My Alexa can now read my recent blog posts to me—and to you, too!
Creating an Alexa flash briefing skill to accomplish this was much easier than I had expected — not much more than signing up for an Amazon developers account and filling out some forms. There’s no programming involved.
I must admit, the mechanical text to speech voice isn’t ideal. It might make more sense to record myself reading my blog posts, put them on a podcasting service like SoundCloud, and connect that RSS feed to my Alexa skill. That could be a fun experiment.
Btw, your Alexa can read my blog to you, too. Using your Alexa app, you can find my skill by searching for “Brent Logan.” Let me know what you think.