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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 49 years.

Friday, January 29, 2016

CALL ME CRAZY BUT WHEN I SET MY MIND TO DO SOMETHING, I JUST DO IT...

You may ask,  why would anyone in their right mind want to print their blog posts themselves when you can have them made into books? Well... I've been blogging since August 2, 2010 and I've been procrastinating to have my posts made into books every years. There are just too many posts, thats why and I like a challenge anyway. Why not?

Color ink and even black ink for my Canon printer is very expensive but still, I really wanted to be able to read my old post in a hard copy when I want to check on certain events that happened during my blogging period. Reading old posts is invigorating when one get stale and yes, I've gotten stale...

You may remember,  one day I accidentally deleted a bunch of posts when I clicked  Delete  to erase a sentence from a post I was working on late at night, I made up my mind that somehow I would print my blog posts as soon as I could fine the time before I loose any more but  I didn't know how I was going to do it. It was just on my goal list.

Anyway, when I first tried to print my blog in portrait, some of the words were  missing on the right side and also the side of the photo was cut off too. Then I tried to print it in landscape.


These two photos shows you how it would print only part of a photo when there were a certain amount of words on the page and it would need two pages sometimes to show the whole photo and there was a lot of wasted blank spaces. Very disappointing format but I was glad to have retrieved my lost posts anyway.


 It worked and the pictures were larger but depending on how many words were on my paragraphs, it would sometimes cut off part of the photos so I had to print another page to get the whole photo.  It was better than noting but I was still not satisfied.

 Of course it didn't print the comments. It took a lot of paper. It only printed on one side of the page  and I had to print  each page separately. Still, I'm not giving up. I know there must be a better way but I'm clueless.



My next try got me excited, as I could print a whole bunch of posts from one click and it would print about 47 pages in book form but the draw back was that it printed each with the dates going backward instead of forward.  For example, the first post was dated December 30, the next post was Dec 27, and so on... so to read the post as they happened, I have to start to read at the back of the book to the front and all the comments are there.

This is how I found my lost posts....
I had gone into my old emails and found out that I had deleted a lot of my old blog posts  because I never thought that  I would someday need them since all my posts were on my blog anyway.
I couldn't remember what I had blogged about in the missing posts so long ago.

 I found a couple of comments regarding my blog  that wasn't deleted. I clicked on the email and the comment showed up and also the title of the post. I clicked on the title of the post and lo and behold, the whole post showed up.

At this point I was getting encouraged... but it was only one lost post. I scrolled all the way down and all the comments were right there as they appear on my post when I read the comments. Then I printed this post. In one click, the whole post got printed with comments. The only thing missing was the header but I don't mind because it's saving me a lot of color ink.


When I first began to blog, I would delete some posts from my email as I had them in my blog and I thought they were safe there. The only thing, since I deleted those emails,  I had no record of my old posts to print...  Then in my desperation, I found a few comments followers had made and I clicked on one of them and then I  clicked on the name of the post and lo and behold, my whole post appeared. I was so happy to be able to find that post at least.

 Then at the bottom of the post, was Previous Post and Older Post. I could go back and print the post and even the comments got printed with the post. I clicked on Previous Post and the whole previous post and comment appeared on my screen and I printed it.

Now I can print the posts with comments in the sequence they were written.

It's a small victory and I'm happy that I succeeded in printing my blog posts. Sometime you never know what you can achieve until you keep trying.



So these are my blog posts from August 2, 2010 to December 31, 2010 in three binders.  I was blogging daily then and was just getting started.

Thanks so much for your visit and know that I love reading your comments.
Hugs,
JB

31 comments:

  1. Kudos to you. Love your determination!

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  2. You are an amazing person, I would not have followed through on all that. I'm happy you got them, I hope they bring you a lot of joy, and fond memories!

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  3. well done! that's perseverence.

