I’ve written and published an Alexa skill that lets you check your blog notifications, moderate comments, and start new draft posts on your WordPress.com or Jetpack-enabled blog, all by speaking to any Alexa-enabled device.
The skill is called “Blog Helper“; you’ll find it in the Skills section of your Alexa app or by saying, “Alexa, enable the Blog Helper skill.” After linking your WordPress.com account and choosing the blog you want to access, you can begin using the skill.
To check your notifications, just ask: “Alexa, open Blog Helper and check my notifications.” Alexa will read the new ones to you one-by-one, marking each one as read as you listen to it.
You can create draft blog posts with Alexa too. Say, “Alexa, tell Blog Helper to create a new post called ‘My thoughts on gardening.'” This skill will save the post as a draft so you can expound on your ideas later.
Comment moderation has never been easier (or more vocal). “Alexa, ask Blog Helper if I have any new comments,” and you’ll be able to approve, delete, or mark them as spam.