Sunday, 10 January 2016

Blog in a book??

Mum would like to know if any of you blokes out there have made their blog into a book. She knows it can be done and has googled it but she's not very smart and hasn't been game to attempt it.  Is it simple?  Is it VERY simple??  It sure needs to be  for Mum to attempt it. OR .... can you pay someone to do it for you? Remembering we are downunder of course. And is that VERY expensive???  Well I think that's all she asked me to ask you so I'll leave you with a photo of me just because I can. I sure would like a book of MY blog. Mum hasn't even saved it so if Blogger goes bust so does MY blog and I've worked my poor little brain into a frenzy to put it all together. I sure hope someone out there can help.

Wanna run,   Love, Charlie.

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  1. Oh Charlie, this is exactly why Mum started my blog butts.....yep, I haf the same problem so I is hoping sumpup comes up wiv sum great ideas fur you
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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    1. Here's hoping Princess. I'm sure sumpup will. Blogville pups are very clever, aye??

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  2. We haven't, but lots of bloggers have. Sorry we can't help.

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    1. Well maybe if I get to do it I can help you, aye???

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  3. WE have ONE... from Back when I (Frankie Furter) was a Young Guy...
    It is GRRRREAT.... we had it done in HARD BACK... Butt there are Paper Back ones available... That is all your REALLY need...
    MADI has MANY of them...
    HERE they are not TOO expensive... Don't know what it would cost fur YOU to use Blog To BOOK... Shipping and Taxes and Such... and the Currency Exchange...
    HOWEVER, we once gave a Blog to Book GIFT CERTIFICATE to someone in CANADA... and it all worked out pawfectly fur THEM... I just do NOT know how they worked the Currency thingy and such...
    They do have lots of HELP available on the site... AND there is a way fur THEM to do it FOR you... butt it DOES COST MORE...

    MADI will be able to tell you TONS about the whole pawcess.

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    1. Thanks so much Frankie and Ernie. Mum will look into into blog to book. If it works in Canada it will probably work here, aye??

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  4. We use blog2print.com. Mom prints out a year's worth of blogging at a time. Yup, it is kinda pricey but it's our lives and she wouldn't have it any other way.

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    1. Oh .... that sounds good. If you can do a whole year I would only need 2 so far. Mum thinks it's important too. It's like our very own diary isn't it??

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  5. Our mom uses blog2print and because her blog gets so wordie she does one every six months. It's really easy. If my mom can do it anyone can. It is pretty expensive so we sometimes have to wait til we can do it. We get the soft

    covers. Not as expensive.

    Scooter and Skittlez

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    1. Crikey Blog2print, aye?? That seems to be the one to use. I'll google it. Your comments keep coming up twice. Does Scooter hit the publish button and then Skittlez has to have a turn or something??

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  6. Our mom uses blog2print and because her blog gets so wordie she does one every six months. It's really easy. If my mom can do it anyone can. It is pretty expensive so we sometimes have to wait til we can do it. We get the soft

    covers. Not as expensive.

    Scooter and Skittlez

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  7. YEP..... Blog2Print.com THAT is what WE gave the coupon for...
    Fur SURE go with the Soft/Paperback version...

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    1. Crikey ..... it sounds like the one to use, aye??

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  8. We haven't done it yet, but if you know Madi and her Mom, they have done it a gazillion times. http://downhomeinnc.blogspot.com/ We are pretty sure she uses blog2print too.

    Happy Sunday.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

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    1. Thanks Ciara and Lightning. If we get to do it I'll let you know. If my Mum manages it anyone could.

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  9. http://downhomeinnc.blogspot.com/2012_08_12_archive.html

    Crikey Charlie...my mom has printed 9 volumes of my Blog on
    Blog2Print. Above is a link to one of my post showing 4 of them. We have a post somewhere telling exact details of things we have learned along the way. Blog2Print is super duper user friendly. You can go on the site and look around and actually save things or start over. I'll get mom to look for the post we did with info.
    A few hints: we printed all of ours in soft back, black and white,we did not print the comments nor did we have page breaks between each day's post. Each volume usually costs between $25 and $35 USD.
    Hugs madi your bfff

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    1. Crikey ..... good to hear from you. You're the expert. Everyone says so. 9 volumes ..... WOW!! Mum's going to give it a go. She's decided if she gets stuck she'll ask one of her girls to do it for her for her birthday. She'll pay for it but they will have to put in the time. Their time is very precious as they have little kids so if they spend time on Mum she will feel very special. She can babysit while they do it too. She loves to babysit.
      Thankyou so much for all the info.

