I’m so excited I think I’ve finally found a solution to my problem . . . well, one of them at least. I like to scrapbook because I like to have a ‘year book’ of our pictures because I don’t print out each and every one and keep albums. However, I don’t like the feeling of being behind and I already basically photo blog on an almost daily basis. Soooo. . . for awhile (like years) I’ve been trying out products and services to turn our blog into a book in order to preserve the memories as well as tap into the work I’ve already done. There are a few out there, but due to the way we host our site and other issues, I haven’t been able to find one that does what I need.
I recently tried BlogBooker and it seemed like it would do what I wanted, but it wasn’t pulling in my photos correctly. I was so frustrated! Gah! I sent an email off to them just to let them know of the error and . . . they fixed it. Woohoo! Most of the services I’ve found want you to buy a book from them, which makes sense, and I might have if I had found one that worked correctly. But I really wanted something I can edit because even though I do regularly blog, there are still items that don’t make it onto the blog that I want in my yearbook.
BlogBooker currently makes three file types . . . PDF, Word, and ODT. I like the out of the box PDF and might consider just printing that if I get lazy. But it is really nice to have the Word file because I can add in my little extras and create a TOC and then print the book and everything will be in one place. Yay! Yay! Yay!
Now to figure out how to work this all together to make our 2014 yearbook! 🙂