.
    https://abilitynet.org.uk/search?key=Speech to text

    Tthere whole site is realy good. They have technitions in many areas. 
    They help you get on the internet to. And all that it offers. Soo theres probably help with blogs etc.

    Good look.
  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 2,736

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    Hi @Globster
    Here is some of the best paid-for speech text software
    1. Dragon Professional
    2. Dragon Anywhere
    3. Otter
    4. Verbit
    5. Speechmatics
    6. Braina Pro
    7. Amazon Transcribe
    8. Microsoft Azure Speech to Text
    9. Watson Speech to Text
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  • GlobsterGlobster Community Co-Production Group Posts: 687 Pioneering
    Richard-Scope 
    I appreciate your pre paid speech text software 
    I will look into those suggestions Richard thank you 
  • GlobsterGlobster Community Co-Production Group Posts: 687 Pioneering
    Hello Richard 
    I have dragon dictation on CD-Rom for my MacBook 
     would I be able to use Dragon dictation CD-ROM on my MacBook Pro?
  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 2,736

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    edited July 2020
    I don't know an awful lot about Macs. @Chloe_Scope is this anything you have experience with?
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Globster, does your macbook pro have a disk drive? Alternatively, there might be an activation code which will mean you can download the programme and just enter in that number.

    Please let us know how you get on. :)
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  • GlobsterGlobster Community Co-Production Group Posts: 687 Pioneering
    @Chloe_Scope
    I have external disk drive which I can connect to MacBook Pro computer because MacBook Pro does not have a disc drive 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    That might be a way around it @Globster. Although I cannot find anything online to support this.

    However, your MacBook does have in-built dictation software which might be worth looking at. 

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