Blog to book

When my website’s host suffered a massive drive failure last week, I was destroyed — five whole years of writing gone. My mom told me, “It’s kind of like you were writing a book. And now it’s all gone.”

Thanks for pounding that point home, mom.

Anyway, I was fortunate enough to recover the majority of my entries through the caches of msn and yahoo and I’ve moved to blogspot. In addition to saving these files in about four locations, maybe I should consider publishing a book of my entries. Now you might be saying, “Stacey, don’t get ahead of yourself. You’re not that good.”

Well, with the assistance of the new Book-Smart software from Blurb, I don’t have to be. This tool automatically downloads and reformats your blog into a book that you and your friends can purchase through the Blurb online bookstore. Pricing is very reasonable — $30 for an 8×10 full-color hardcover with dust jacket of up to forty pages.

I know what everyone is getting for Christmas.

3 Comments so far

  1. baliad (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2006 @ 10:23 am

    that’s a pretty cool idea, thanks fer sharing…

    glad that you were able to recover your blogs… how terrible that you thought you might’ve lost ’em…

  2. Andrew McFarlane (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2006 @ 10:24 am

    Glad you were able to recover much of your work. Stacey. You can also check the Internet Archive ( They should have captures of your site (though they do run on a 6-12 month delay).

    I think you can sign a form on their site and get additional archiving options.

  3. MGal (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2006 @ 10:36 am

    Teehee. I lost my blog recently too. Actually I only lost the index file but it’s loss rendered my blog useless. I also had mirrored most of my blog to my hardrive – except that pesky index file.

    Hmm a book of my blog entries… umm yea, I don’t know.

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