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my livejournal in books

here's a nice feature of livejournal that's kept me around:



yup, that's my livejournal, printed up and bound as books. I have about 6" on a shelf dedicated to these now, dating from the end of 2001 to now the end of 2014. This is the second time I've ordered books - the first time was in 2011, I wanted to make sure the bulk of my livejournal was updated and I had a baby in 2010 so I figured it was a year worth remembering. I said I'd get more books printed every year, but didn't. Here I am again. This time I did two years per book and they're not too crazy heavy so maybe that's a good move. 150 pages makes for a really light nothing book. 400 pages is too big, I think. So someplace in the middle is good.

Anyway here's how to do this:

1) Visit http://ljbook.com to export your livejournal into a pdf. And throw them some money while you're at it, they love getting a quick little donation for a service well done, I have!

2) Visit http://lulu.com to upload the PDF, create a cover and place your order. There are other book publishing services as well but this is the one I found that I like.

My two lulu books plus shipping cost me less than $30. This was for paperback, color cover, black and white pages. They have hardcover options.

ta-da. Now if the internet goes away, all this blogging I did will still be around for posterity's sake, so my grandchildren can read about all my trials, mistakes, achievements, annoying tendency to rant, and obsession with the internet.

Comments

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siglinde99
Apr. 29th, 2015 05:35 pm (UTC)
That is so cool! Thanks for the instructions. If you don't mind, I'll be copying them over to my own space so I can do this at some point in the future.
christina_maria
Apr. 29th, 2015 05:43 pm (UTC)
Cool! Hey itwillneverfly, you should check this out and try it sometime.
spikesgirl58
Apr. 29th, 2015 06:27 pm (UTC)
Wow, you are way more organized that I will ever be!
microxcuts
Apr. 29th, 2015 07:48 pm (UTC)
Hey, I didn't know about this feature. Looks really awesome, thank you a lot for sharing!

Edited at 2015-04-29 07:51 pm (UTC)
sextangles
Apr. 29th, 2015 08:38 pm (UTC)
wow that's pretty cool, I had no idea you could do that.
elsieellis
Apr. 29th, 2015 09:33 pm (UTC)
Wow, I had no idea you could do that! That is pretty amazing. Scary though! This journal is just for me and strangers. A lot of what I put here I could never ever say to anyone IRL!
calzephyr77
Apr. 30th, 2015 01:33 am (UTC)
That is so cool!
babygrl7296
Apr. 30th, 2015 04:29 am (UTC)
Wow this is awesome. It would be cool to do this.... but I feel like that may be a boring book. haha
gilda_elise
Apr. 30th, 2015 11:27 am (UTC)
That's really cool. At first, I didn't think it something I'd like to do, but, the more I think about it, the more intrigued I get. Thanks for the tip!
koremelanaigis
Apr. 30th, 2015 01:44 pm (UTC)
It looses the comments though, doesn't it?
rai_key
May. 6th, 2015 04:09 am (UTC)

Good idea, I think about doing this sometime.  I just saw student center disappear, that was a shock. 

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