Hubby recently picked up a new magazine, called Everywhere.
On the surface, it looks like any good ol' travel magazine, with one notable exception- it doesn't have the traditional set of editors and contributors- everything is written by travelers (supposedly everyday janes and joes like you and me), who just happened to have written their own travelogue (or a blog), submitted them, and those that are accepted now have their stories printed on glossies and distributed around the world!
And while I was flipping through this issue, I secretly imagine snippets of our blog appearing somewhere on page 72... ("hmm, our little wine country trip with Bryson will fit right in here...")
And people at Everywhere must have anticipated that- coz on the very next page, I found an ad for something that addresses precisely that little dream of mine- it's appropriately named Blurb, a web-based service that invite you to "be a part of the modern photoraphy book movement".
Yes! You can print your own coffee table book!
Imagine, just your own photos and musings (that you can arrange in a thousand different ways on its many templates), it can even transform your entire blog into a Blog Book, all printed on glossy paper in a hard-bound volume. Whoa...
And if you're already drooling (like me when I first read about it), think about this: it starts from $19.95/copy, even if you only print one for yourself (price goes up with fancier covers and increasing # of pages, of course). Just think about all the Christmas/birthday/annivesary presents potential here... Suh-weeeet.....
This is a screenshot of a "Travel Blog Book" idea I'm toying with.
Warning: this will suck away all your free time.
(P.S. JuLo- now you can do your scrapbook AND a Blog Book! *evil chuckle* :D)