All you need to do is select your blogging platform (Blogger, Wordpress or Typepad) and it puts together this gorgeous little PDF file where you can flip through a book of all your blog posts in sequence! You can select whether or not you want to include comments. (I wanted mine- so many fun memories!)
I wound up ordering a hardcover version of the first 100 posts on Sift, Dust & Toss. You can also get a softcover book or order the PDF of your entire blog for about ten bucks, which is very useful to have all laid out nicely in one file.
I thought it would be nice to have a tangible representation of my efforts; it felt great to hold it in my hand and look over all the writing I had done.
My parents were impressed too! I think it really made it clear to them how hard I had been working since their generation places a greater value on books.
All this said, I didn't think it would look as lovely as it did. Sift, Dust & Toss has a lot of pictures so I think that added to the Real Book Feel.
I can't say enough good things about this service. It really surpassed my expectations. I was looking for a physical record of my writing and it came out looking so lovely and so professional. Highly recommended.
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