Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Last week I received the two blog books I recently ordered. I actually love having a bigger one that has 6 months worth of blogs in it. You can see how much thicker they are then the other monthly books I've ordered. I love looking back through the books and reminiscing about what I did during the past year.
Technology is a great thing! Hopefully my journaling will let my family and family to come, know more about me. I've never been great at keeping a journal or history of myself. I have a few things written, but this is much more day to day information about what I like and what I don't. I wish I'd done this when my children were younger, but at least I have photo albums with a poor memory.
I enjoyed reading about our Easter last year and remembering about what Brady did, my little teenager. It was funny and I had totally forgotten what a teenager he is. I told him about it over breakfast on Saturday and we laughed and laughed about what a teenager he is... Great memories captured so I will never forget the day to day stuff.
Blogging / journaling is a great thing - PLUS having a book to keep those memories alive through the test of time.
I have to say that I LOVE the new layout from Blog 2 Print, but the photo's are smaller then I'd like them to be. I don't want to edit my book in another program, so it's a catch 22... If I blog and print books for the rest of my life, that will be a LOT of books and information. Is it better to have the smaller pictures and less space it will take up? Is it better to print out the photos that are really special in a bigger size and still scrapbook them? I don't know the answer, I DO love the books, I just wish the pictures were bigger.
Just a reminder, this is the last day for the 15% off coupon to print out your blog with Blog2Print. The coupon code is "newb2p".
I also thought this was an interesting Press Release:
"NEW YORK – March 10, 2010 – Even as the e-book starts to capture the attention of the reading public, a little known phenomenon is pushing copies of printed books skyward: transforming blogs into physical books. This year alone, SharedBook estimates that its Blog2Print service (www.blog2print.com) will publish more than 50,000 copies of individual blogs. “What SharedBook has done with Blog2Print is open a door to publishing that simply could not have existed before. The number of books bloggers have created - and likely will create in the future - is astonishing, and reflects the emerging power of creativity in our culture. 50,000 books in a year is equal to almost 15% of the total number of book titles published in the US in 2009!” said veteran publisher and consultant David Wilk, founder of Booktrix and a number of book-related websites."