Can I transcribe a speech into a blog post?

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I Have a blog about STEM.
'm not updating that often and I just post half-baked notes at the moment.

but I found a way (Whisper by OpenAI) to transcribe speech very accurately so it
opened up new opportunities.

Among other things, I realized that making a video then transcribing the text into a post is probably a lot less effort.
IRL, I'm used to not write notes.Typically, I just white board everything and google the rest.

Now my question is:
to what extent can speech be applied verbatim to the written word?

I know that copywriting is basically sales in print, and it works almost verbatim,
but would it be fair to say that a lecture or speech would make a good blog post if said verbatim? Do I need say a radio voice? Or do I need to be like or Pew Die Pie in the delivery or whatever?



I know that a speech transcribed to text can work (see Peter Thiel's text, or just about any political speech). But is there anything obvious that I'm missing?


At this point, would it be a good idea to expand to other social media?
I feel that some sort of setup like the following would be workable:
Youtube video - light, very high level view of whatever im posting about, with a quick demo and ==> Blog - more formalized summarized /w graphs and relevant code snippets blah blah blah ==> Github - the nitty gritty details no one cares about.

EDIT: Hmmm.. I think I should have posted this in the main. After rereading myself.
#blog #post #speech #transcribe
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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    Some people's way of speaking works well in the verbal world but badly if written down. Some people repeat themselves a lot, start a sentence three times, use lots of filler phrases, etc.



    How do you fare?


    If you speak close enough to how you write (or someone half-way concise and knowledgeable does), you might not have a problem. Other wise, you would.
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  • Tellya, I speak drect to anythin' likely ima bust the Caaahsmos.

    That is why I write evrythin' out where I can see it eithah writhin' before my delooded gaze or promisin' sparkle for readahs beyond.

    An' then frickin' post the delooded stuffs.


    Like most Sumo champions will always tellya, evrythin' 'bout method, balance, carbs, strength, way crazy panties, an' tinglydanglies don't actschwlly registah no tingle bcs if'n they did you be permntly SCREAMIN' ... is kinda second natyoore.

    That is why they nevah narrate evrythin' 'bout their real time gains an' losses as they grunt like bears caught in sum weirdsy Star Wars suction toob.

    Tellya, back in the day, nowan gaht nuthin' pertickuler to say commanded no TEAM OF SCRIBES.

    & that is why history the way it is.
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  • Profile picture of the author animal44
    Originally Posted by socialentry View Post

    to what extent can speech be applied verbatim to the written word?
    Would've thought first question is what do you want to achieve?

    If you want people to read your stuff, it's got to be easy to read and easy to digest... Does your transcription fit that criteria...?

    Originally Posted by socialentry View Post

    I know that copywriting is basically sales in print, and it works almost verbatim,
    Bit of a myth..., or at least a half truth.

    I wrote a long email a while back which started out talking about the unluckiest bank robber, He got shot and killed and they embalmed him and put him on display for a fee. Made more money as a corpse that he ever did as a bank robber...

    There was no "sales in print" or any reference to the offer other than a two liner in the PS, yet it sold more than the client had ever sold in any given month with their "sales in print" newsletter. You have to get people to read your stuff before you can get them to do what you want... How many sales pitches do you read...?

    Originally Posted by socialentry View Post

    but would it be fair to say that a lecture or speech would make a good blog post if said verbatim? Do I need say a radio voice? Or do I need to be like or Pew Die Pie in the delivery or whatever?
    IMHO be own authentic self.

    And if you can't be yourself, create an authentic character that you can consistently become (this requires practice, perhaps acting ability).

    Copying other people is a big mistake...
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  • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
    Originally Posted by socialentry View Post

    I Have a blog about STEM.
    'm not updating that often and I just post half-baked notes at the moment.
    I've had my seminars transcribed by a service on Fiverr. I think I paid a dollar a minute.

    Of course, I had to then read it all to edit out repeats and odd sentence structure.

    But it was much faster than writing from scratch.

    I only did this with book length pieces. A short blog post? It's faster to just type it out myself.
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