I've known about blog books for a while now and have uploaded mine to print a couple different times, however the price to print one always detours me from actually printing it. A friend from Facebook posted the other day that she had printed some with Blog2Print and it intrigued me again. This time I took the plunge! I made it (after much trial and error), then decided I wasn't sure about it. Despite numerous reviews out there about the few companies that make blog books, I thought for sure I could find something better. I couldn't, not without spending a HUGE amount of time making one. I decided to print the one from Blog2Print. Then I accidentally deleted it and had to start over! No biggie, by this point I was a seasoned pro at making them!
I decided to print 2013 first and thought if I liked it, then I'll go back and print 2007-2012. My 2013 book is 400 pages! No joke! I blogged that much last year. Shew, it was an active year for us apparently!! The book cost $160. I told Shawn that since I didn't really scrapbook anymore and because I don't really print pictures anymore, that I really wanted to print this book. I went to order it, and then second guessed whether or not I really wanted to spend the money on it. I googled reviews of it, and talked to a couple blog friends that have them, and I was reassured that if I did print it, I would love it.
So I took the plunge. I found a coupon code online to make the book cheaper, but then ended up upgrading the shipping so I could get it faster. I'm SO, SO, SO glad I did. Words can not describe how much I love this book! It's a book of memories, cherished moments, funny stories, sad times, happy times, lots of pictures, and so much more! I can't wait to start printing my 2007 through 2012 blog books!
As soon as I got the email that my book was being shipped, I started tracking it. I had it shipped to my work so that it wouldn't sit at home on the porch if I was raining on the day it would get delivered. However I accidentally put in my home zip code with my work address. So Saturday the book was at the wrong post office. I called and asked them what would happen to it and she said it would get rerouted to the address on the package. This morning I saw that it was back at the downtown post office. Instead of waiting for it to come in tomorrow's mail, I busted down there on my lunch today and hoped it would be there. As you can guess, it was.
The packaging was all in tact and inside the box was a beautiful hardback bound book. All of the pages are numbered and have the title of my blog on them. I got to choose a photo for the front and back cover. There is a dedication page I got to personalize. And then there are table of contents pages. The pages are a nice, sturdy quality, and the pictures are all in color. The shipping time was alot sooner than quoted. And their customer service was excellent. Every time I had questions, I started a chat and got my answer promptly. The only thing I dislike, is that there is widows/orphans - meaning I couldn't control what all is on each page. There might be a description of the picture at the bottom of one page and the picture that goes with that description at the top of the next.