Monday, June 13, 2011

My New Blog Book - Edited

Finally I ordered my second year of blogging book.  I still am one year behind.  These are not inexpensive....but worth every penny!  It is just amazing to sit holding a year's worth of journaling, pictures, thoughts....a bit overwhelming honestly.  I really have difficulty explaining what I feel when I look through my books.  I am proud, I am not going to lie.  Proud that I followed through.  JOY - of all the things I have seen, done, felt, enjoyed throughout that year.  Amazed - you know, it is a LOT of work.  The picture taking, the writing....
Bloggers....if you will let me give you some advice.  Do IT!  Get your work in a book.  You will not be sorry of the quality.
I did break down this year, spent the extra 10.00 and got the hard cover.  My hubby was right.  It is much better than the soft cover.


 Now, I have a question.  I bought a couple of pineapples at the grocery store.  They were on sale.  Now, knowing that I live in AZ, can I plant the top?  Or is it a useless venture?

I know some of you gardeners will know.  Thanks.

Edited:  So many of you have asked I thought I would add some things about the blogbook.
  • I ordered mine through Cutest Blog on the Block
  • I make my books run from Jan thru December - one year
There is a limit on pictures.  So if you regularly blog, you will have to do it in sections.  IE: I tried to put 2 years together, but there were too many pics to do it.
  • My book has 213 pages..cost $110.00.  $10.00 extra for Hard Cover
  • I do not print the comments.  You can but then you would have more pages.
  • It comes through regular mail in about a week.
  • If you have blinkies or videos, slides...obviously they will not print.  I remove any of those before I have them run my book.
  • Only your posts print....none of your gadgets or widgets.
Hope this helps answer some questions.

I hope you have a great week.  I am purging a little this week.  Took 3 bags to Goodwill today and will have more tomorrow.  And trust me, I am NOT hurting for STUFF!  Talk to you later this week.

25 comments:

Honey at 2805 said...

So happy you like your new Blog Book. Did you do it from the anniversary date of the by the year-Jan thru Dec?

No clue as to the pineapple!

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Hi Ceekay, No idea about the pineapple but the book sounds great! Have a great week! Hugs Marilou

Kathy said...

No help on the pineapple either....but WOW on the blog publication!!!!!
xoxo~Kathy @
sweet Up-North Mornings...

Cyn said...

First off..I have no idea about the pineapple..but then I am a native and I cant grow anything LOL. 2nd..what a wonderful idea!!! a book about your blog! i mean DUH!!! I think I will order mine for this past year..guess I better get blogging lol..now..do you also publish the comments?? and where do you order them from

Marigene said...

I tried planting a pineapple top (when I lived in Phoenix, in fact!), let it dry out a couple of days...put it in a huge pot as they get rather large...I kept forgetting to water it and it finally died off, but by then it was rather large and kept outside sheltered in the winter. The plant never blossomed or bore fruit, but it was fun watching it grow!

Susan said...

Ceekay, I am so glad you love your blog book!! I don't know anything about planting pineapple!

Sarah, Three Boys said...

What a cool idea! Love the blog book. I have no idea about the pineapple, I know my mother in law has some on her patio but she lives in Florida?

Vee said...

Dolores at Moving Forward with Alzheimer's was just talking about her blog book on her most recent post, too. Now I really want to do it. But I've got so much stuff...I'd probably go broke.

Liz said...

hmmmm??? Sorry don't know about the pineapple... I would love to know tho.

I know that you mentioned your book before.... Where do you order them from? I wanted one for Mother's Day... Hubs didn't get his act together in time... but I love your cover and don't remember that being an option on the site that we were on.... Do tell! :)

~Liz

BrassWillow said...

Here's a site with tips on planting a pineapple. http://www.rickswoodshopcreations.com/Pineapple/pineapple.htm

Good luck!

Picket said...

Morning girl...love the idea of a blog book...it looks fantastic...you're on your own about the pineapple thingy! lol I am having such a time with blogger..it is almost impossible to leave comments on some of the blogs...be so glad when they fix that...hope this one goes thru...and hope you are having a great week sweetie...thanks so much for coming by...you take care...Picket

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I won a blog book last year Ceekay and it is wonderful to have!
Your's looks very beautiful, I think I need to order another.
Hugs,
Cindy

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a great idea! I know that one girl... :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow I didn't know you could do this. How amazing. What a great way to document your blog postings.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

salmagundi said...

I've done one blog book encompassing about 2 years. It's probably time to do another one. Thanks for the reminder. Sally

Tina said...

Such a great idea! I'm really considering a Blog Book also. Yours is beautiful!
Yea, I'm at a loss on the pineapple too. But when you find out, write a post and let us all know! Now I'm curious!

Mary Ellen said...

I have so wanted to do this with my blog posts!!

I grew a pineapple from the top of one and even did a post on it as it grew a little pineapple!!! Here is the post

http://megardengal.blogspot.com/2008/08/surprise-flower-for-me-today_13.html

Jann Olson said...

Love the book. You will cherish it forever. I never really thought about turning my blog posts into a book. Good idea, thanks for sharing. I have a book that is the history of my Mother-in-law. It is so precious.

Sarah said...

I've thought of ordering one myself, so thank you for sharing this information. Do you know if the size of the photos makes a difference in the print quality?
I say give the pineapple a try. Why not?
~ Sarah

Sibylle said...

Your book idea is great!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Thanks for all the info. on the blog book. I think it's such a great idea. I always wondered how much they were and your're right...very reasonable price. Sorry...can't help you with the pineapple!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I'm glad you are ordering the blog books, I'm thinking about doing it too.

We can grow pineapples here in FL, maybe they will grow inside for you.

Katherine

tammylovesdishes said...

Well this is the coolest thing I've ever seen! I had no idea you could make a book from your blog posts. I sure hope I can remember this when I get to my first anniversary.

Thanks so much for sharing!
Tammy

Liz said...

Oh that does help! Thanks!

~Liz

Adrienne said...

One of my goals is to have my blog in books. I plan to do my own and include my original photography - the prints of my photos. I already have 2 albums ready to put together. Now I just need to DO it! Your book is beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration!
~Adrienne~

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