I am officially published!!! My blog book of the first 100 posts to my blog arrived today. I am soooo excited!! This is the first of many, which is going to be such a great library of memories for us and for Ali! For more information on what I did and on Blurb, the company I used to publish it, click here.
Here’s the cover and binding:
The back cover:
And some sample pages:
“Name it and Claim it” and “Sleepyhead and Sour Cream“:
“Kiss Me, I’m Irish!“
Somewhere in the middle of my favorite blog ever, “Baby Tips“
“G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S” and “Flowers“
“Sleepover!” and “Having Fun“:
“Bubbles, Salt . . . “Overall, I am very happy with it. It is a nice thick hardback, good heavy paper, and very nicely done. The pictures are not quite as crisp as I had hoped, but I was equally disappointed at picture quality when I ordered the Creative Memories Photo Albums, so I guess this is a universal book printing quirk. They are still good, though. I know better now how to go about my second book – what formats look best, etc. But #1 took a WHILE to get right, so I think I’ll take a little publishing break before I start #2!!!
Now that I have the weight of the book in my hands, I cannot believe that I wrote 144 pages in under 3 months!! And I have written at least that over again since! If you had told me last year that I would have written 300 pages worth of blogs in 5 months, I would have thought you were crazy!! But I really have fallen head over heels in love with blogging. It’s the perfect creative, yet objective outlet for me.
For any of the Grandparents (or anyone else, but it would be QUITE presumptuous to think that anyone else would want it, even with my “allowable” thoughts of grandeur and popularity!!) who are interested in having their own copy, it can be purchased here from Blurb, the publisher.