This is my 714th post. I have been playing n the gardens of dawn with words and images for over two years and much to my surprise–to the tune of over 1500 pages, including comments. How do I know the page count?
Over the weekend I used a free service called Blog Booker (donation suggested) which can convert a blog from WordPress or LiveJournal or Blogger and make it into a PDF book which you then can take to Staples or Kinko’s and they’ll do the rest. The instructions involve using WordPress’s export file which can be accessed on your Dashboard. My Table of Contents turns out to be 19 pages alone! As my lovely cousin-in-law would say, “Holy Crap!”.
I had been thinking for the past year that I should have a hard copy of this blog and didn’t like the built-in PDF format within my Apple OS Print option. I also didn’t want to spend hundreds of dollars for the Adobe product even though I prefer their PDF presentation above all the others I’ve seen.
I had no idea I’d have to fell a forest to print these past two years out but they are now on my dining room table in seven three-ring binders waiting for the answer to “Now, what?”
This is only one area of my life that I am trying to organize, sort, clean out and review. Last week, I had 1-800-GOT-JUNK truck come to take items from my basement and garage, leaving only “stuff” to be sorted that I ultimately can add to my weekly trash pick-up.
Wait….I’ve got some empty space now in my garage shelves! Perhaps, that’s where I’ll put my Blog Book (s).
And, so it goes, bloggers.
You have been as much a part of this dawn bloomin’ blog book as my words and images.
©Pat Coakley 2010
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