Thursday, February 15, 2007

blog book?

Love your blog? Want to have your blog to hold for your very own? Forever? In hard copy?

Consider slurping your blog and making a book of your blog entries to pass down to posterity.

Blog Slurper converts your blog into a book ... automatically.
Slurp your blog into Blurb’s BookSmart™ software to create a bookstore-quality book, and end up with a permanent and portable archive to share with others.

Sounds interesting. The Blog book, with up to 40 pages is just under $20. I wonder how many pages 370 entries makes. I imagine I could edit my blog down to just my favorite entries - I could condense out the repeats of 3 primary programs and a dozen or so to-do lists a few first snows and an embarrassing whine or two.

But looking back through my blog tonight reminded me of The Tattooed Lady, the sweater I knit, the year we won it big at the county fair, our surprise trip to see The Lord of the Dance, Nathan's mustache, my double chin, the time I got drunk at a wives meeting, and my name that blog contest*, and it would be so hard to narrow it down to just a few favorites.

How fun to have 2 and a half years worth of memories and photos of our family. I recently heard that because of the ease of email, letters are not being printed and that little bit of history is lost. My mom prints her family emails as part of her journal. Do you print out your blog entries? I haven't, but I might.



* I am the worst game show host ever. I totally forgot about my prizes. I am so sorry to my big winners. Really. I still have your address Ms. Payne. Never fear, your lei is in the mail....

14 comments:

Mary said...

Oh, I love this idea! I have been wondering how I can put this blog stuff into solid form.

Just remembering the post about you being a drunkard at the wives meeting makes me chuckle. I love your blog!

Donna Boucher said...

Oh thank you! I too want to save my stuff...now I need to find out if they do pictures!!!
I'm off to the website.
Thank you for sharing!

Amanda said...

That is a great idea! I am a lousy journal keeper, my blog is the closest thing that resembles a jounral at this point in my life. I never thought about printing emails for keepsakes either. Great ideas!

txmommy said...

this is an awesome idea! I am so going to do this. I wonder how many pages my blog would be?

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

I've been wondering about the same thing lately. I think I'll start copying my blog onto Word and start printing it out like a journal. They might not have this format when my great grandchildren are here and interested in learning about me. :)

Suzanne said...

I've thought about ways to keep my blog because I have journal-like stuff in it so thanks! I'll have to check it out! :D

orchard_girl said...

I think you should look into it. Maybe you could do one book per year. Neat idea!
Heather

Carrotjello said...

That's a fabulous idea! Thanks!

No Cool Story said...

Great Idea, I'd have never thought of that.
I didn't realized you have been blogging sice Sep/04 WOW!! that's a long time. I loved the Irish Wiskey Bread post, double chin, Lord of the Dance, etc. I'm sure future Wendy generations will love them too.

A Payne said...

I am hoping that my blog, like my journals will be valuable in some way to my posterity. If only for the reason that they will know me really well. I never met my mother's mother. I wonder if we are alike.

A Payne said...

Woot! Woot! I'm getting a package from Hawaii. Don't be jealous.

carronin said...

I don't keep a journal either so my blog would be the only thing I have to leave behind. I don't think that it is any kind of window into my soul.

Kristine said...

Muy interesante...

Amazing what people think of.
It is a wonderful thought, especially seeing how much technology has changed things within the past 50 years....no telling what will be in the future.

muse said...

tempting idea
thanks