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  10. We see Madi answered you. She is the only one we know who has done it. Lady keeps saying she should and maybe someday she will!

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    1. Well ..... I'll let you know how we go.

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  11. Thanks fur posting this. We read the comments and will check out the book website. It would be nice fur mommy to have a book of my blog.

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    1. It sure would. Sounds like the blog2blog people are going to be busy.

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    2. Blog2blog ... See I told you she's not too bright. Blog2print is what I think she meant. Even she could do a blog2blog.

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  12. there use to be a free blog book site - you could set it up as a pdf and print it out - did a search but couldn't find it anymore

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  13. That sounds like a pawsome thing to do. Thanks fur the idea...maybe growlmy will check it out too!
    It would be a nice present:))

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  14. I think your doggie blog would make a great book! Looks like you have a lot of good advice in the comments above; and we'll be sure to make a note of them too.

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  15. We used create space. It is connected to Amazon so you can sell the book through amazon. You would have to copy your bogs into a word file and then upload it on to create space. It does take some time but it does make a nice looking book. .

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  16. We are sooooo glad Madi got in touch with you, sounds like you have everything you need to get your Mama to make your book!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  17. OMD, Charlie, Ma has been promising that she would do this for MOI forevers!!! It sounds like you gots all you need, and it looks like they are having a 20% off for your furst order! WoooHooo! I thinks Maybe Ma will finally gets me one!
    I can't waits to see yours...it'll be FABulous!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  18. Hey Charlie, yes Blog2print is the one we use too. We do every six months, but we are a year behind BOL!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey,Hazel & Mabel

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  19. Yes, Charlie, blog2print is the one to go to, they even have coupons every noe and again. That will save some money, your mom should look it up on the WWW!

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    1. Thankyou Irene ... Mums sure going to check it out. Thanks for stopping by to say g'day. We had a look at your blog and would like to follow you but we couldn't understand a word. Not even one word! Crikey ... We feel so inadequate ...

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  20. I think Madi and her mom do it, I'm sure they can help :o) I would like that my mom writes a book about my blog, but she is a super lazy girl and even to lazy to become rich and famous that way... sigh...

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  21. My Hoomans mights have something to recommend - but furst let me say how absolutely drop-paw-handsome you looks in dat red tie! If your Mum has an imac (apple) computer, she could gets this app called Blurb which is a self-bublishing program which enables you to make your own book which you can order to be printed and it arrives at your door! Its nots tooooo mind-boggling as well. Hope this is helpful.
    Enid xxxxxxxxxxx

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  22. Hari OM
    .... or mum can just go to each page of your blog and print them out at home.. time consuming? Yes. Paper costs and ink costs likely to add up? Yes. Pawsibility of tantrums and blue air when the printer pops its cogs? Yes... that's why those printer places are actually great value in the end!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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    1. Mmmmmm! Mum reckons that's worth thinking about. She's tried blog2print just now and it's not working at all for her. You're right about the printer, paper, ink and the cost but Big W has a service where you can print stuff up very reasonably. Maybe it can be done there. They also do books of a sort so Mums going to check that out. It might be as simple as downloading my blog to a memory stick and going from there. Wishful thinking. aye??

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    2. ....no that sounds like a good plan! ...and the Big W folk are usually pretty helpful... good luck with it! Yxx

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  23. Good luck with printing your Blog, way to much for us with 2,500 postings.
    But would be nice.

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  24. mom has always wanted to do this also, good luck.
    stella rose

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  25. Hey Charlie!
    Wow, great to see you! I've never done this, but it looks like you're getting lots of good help. I think you'll make a wonderful book!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

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  26. Hi Charlie. We live in Denmark and have used Blurb.You can't turn your blog to a book directly, but you can write a book and add photos. You can check it out at the right corner in the top of our blog.

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  27. We think Madi has done this several times. Have you talked to her about it?

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

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  28. Never heard of it sorry can't help you but would be interested to know how will ask my computer guy, let you know if I lean anything.
    Merle............

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    1. Crikey Merle ... that's real nice of you ..... thankyou. You've got a computer guy??? Lucky you!! Is the beer fairy jealous??

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  29. I tried to do the blog2print but it told me I couldn't do it for some reason. I never even knew such a thing existed until I read this post! I am thinking I will try the "snip it" tool and create a Word document or pdf that way. Not the same as a book but probably less pricey.

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