Monday, May 16, 2011

I Did It!

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'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!


Lauralee said...

good to know it can be done! I started blogging in 06, so I have quite a few posts between my blogs, I need to get them printed though... how fun it would be to do! 9 hours though... for one, that scares me! I am glad you have your auntie to show it to! I am betting she'll love to see it!

Sarah said...

When you get it in your hands, will you post some pics of it? I would love to see what the finished product looks like!

Lori ~ LL-K said...

How fun!! (it's a lot of work!) I would love to look at it when it is done too!! How exciting!!