Monday, June 27, 2011

Creating A Blog Book

Now that my first anniversary has come and gone, I’m thinking about expanding to a second blog where I can not only share my ongoing passion for all things wedding-related, but also my love for fashion, fitness, food, travel and so much more.

But before I get started, I need to focus on something I’ve been planning to do for a long time -- turning this blog into a book, using a service my friend Hannah at Gator Tales wrote about while she was planning her own wedding.

Designed especially to be compatible with Blogger, this service allows you to choose date ranges, photos, a cover and more to see your blog converted into an awesome keepsake book! A 20-page hardcover book starts at $25, with a cost of 35 cents for each additional page.



I love everything about this idea, though I know it will surely cost quite a bit to create a book featuring the more than 400 posts I’ve written since starting this blog! But even so, it will be well worth it to know that all of the stories, experiences, advice and interviews that I’ve shared here on Bicoastal Bride throughout the past two years will be preserved for my children, family and myself, since we all know that digital formats constantly change.

I’ll let you know how things go once I actually place the order, and will also be sure to keep everyone posted about my progress on creating the new blog. Do you have any ideas about topics or themes you’d like to see included? Any fun names you think I should use? Let me know!

Would you consider making your blog into a keepsake book?

(Graphic Credit: dborck.wordpress.com)

18 comments:

  1. I've never heard of that service, but I have used Blurb to convert my dog's blog to a keepsake book.

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  2. This is a really good idea! I have been considering doing the same with my wedding blog - please let us know about your experience after you place your order!

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  3. I always see this on the blogger too and know I am going to do it once we are married!! It will be such a great keepsake!

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  4. One day, when school is over and I actually have a life I am TOTALLY going to do this. I find myself going back and re-reading all my posts again and again.

    A good friend of mine is also bloging her way through a year in Kolkata and I'm going to get her a book to celebrate her return to North America!

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  5. What a great idea!! Might have to do this someday...

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  6. I keep wanting to do this but break it out into a book with just the pre-wedding posts and then maybe all the pre-baby/baby posts later. I just need to actually do it! I think definitely think you should!!

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  7. this is a great idea!! i never thought of it, but love it!

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  8. You have documented so much on your blog so it definitely makes sense for you to do that! I think it's such a great idea.

    Also, wanted to share my new blog addy with you, http://www.thebeverlyfam.blogspot.com

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  9. I think that's really an amazing idea! Preserving your blog into a blog book and your grandchildren will be able to be proud of it in the future. :)

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  10. A blog book would be really fun! oh my I hesitate to see those early posts documented (though it'd be funny!)

    No ideas on topics but you'll have tons of great advice written down!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  11. What a cool idea!! I would love to turn mine into a keepsake book too! I started my even before we were thinking of getting married so thats why I have the title "TheWorldAroundHer" and I talk about anything and everything!

    What about something like "The Life of A Busy Woman" or "The Life of a Creative Woman" or "The Journey of My Life" just a few ideas!

    I would love to know and see more things of what you like to do as in hobbies, what you do to relax, hang out, weekends, etc!

    Im excited!

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  12. This is such a great idea! I can't wait to hear about and see photos of your book once you get it!

    Will you put it in posting date order, or by topic? An index might be useful too, although that might be a lot of work.

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  13. love this idea. let us know how it turns out!

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  14. I really want to do this too, so definitely let us know what you think when you get yours! :)

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  15. i love this idea! let us know how it turns out because i'm really interested in it!

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  16. How nice! Definitely let us know how things go and if you decide to do it!

    I was considering getting something made or saved but now i'm not so sure. I don't really blog about anything too exciting! :)

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