October 21, 2009

Call Me Creatively Paranoid...

On October 1st, I read that my blog friend, Cheryl of Zany-mayd lost her entire blog! Phhhhhtttt! Two and a half years of blogging, gone! Just like that. She had to start over. You've got to hand it to her. I have only been at this since March, but I'd have needed a prescription for The Prince (Valium) if that had happened to me.

I came across this link over at Cutest Blog On The Block (who provides my beautiful blog background), where you can get your blog printed - you know, in book form. (There's also a less expense pdf version, which is another alternative.) You choose the style for the cover, any images you want there, and then link them to your blog. You tell them the dates you want to encompass and they take it from there. In less than two weeks, your order arrives where you can see yourself in print! How cool is that?

Cheryl's experience sort of scared me into immortalizing my thoughts and words into something more permanent...and safe. I did mine in fifty-post hardcover books (pictured), but they can be done in hundred-post books, too. Oh, and there's the added bonus that you can offer the books to your followers. So, if any of you are interested in a Brynwood Blog book, (really?) just email me and I can steer you to the site where you can get one of your very own.

If you're like me and just a little paranoid that all those carefully chosen words could disappear into cyberspace in an instant, this is a way to make sure you have some memory of all those thoughts.
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Beach Vintage said...

Oh my, I just cant imagine this happening, actually, I have never heard of this happening. How tragic for her. Maybe starting again will give her new inspirations....I hope for her sake. Thanks so much for dropping by Beach Vintage.

te_roti said...

I know you have sort of experienced something similar. Perish the thought that you might lose everything you have posted so far. A nice idea to be able to print out your musings. Funny though, that the great computer age, which was supposed to make us a paperless society, has so far been unable to do so.

Minimiss

julie said...

Thanks for sharing this idea! I actually ran across an on-line article a few weeks ago about backing up your blog and I never thought of having to do that. The book sounds like a creative alternative. It would be nice to see all of our photographs in one place.

Jane said...

Thanks for the information on how to get our blog printed in book form.....I think I might treat myself to this once I get to 100 posts (that will be awhile!!!).
Jane

Terri said...

Fantastic Idea. I didn't that know either that it could be lost forever. Great post and great comments too. I didn't know I could back up my blog either. Lot's of things to look into. I'm up to over 200 posts. I think my book is getting expensive. I guess I should just stop blogging now. wink) I have to say I always enjoy visiting your blog.

The Texas Woman said...

This is wonderful information and I think I'm gonna do me a blog book! Thank you so much for sharing. I like the idea of saving the comments too. Sometimes they are funnier than my posts!

cher

Snap said...

What a great idea! Thanks so much for pointing us in the right direction!

Laura said...

Lost forever, so sad! Now I'm paranoid too!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Thank you for addressing this. It scares me too that we might loose our blog. I'd be so sad. Thank you for the link to this wonderful site! The box with the little houseshoes was sent out this morning to you. Have a wonderful day! Twyla

Cindy-Stitches-N-Stuff said...

Hi Donna, I know about the book thing, I'm going to do it at the end of the year. You were right about Girl Scouts being the place that I learned "One is silver and the other is Gold". I had 3 or 4 other bloggers thell me the same thing. I completely forgot.

cindy@stitches

Diva Kreszl said...

Oh my that is scary indeed...I've only been at this a short time myself but would still hate to lose all this info. Thanks for sharing a solution to a potential problem!

Claudia said...

I did this, Donna. I went to Blurb.com and had the first year of posts made into a book. My plan is to do it every year. Hopefully, I will have several volumes of blog posts, eventually!

I didn't do it because I was afraid of losing all my posts, but you're right - it makes sense to do it for that reason, too!

Michelle (Shell) May said...

I have been wanting to do this. Thanks for this link!

Christine Edwards said...

It's been on my list of things to do for the last year. Should probably get it moved to my "done" list. Thanks for the reminder.

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