When Lori E from My Family Tree May Contain Nuts had her Blogoversary giveaway earlier this month I knew I had to have one of these books. Lori offered a voucher to print your blog in a soft or hard cover book from Blog2Print. Even though I didn't win the giveaway (sniff..sniff) I ordered one to commerate my first year of blogging.
Sorry about the quality of the photos - the book has a sheen to it and I just couldn't get them to turn out the way I wanted. Be assured the printing is top notch and all the photos are crystal clear in the book.
There is a variety of choices you can have for your cover in design and color.... you add the title and your cover photo. It is your choice as to how many posts to want printed. My decision was to have the entire year printed from my very first post. You can choose to even add the comments if you wish..but since that would make the book over 200 pages I skipped the comments!
You also can put a photo on the back of the book..couldn't decide what to use at first... then "DUH!" I put my avitar that I use for my profile, which is a very young photo of me!
There is only around a $10 difference between the soft and hard cover, but I opted to go with the soft cover since I really didn't know how the book would turn out. Now that I do, I think i would have spent the extra $$$ to go with a hardcover. Don't get me wrong - I am thoroughly happy with the soft cover.
There is also the option to write a dedication, which I did...reminding me why I got into blogging in the first place. At the back of the book there is a portion called "My Pages" which you can add more photos. I had photos printed of some of my closest blogging friends. Sorry no photos of those two options... now ladies, some things are private!!
I was pleasantly surprised in the quick turnaround...I ordered this on February 18th! Which by the way, on the spine of the book is your name and the date you ordered. The book arrived on February 27th..packaged extremely well.
Thanks "Lori E"
for steering me toward the great link to Blog2Print...I will more than likely do another one for next year!