Friday, April 24, 2009

Blog Binding

I've been blogging for over 9 months now. Some days I like to sit and read just how far we've come in 9 months. I don't ever want to lose those memories that I've captured by journaling every day (almost every day and sometimes more than once a day). I took all of my posts from 2008 and copied them into a Word doc....198 pages (wow!) and I'm working on 2009 now. I've gone through and corrected all the spelling errors and now my goal is to have it printed and bound into a book for safe keeping and something that my girls can one day read. I'm trying to figure out the cheapest way to do this because eventually I am going to do this every year. My entries are copied just as they appear in the blog but in order (not backwards the way they post) from July08-Dec08 with the pictures. I did change the font to Times 12pt and I'm thinking of making some of the pics smaller but I don't want to leave the pics out because that is what will put the personal touch on my book. I'm excited about doing this because I can pick up the book and read back over our struggles and our happy moments without having to read backwards in my blog.

Has anyone done this and does anyone know a cheap way to do this?


Rachel said...

What a great idea!!!! Never done it and don't know of any inexpensive things (but I'm not very creative LOL). With everything that you have created, I'm sure that you will find a great way to do it. Let us know how it goes.

Scott K. Johnson said...

I've thought about doing this someday too. I think it's a great idea.

I know that Birdie from Aiming for Grace made a small book, and I think Amylia at Diabetes Daily is working on something too, but those are both much smaller scale than what you're doing.

There must be a way. :-)

Jill said...

Rachel~ I'll keep ya posted :)

Scott~ I know there has to be a way. Everything I've tried and searched keeps bringing me back to that spiral thingy and I don't want to bind it like that. I had to laugh because 5 months of writing was almost 200 pages and I'm scared to think what a whole year will be...LOL! I might have to do 2009- Part 1 and Part 2 ...haha! Let me know if you run across anything :)

Shannon said...

There are many companies out there where you can upload all your blog posts and photos to. You have complete control over making any changes then they print it for you. I am working on my book through Blurb.

It is so easy to use and looks so professional when you are done.

Have fun!

Lee Ann Thill said...

That is a very clever idea! I think others seem to be more knowledgeable about how to proceed than I am though. I can scrapbook, but that many pages is obviously a very different project. I hope you'll post pictures of the finished product though once you have it.