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  4. Yay, I'm so glad you succeeded!!! That's great you have a record of all your blogs One day, I must go back and read your archive since I've only been following you a year or so. I'm always worried about losing my 11years worth so maybe I could do that. You say they can be made into books? Who, how, where?
    It is a lovely activity to go back and read your old blogs!!xxx

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    1. Kezzie, there are different places who would print your blog into a book. This link address is from Google Blogger. It's a bit pricy to have all the post and pictures printed.
      Sorry, I can't add a live link through Reply

      blogspot.sharedbook.com/blog2print/googleblogger/index.html

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  5. Good for you it is a lot of work for you but now you have your posts.
    Cathy

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  6. That is amazing and I like that about you, you decide to do something and you do it. You keep at it until you accomplish your goal. That is awesome and your blog looks wonderful in print. Have a lovely day Julia.

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  7. That a wonderful start! Want to do mine when you are done with yours...lol?
    Happy Saturday to you. One day closer to spring!
    Hugs :)
    Lauren

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  8. Well you do have perseverance when you make up your mind about something!

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  9. Well this was so interesting and how clever of you to figure it out and make it happen! :)

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  10. Good job! It makes my brain hurt to think about how much work you put into this! LOL I've often thought it would be fun to get my blog posts printed, but I'll probably go the book route instead of doing it myself....

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  11. I have been thinking about doing it also. But I may just do some select ones. I probably would copy them to Word and then print from there.

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  12. Excellent idea. Please let me know when you find an easy, successful way to do this. I would like to preserve my blog, too. A lot of work goes into them. Your binders turned out well!! Nice work. HUGS.

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  13. I'm so glad you had the determination to achieve this goal! I've not ever tried to preserve mine in any way. Hugs, Nellie

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  14. Good for you. That's a lot of work but nice to have the history in hard copy

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  15. I love that you're doing this! It sounds tedious, but I think it's a good idea to have a hard copy. The blog is a great diary, and the comments make it even more rewarding and interesting. Way to go Julia!

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  16. Hi Julia I have thirteen binders with my printed blog post. I have printed every one from the beginning. I could not afford to have them made into a book but I have them for my girls. I am sure when I am gone they will fight over who has to take them:) Good idea to have them. Hugs B

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  17. I really like the thought of printing the comments they are the best part of my blog for sure because they are from my friends.. Great job. HUG B

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  18. WHAT a smart thing to do, JB! The longer we go, the more complicated saving it all on paper becomes. Thank you for the tips!

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  19. WHAT a smart thing to do, JB! The longer we go, the more complicated saving it all on paper becomes. Thank you for the tips!

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  20. I never thought of doing anything like that sweet Julia. What a great job you did on figuring all of that out. It sounds like a complicated thing to do but you did it and the binders look great. I remember when you deleted the post and I was so happy for you when you recovered them. You have a very busy, interesting life and an interesting blog. Hugs

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  21. I love your determination Julia...it always pays off. Maybe this post is just the inspiration I need to get moving on printing mine. I've been blogging since 2010 too. Good job...I know you are so glad to have this part behind you....

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  22. i think we need to set up a 'go-fund-me' account for you for printer ink! glad you found your posts, though.

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  23. I've been having my blog put into book form for the last 8 yrs. I treasure them! It's a journal of sorts. It usually runs about $70. Congrats on getting your treasure in print! Much more work than I put into it!

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  24. It is an eye opener looking back on old posts, wish we had someone here in SA who turned blogs into books, the joys of staying in a third world country, no one knows what a blog is...lol

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  25. Hi,
    I think your idea is a great one. I have thought of printing my blog posts too. For my family to read. My parents do not have a computer. I think my mom would enjoy reading my posts.
    Carla

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  26. Hello Julia, I am so happy for you that you have found your deleted posts. I think it is good to keep a book of our postings as journal. Keep it up.

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  27. I am glad you were able to find everything!
    What you write is so interesting.
    Hugs Cheri

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  29. That's great you found out your old blogs.. i made this kind of mistakes in past.. I accidentally deleted some of personal pictures and there was noway to recover them..

    http://from-a-girls-mind.blogspot.com

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  30. Hi Julia,
    WOW!!!! I always thought you were an amazing woman, but now I KNOW YOU ARE!! Such a great idea and though time consuming and frustrating at times, I know you are so happy with the fruit of your labor!!! Thanks so much for sharing and keep on writing those great posts!!!
    Warm Hugs to you~
    Julie

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