So, a few months ago I started thinking about publishing my blog in book format. I did a very unscientific search on the web and found a program called blurb. It had high ratings from users so I gave it a try. I made a little book from the first few months of my blog (end of 2010). I was really pleased so now I am trying to get the rest of the blog into books. It's a bit tedious because there are so many posts, and they won't all fit in one volume -- I think you are limited to 200-something pages per book.
After downloading the software (free), I imported my blog. I made the mistake of importing the whole thing and it took FOREVER. And then, because there was so much data it took forever to make changes. So, I deleted about half the pages and now it runs pretty fast.
|This is what it looks like on the screen after being imported. I haven't played with the format yet.|
|You can choose from a bunch of layouts for your text and photos.|
|Here's one I formatted. I adjust spacing, arrange the pictures, etc.|
|Then I look at the preview screen to see how it will look in print. Slick, eh?|
Here's some shots of the 2010 book. It was a huge hit with my mom when she was down at Easter. I'm slogging through 2011 now.
|The title page|
|For this post, I used a full size picture -- I love this picture of me and Jackson.|
|For this post, I highlighted a couple pictures on the right and left the others small.|
|It even does a nice job with my poetry -- which has since moved to a different blog.|
It's raining today with thunderstorms and possible snow flurries tonight. Ugh. A good day for projects.