Tuesday

March 10, 2015

The quarterly edition.

 
I allow myself the luxury of making a Farm-ily Blog Book for each quarter. The books are really only for my benefit at the moment. A tangible record of this blog - and one that won’t suddenly disappear at the whim of the internet! But I am hoping that the record that I am keeping of our farming operation on a daily basis may be interesting viewing some years down the track with future generations...
 
Who else makes books with their blog posts?

17 comments:

  1. What company do you use? As you know, I also do quarterly blog books for the same reasons and use Blog2Print. Yours look like the photos are larger and the books are a different shape than the ones I publish. Great minds think alike, right?!

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    1. Definitely great minds think alike!
      I use an Australian company (www.clickonprint.com.au). It doesn't slurp my blog like Blog2Print does. It all has to be manually added to the book. I chose to go this way from the start because my blog is predominantly photos - so it is a photo book that I wanted and the ability to add all the comments, feedback etc..

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  2. This seems like such a good idea!

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  3. I make yearly photo books and I find it nice too, to know that they just won't disappear. I enjoy looking at them and it seems the recipients do too. That said, I use Mypublisher, and I like the outcome, but it is an intense labor of love...it takes me weeks. I'm going to try out your link and see if I like the results...if you can, let us know the process you go through, I like the looks of your books! Congratulations for keeping up with them! Wonderful memories!

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    1. Thank you Anita. Yes it is a labour of love. Formatting each book, and adding comments, feedback manually does take a bit of time, but I love the end result. It is probably the same process you would use for MyPublisher, and for many other photo book companies. It doesn't slurp up my blog. It is all manually added. And I needed a company where I could download the program, work off line, then upload when completed. Our internet is poor so working on a project like this online is not feasible.

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    2. The process does sound similar. I tried one of those sites that turns your blog into a book, but I found that a photography blog doesn't look very good in those books. Like you, the photos are important to me too!

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  4. one of my pals makes hers up several times a year, too.

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  5. I keep thinking it would be a great idea but have never done it!

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  6. I never have but I went through a spell of really wanting to....

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  7. I haven't yet but would like to one day. I think mine will take a good deal of prep as my blog doesn't follow a regular format of one photo per post. Which company did you use Lynda?

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    1. Click on Print based in Brisbane (www.clickonprint.com.au). And you are right it is all about the prep to get the desired end result.

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  8. What a good idea, not sure if I have the brains to try it, but would like to see what's I scribble in paper print

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    1. Don't underestimate your ability!! You write a blog. Of course you can do this!! Blog2Print (www.blog2print.com) would be a very quick and easy way of doing a book on your blog. It slurps up your posts and all the comments and puts it into a book. Email me and I can give you more info on this.

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  9. Publishing your blog photos is a wonderful way to keep your memories for your family, and to look back on a lifestyle that is hard and often, unforgiving. Thankyou for sharing.

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  10. You put the thought into my head. Whoopee I think I have done it. Book on the way (I hope)

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    1. Well done! I knew you could do it.

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  11. I love my blog books..........I do one yearly.............I don't bother with comments etc in mine just the posts...........

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