July 20, 2010

We've Had This Chat Before...

I originally posted this photo in October, 2009. (You can read about it here.) At that time, I was telling you about a wonderful service provided by The Cutest Blog on The Block, who provide my blog background design. I ordered my first blog books back then, and have recently ordered more to update my blog library.

I read this article last week about U.S. authorities shutting down WordPress host (with 73,000 blogs) and got paranoid all over again. I want to memorialize all the thoughts I've shared with my readers - Just. In. Case.

I really like this service, and it's available to other blog hosts - not just Blogger. They have lots of different cover designs. You can select hard or soft cover, and you can even choose to purchase digital versions. You can decide whether you want a compact layout, which uses the least number of pages, or the layout you used in your posts. They even allow you to edit your pages, include reader comments, and add or remove posts from your book. You just select the date range you want in one book, and go from there.

If you're interested, please use this link to visit The Cutest Blog On The Block book service, called Blog2Print, to see about turning your blog posts into books, too.

PS. Still busy with the ATCs and hoping to finish them tomorrow.

14 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

DeeDee said...

Very Interesting..I have never seen a service like this..Thanks Miss Donna...

Claudia said...

I've done this through blurb. I panic a bit about the same thing. I read that article and I thought, what if??? It worries me....

xo
Claudia

Sandra said...

Great idea for a variety of reasons!

MosaicMagpie said...

I had not heard of the crackdown on blogs. Very upsetting.
Debbie

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Good morning honey
Woke up thinking about you so had to check on you to see what you have been up to.
What a lovely collection you have started and love your covers. Thank you so much for doing this post and letting us in on how we could have our memories of everyone on here on paper. Would love to read yours from the beginning to now!
Your just a inspriration to all of us especially this ole Texas gal and we all love you
Maggie

Deb said...

Thanks for posting that link. I remember seeing it and meant to make a note of it. With all the problems I hear with some of the blog hosting services and people losing things, it would nice to have a record of what you blogged about just in case!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Wonderful, Donna!
I did this using a different service a few months back and gave the book to my mom. She loved it! :-)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

I never even knew about that service! How interesting...thanks for posting, Donna! Theresa

mya said...

Just saw your ATC that you sent Debbie at Mosaic Magpie. Your card is beautiful, and the fact that the ocean is my favorite place has nothing to do with my opinion.

purplepaint said...

Donna - I got your necklace in the mail yesterday and I love it!!! Thank you so much! I'll have to go read this article, and visit this site, another blog buddy of mine did this and I would love to do it for my blog!!! Thanks again! Marva

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Donna! I just heard about a blog to book service, about a month ago. How cool is that?!!! xo Paulette :)

Createology said...

Dear Sweet Donna: Thank you for the most encouraging words. I do have lots of ideas and I think I get overwhelmed with what to tackle first. I shall try making a list (as I am not so good at doing for even grocery shopping). Yes, I am one super lucky gal to have my work table. Mr. C made it for me and at the perfect height too. Happy creating...

Michelle May said...

I need to do this. September makes 3 years that I've been blogging. I'd hate to lose it all.

Jennifer said...

I publish a book every 3 -4 months. it's costly but I started this last year and loved the results when the book comes in the mail.

Jennifer Dalenberg
Feathers in the Nest

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