My mom has put a bug in my ear to turn Zhongguo Jumble into a book. For my previous blog, The Shanghai Chronicle – I successfully converted the first year of it into a book and gave it to her for Mother’s Day 2012. It was a limited edition – of one. I also took a couple months off from work during that period.
So now, the idea is stuck in my head.
I have been a very regular poster on Zhongguo Jumble since I began in July of 2011 - at this point I’m well over 300 posts and lots and lots of different topics. If each post had its own page that would be over 300 pages. I’m overwhelmed.
I’ve started thinking about possible ways to attack it and thus far have come up with the below:
- Publish in a serial format – a small book quarter by quarter
- Separate posts on China from my travel posts
- Do a Shanghai only book
- Try a photo book and highlight some of the beautiful pictures
- Do things on a calendar year basis
- Try to split by topic or category
I’m really not sure which makes the most sense. So – I am going to you, my readers, to see if you have any ideas. I need your help.
Please complete the poll below to see what makes the most sense to you.
For my email readers, please make sure you click through to the blog post to vote. Your votes count too!
After I get your feedback I’ll let you know my decision. If I do make it real I would assume I will use Blurb again. Blurb has the ability to “slurp” the blog posts into a basic framework and I was very satisfied with the quality of the printing last time. However, if anyone has used another set of software I would be interested in knowing about it as well.
Have you ever thought about making your blog a book? What considerations should I take? If I did publish one – would any of you be interested in a copy?
Let me know!