You are an insomniac looking for a new way to fall asleep.
The Droning Voice was created to help people who have trouble falling asleep, fall asleep. The idea is simple – record hours of boring reading that seems like it has a good chance to put a person to sleep, then post it on the internet where others can download or stream it to help them fall asleep. Here is a short example:
That was from The Eclectic Complete Book-keeping. The Droning Voice got so bored reading that she nearly put herself to sleep, and had to mingle it with no less than three other texts.
Do you suffer from insomnia? The Droning Voice is here to help. Note that The Droning Voice did not say “cure”. This website is here to provide tools, or links to tools, that might help you sleep. It is not a one-size-fits-all solution, and The Droning Voice encourages you to see a professional trained in sleep disorders if you suspect you have one. This is for the occasional insomniac.
How do I Use The Droning Voice?
We agree, you probably want to hear what it’s like, first. The Droning Voice allows you to sample her droning for 7 days at no cost. You go here and after you click that little “I agree” box, you get to click the bar that says “Join Free for 7 Days.” Alternatively, The Droning Voice has posted a handful of samples of her famous droning. Even more alternatively, The Droning Voice ultimately chose to allow admiring insomniacs to sample 90 seconds of each book, with each clip available for streaming at the bottom of each web page for each book.
After you’ve decided you like what she has to offer, she thinks you’ll agree that paying $5 a month for it is a great deal, and you will subscribe here. When you do that, Glow.fm immediately sends the details about how to access The Droning Voice’s content to your phone or other device.
Note that an annual subscription will save you 20% compared to a monthly subscription.
It was a challenge to figure out how to make this work. Apparently the idea of charging money for your intellectual property is relatively new to some people who frequent Al Gore’s brainchild, here. The Droning Voice is accustomed to receiving a reasonable fee for her effort.
Finally, in March 2021, Apple of all people realized there was money to be made by accommodating this egregious idea that intellectual property had value to its creators, and they started up their cute little Apple version of “how to charge for your Podcast.”
The Droning Voice thought it made sense to frame her offering like a Podcast (although it’s not really a Podcast per se) but The Droning Voice did not want to be caught dead affiliating with Apple for anything, dag nabbit. Her instincts were quickly assuaged when she learned that PCs still outsell Apples by 15 to 1, and Androids outsell Apples by 4 to 1 globally.
So the search was on for a non-Apple-based platform where she could charge a modest fee for her priceless contribution to the world of insomnia. Lo and behold, Mr. Somner, the one with bedrights to Her Droning Highness, and who also provides the grease to keep this web site slick, found other options. Upon lengthy consideration, he encouraged The Droning Voice to select Glow.fm as her partner in the delicate monetization of her labors.
Whereas PC users cannot use Apple’s platform without drinking Apple Koolaid, Apple users are welcome at The Droning Voice’s Glow.fm portal.