Thursday, February 12, 2009

Printed Blog

Yes! I got our blog back from the printers recently. It's fun to page through and see the changes in our family and laugh about past experiences. This year's was a doozy of volume. Whew! It took about 4 hours to copy/paste everything into Word and rearrange it chronologically. Then I uploaded it into Lulu.com, designed the cover, and waited patiently for the postman. I tried a few other companies that do the work for you and/or design it more appealingly but none presented a viable option. Blog2Print had a 350 photo max discrepancy which meant multiple books for the year. Blurb.com required a 32 bit screen to use their software program and my monitor processes at 28 bit or something. Afterwards I also heard Blurb.com doesn't work with Blogger...and after that I sort of gave up. Faithful Lulu came through and here is the final copy:
Comparison with 2007 and comments section

inside layout and cover

9 comments:

kate said...

ooh! i so need to do that! they look wonderful!

Amy said...

ok, how awesome is this? I think I need to come over and steal your secrets for copying everything over into word and then uploading it to lulu...I want to see how you went through the process, step by step, including getting people's comments and profile pictures by those comments into your book!!

PS. The elephant love song from moulin rouge is playing right now, and I love that song. Please excuse me while I swoon on the floor.

April said...

Why don't you live here anymore so you can help me with this? I am dork and don't think I can but I am going to try. I need to print 2 years. Wish me luck. Love it.

Starley Family said...

It's super easy and you can come over anytime!

Sarah said...

That is awesome, Stacey! I really want to do this as well. Watch out, I'll probably have a ton of questions for you!

Lisa said...

That is really cool. If I could just be more consistent with my blogging then making a book would be a good keepsake. We'll see how I do this year.

Natalie Ropelato said...

Wow! I didn't know that could be done. I guess anything is possible now a days :) I'll definely have to do that, because I view blogging as a scrapbook, and since I haven't scrapbooked for soooo long, this would be the perfect opportunity to do it. thanks for the idea!

Jessica said...

I used lulu.com to make a cookbook of family recipes for Christmas gifts this past holiday, and you were the one who told me about that site, so thanks! I will definitely be using them to do a blog book like yours!

Erin said...

i've gotta do one of these. looks good stace!