Carrie's recent post alerted me to the fact that BlogBinders(.com) is going out of business. I had been counting on their service to turn my many old blogs into a nice, sturdy book sometime in the future. Real live paper books are less likely to be erased accidently or lost if/when the site goes offline and that's nice to have for someone who writes as much as I do. I've been "blogging" before anyone (including me) knew what a "blog" was... waaaaaaay back in 2000.
I might as well get started on this book publishing thing now while I'm waiting around the house for my baby to arrive. I'm so bored; there's only so much to do around here. I have seven years of blogging to publish. SEVEN YEARS. Also, the number of blog posts and thereby book pages I'm producing certainly will not be diminishing any time soon.
I looked into blurb.com and downloaded their book-making program BookSmart. They have a nice blog-to-book function that will snatch all the entries off your blog and then have them ready for you to plop into a book. Neat and easy. Except when your blog is the size of mine. I formatted a relatively smaller blog I kept on LiveJournal.com and that took up fifty 8.5 x 11 pages, front and back, point nine font. I'm working on my TypePad blog now. TypePad will allow the inclusion of comments into your book... should I or shouldn't I? Do you think it will add to the book or detract from my deeply insightful words? =) If I do include the comments it would make the book considerably longer and therefore cost more, but I love the reader interaction and response.
Baby news: had a dr. appt. today and there's nothing new to report. I'm not dilated at all; Kate's head is still light years away from my pelvis. She's rocking and rolling and having a grand old time in there. They won't let anyone stay pregnant past 42 weeks so when I see them next Tuesday for a non-stress test they'll schedule me for an induction later next week (though I'll try for the following Monday, which is when I'll be exactly 42 weeks.)