Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Blog Book

It has only taken me eight months, but I finally got all my 2008 posts printed in a book. I used Blurb and was happy with them. The book arrived late last week and I was so excited to open it up.

I liked that Blurb automatically slurps your blog and all pictures and spits it into a book format. You can, from there, arrange pages, change backgrounds, add more pictures, etc. There were a few things that were tedious, such as the cut and paste option. That seemed to take a really long time. I think they addressed that in the newer version, but I'm not sure. Also, there was no way to add the comments, so if that's important to you, you might want a different product.

In the end, my book ended up at 118 pages for about 15 months worth of posts. This year I have posted much more frequently so I'm sure it will be longer, aka more expensive. I'm hoping to print my blog every year since I use it as a journal. (I'm not sure the last time I wrote in an actual journal.)




See the fun backgrounds you can get? I love it and I'm glad I can finally check this one item off my list.

I'm linking up to Works for Me Wednesday. This is a great way to preserve your blog!

14 comments:

Erin said...

How cute! What a great idea!

Kristina P. said...

I need to do this!!

Mary said...

I've looked at doing this too...but I'm way too random :o)

Very cute!

It Feels Like Chaos said...

Thanks for sharing this. I have wanted to be able to turn my blog into a book and heard there were sites that do it, but I'm glad to hear a review from a person that actually did it!

Becky said...

Thanks for stopping by! And I love this idea as well. I'm so glad it worked for you :)

Nadia@FunWithMama said...

wow thanks for sharing this , ive been searching for something like it!

Nici said...

Thanks for sharing! Once my blog has more to it I'd love to do this!

ukyankoz said...

I would love to do this too! But I'm such an attention freak, I would have to have the comments.

Amanda said...

I definitely want to do this as well. Thanks for the site!

Sarah E. said...

Did you do this with your blogspot address? I was told you couldn't use Blurb with blogger. I was also wondering about the price. I would love to do a book like this every year to as a photo journal.

Thanks.

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

This sounds fab!

:)

Come by and visit me over at Free 2 Be Frugal!

Angie @ Many Little Blessings said...

I made a Blurb book for my blog for Dec. 2006 (when I started my blog) through December 2007. I loved it! :) I want to do a 2008 book, but I just haven't gotten around to doing it. I totally need to before I need to do a 2009 book. LOL

MommyBrain said...

I've been working on this too ... but I've been using CutestBlogontheBlock - they offer a similar service. Wondering ... if it's not too personal of a question to ask ... how much did yours cost?

A Musing Mom (Taylorclan6) said...

Excellent info! Thanks!