As a blogger, it is important to convey the written word in a manner that is easily understood. One tool that I use to proofread my blog posts (read them back to me), is an application called SpeechPlayer Free Edition.
SpeechPlayer Free Edition is a player that will read screen text aloud to you; whether it be a webpage, an email, a blog post, a school paper, etc… You simply highlight the text you want read and copy it to the clipboard. SpeechPlayer will detect this action and will automatically begin reading the text back to you. The “cool factor” with SpeechPlayer is that it not only reads the text back to you, it also displays the text at the bottom of your computer screen (like closed captioning). This text-to-speech application is one of the better ones that I have experienced.
Versatile clipboard text reader
Large TV-like closed captioning
Minimalist user interface
You can control the main functions of SpeechPlayer right from the Windows tray!
Convenient mini player