Sunday, November 30, 2008

I can't seem to get slurped...


One of the Major (and I emphasize the "M" here) reasons I started a blog - aside from the obvious desire to keep in touch with family and friends, was the ability to print my blog into book form at the end of the year and glory in my obedience to the journal commandment (at least partially).

Getting the posts from your blog into a format to be printed is called "slurping" (who came up with the term -- I do not know) anyway Blurb.com was the place to go for mess free slurping but now apparently... I was advised by their tech support kid (emphasizing the "k" here) -- Blurb no longer supports Blogger. What??? I am 32 days from going to press here with my 2008 writings and I got no slurp capability?

There is another company that will blog to print but unfortunately they are currently going out of business. Blog2Print is another place but I didn't find their slurp quality all that impressive. ScrapBlog says they can do it but I can't figure out how without the tedious cut and paste command. I've got time on my hands but not that much.

So that is my plight and anyone who reads this --- hear my plea. I need to get this blog into a book the least painful way -- least expensive would be nice as well but I consider that gravy. This is the first family history journal I've kept in a long time... that's a lie -- actually ever. While you figure out how to get me published -- I'm going to 7-11 to get a real slurpee.

5 comments:

Keolani said...

You've kind of made me panic here. Fortunately for me I was planning on slipping these last few months of 2008 into my 2009 book so please let me know how it goes for you.

Hansen Happenings said...

That is also why I am blogging. When you find out where you can print it, let me know!!!

The Parrish Family said...

I am freaking out a little!!! Let me know too when you find out!

Sarah said...

Stupid blog people. My sister-in-law has a friend who gets her books printed every 3 months, I'll find out where she gets hers done and let you know.

Lisa said...

Hi Brenda,
I'm sure you don't remember me - Lisa Rickords from the "1st Ward." Laurie Butterworth told me about your site. It's great! I love your creative fun, talent and enthusiasm!!
With my blog, I copied and pasted into Word and changed the paging, deleted a few things, then printed it out for my scrapbook (Not easy, but it did the job and was free...) My blog is about my cancer and I put the pages in my cancer scrapbook. Take care and keep up the terrific work!
Lisa