I enjoy keeping journals. I have my personal journal, my kids journals, and I also consider my personal blog as our ‘Family Journal’. Now that I have been blogging for over 4 years, I thought it was time to get me a hard copy. I needed a Blog Book….I needed a BLURB blog book!!!
“Blurb is a company and a community that believes passionately in the joy of books – reading them, making them, sharing them, and selling them.
Holding a finished book with your name on the cover is a truly amazing feeling; it’s one of those experiences everyone should have. As software people, designers, and publishing professionals at the top of our game, we realized something both incredible and obvious:
there’s no good reason why it should take tons of time, technical skills, big bucks, or friends in high places to publish a book. Or a zillion books, for that matter.”
I was really excited to get started on making my blog into a book!! Blurb has a software that I installed onto my computer that allowed me to ‘SLURP’ my blog into the beginning of a book. My blog posts were put into templates and it was a quick & easy process. Blurb allowed me to make the book as simple or as difficult as I wanted it to be. I didn’t have a lot of time, so I basically let Blurb take the reigns. I did have to go through the whole book to make sure the correct pictures were with the correct post…..and a lot of them were off, but I got it figured out. It did take some time though because my book was so large.
I loved that I was able to choose exactly which posts I wanted to be in my book. I took some out because they weren’t really important or relevant to the family. It was as easy as unchecking a box. I added some colored pages & colored text & did some spell checking & after a few nights of working on it, I was ready to order. The shipping was quick & I really love my book (and so does everyone who sees it). I plan on doing one every year from now on. I can’t wait to have my own little library of ‘Blog Books’!!
Don’t have a blog? No worries. With Blurb, you can make Photo Books, Wedding books, cookbooks, and more!! They have a several different sizes available so you aren’t limited, & they have 3 different papers to choose from so you get exactly what you want. You also have the option of hard cover, soft cover, image wrap & more.
Things that are BRAG WORTHY:
- Blurb offers tutorials on how to make your book
- Puts memories on the table instead of stuck on your computer
- Accepts JPEG & PNG files
- Fun to make
Blurb gets BRAGGING RIGHTS!!!
Blurb is generously giving away a Blurb book to 10 lucky readers (yes, I said 10 readers!!!) Winners will receive a $40 code to use for the purchase of their blog book, anything spent over that will be the winner’s responsibility.
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*I received a book from Blurb for the purpose of this review