I've been working on my 40 before 40 list and one of the things was make a blog book. Man I didn't want to do that. Well, I do want to but I have tried before and it was such a pain. I loaded my whole blog onto Blurb at once and it shut the whole site down. Ooops. That's when I said forget it! (this was a couple of years ago)
Yesterday I thought..."Hey, I think I will try again. It can't be that bad?"
So I checked Blog2Print and Blurb and Blurb seemed to be a bit cheaper. I loaded my first year of blogging only (2007) and it said it was going to be 267 pages. Eeek!
No time like the present so I dived right in and started editing, rearranging, adding pictures, deleting dumb posts and I have to be honest, it was easier than I thought it would be. I turned my laser-like focus on and didn't let anything distract me. I would work and look at the clock and 2 hours had passed WHOOSH! It didn't even seem like I had been sitting here in front of my computer for 9 HOURS!!! Yep, I sat here until 2am last night. Man my hips hurt when I finally stood up. But it was worth it. Today I finished up the last little editing and I am now BOOM - DONE with my first blog book! I'm so proud of myself. I do need to figure out what I am going to do with the cover. I'm not sure yet. I need some examples or something. I like simple, semi-plain. I'll have to do a little searching and see what I come up with.
I am now very motivated to get the rest of my blog into books. (four more years worth) And because I've done it I can make books for the girls birthday parties, our family vacations, each of the girls. I think I am having a creative breakthrough people! Watch out......I could go crazy over here.
If you want to make a blog book BLURB is having a 20% off sale when you use code - NEWBLURB you have to use it by May 31st so get going....it's fun!
When I was making my book I thought how I wanted to run over to my Mom's and show it to her as soon as I get it. Since she's not here the second best person to show it to would be my Aunt Janet. So watch for me Auntie, I'll be coming over soon!