Thursday, April 19, 2012

This is why I blog.



This is why I blog. It is my history. My family's history. It is my photo-journal. My life.

I was SO EXCITED to open a package from blurb recently with a book I created of the first year of my blog. I have always been a keeper of memories and I've tried to capture them in photos for as long as I can remember. Sometimes I wish I had the mental capacity to replay life's events with picture-perfect clarity, detail, and color just by willing it so--a flashback sequence of the best moments whenever I want to reminisce.

For now this book will have to do.

31 comments:

" Hit It......." said...

I love it! I recently blurbed and I can't tell you how much that book means to me. Unfortunately, it is only 2010, now I have to get working on 2011. How many pages did your book turn out to be?

Shannon said...

Awesome! There's something satisfying about a tangible object for all the work you put in. What a fun read for you all.

Lisa @ Pulsipher Page said...

I've done that too!

Pedaling said...

Blurb books are beautiful. Kind of slow in the process, but the end result is beautiful....I have quite a few, now. It's a main reason why I blog, as well.

Garden of Egan said...

I love it!!!!
Such a cute cover and so cool.

I have done three of them so far. I print from July to July (it was July 2008 when I started blogging)
My kids don't read my blog but they love looking through the book when they come home.

Ya, that's the best reason to blog.
FAMILY!

Garden of Egan said...

I love it!!!!
Such a cute cover and so cool.

I have done three of them so far. I print from July to July (it was July 2008 when I started blogging)
My kids don't read my blog but they love looking through the book when they come home.

Ya, that's the best reason to blog.
FAMILY!

2busy said...

I need to do that! Think of all the history I would lose if blogger lost all its data or something atrocious like that...

Sunshine for your Soul said...

I really need to do that. I keep putting it off. LOVELY!

Sue said...

I make books out of my blog, too. So far I have a dozen.

=)

Marianne said...

I use blog2print, and they are some of the most popular books in the house!! Since I'm HORRIBLE about journaling, and I've fallen off the face of the earth with my photo albums, this is the next best thing!!

Ginger said...

I love the white cover you chose! I did a pale green for my first year and a maroon for my second year. I'm a little behind and have 2010 and 2011 to do still... Aren't they so nice? I love mine! That's why I blog too! :)

Ann Marie said...

Me too!
My husband printed my first 2 years at Christmas. I still need to catch up with 2010 and 2011.. but soo much happened in that time frame.. I still want to go back and write about.

Journaling happiness!

Saimi said...

Yay!! I also booked my first two years and love it! I learned about this whole booking the blog thing from reading blogs and I am soooo thankful for that. I absolutely love my book and I'm going to make it a yearly thing from now on.

Betty said...

It is a beautiful book, Julie. You will treasure the memories that it preserves.

ruthie said...

That's a great memory book! I love that idea.

Mrs.Spy said...

What a brilliant idea, Julie!!
I love it!

Lisa said...

Julie, that is so fabulous! Good for you! I really need to get my stuff together and publish mine. Did it take a really long time? Oh I just love this, and it's one of the reasons I blog too!

Marvett Smith said...

My kids love our Blurb books. It's the best part of blogging!

Suzanne said...

Such a good way to chronicle your history! Love it!

All Our Fun said...

That's so awesome! I want to be YOU when I grow up! Okay maybe by next year I will have a full year's worth for a book! I can't wait!!!!

All Our Fun said...

That's so awesome! I want to be YOU when I grow up! Okay maybe by next year I will have a full year's worth for a book! I can't wait!!!!

Chell said...

That's just awesome! What a neat idea!

Joy For Your Journey said...

Congratulations!! I bet you will especially love all those beautiful pictures you took while in Italy!1

JennyLynn said...

This is something I have been wanting to do with my blog. Because my blog really is a journal for my family. Reading about yours has inspired me to start checking into getting my blog put into a book.

Kazzy said...

Great idea! I have been blogging since 2008, and I have never formally published any of my posts.

Valerie said...

This is on my to-do list for this summer since my classes are over. I have never done it and can't wait to hold a book in my hands that has so many memories and lots of love.

Julie said...

Just stopping by to wish you Happy Birthday! Hope I'm not too late. Beautiful family, beautiful blog, beautiful you. May the next year be filled with more of what makes this so.

Annmarie Pipa said...

oh my gosh!! this was my plan all along too! I am so happy to see you actually did it!!!

Haunani said...

What an amazing idea! This is why I blog, too. Not to be famous or end up with my own TV show, but just to remember, and to help my kids remember. Love your blog!

Rachel said...

Tell me more of your experiences with Blurb. Do you suggest I do it? I don't think all my posts are worth keeping in a book.

IsabelaCampagna said...

Hi, You have a lovely family! Greetings from England.