Turning a Blog into a Book: An Intro to My Project, and What I’m Learning So Far

High irony alert! Here I am, discussing my blog-to-book project, the story behind why the hell I did this in the first place and musing on the differences between books and blogs and how that affected the editing process…and I’m doing it in a video blog! (I’ve been writing a ton lately, and thought talking at a camera awkwardly would be a nice change of pace…kind of.) Anyway, if you want to hear what my book is called (lots of funny faces alert), how I decided to embark upon it (pay attention to your crazy whims!), and what I’ve learned so far, click below!

I just wanted to share about my book (whose title I reveal in the video..woo hoo!), tell you a bit about how it came about, and document my thought process and the things I’m learning about editing blogs into bigger projects, publishing, and so much more…it’s been quite fun and interesting, and I’m learning lots and lots. I was especially intrigued by the differences between the two media and how that informed the process, and talk a little about blogs being an evolving, dynamic document (I don’t say it that articulately in the video, but there you go) and books being “for the ages,” and how these two factors made the editing process much more complex than I thought it would be when I started this project as a lark.

If you’re looking for a rough breakdown so you can skip around:

  • Intro to my book and the story behind it: the idea, making the decision to turn my blog into a book (1:10)
  • Discussing the differences between books, blogs & how that affected the editing process (5:29)

I hope you enjoy it! If you’re intrigued by this idea of blogging-as-bookmaking or even self-publishing in general, please comment and let me know your questions…maybe I’ll v-blog on them in the future 🙂

Anyway, stay tuned for more All Things Glorious and True news…it’s getting its own mini-site, and I might have a cover to show soon. I’m excited to put it into the world, either end of this month or in May, depending in part of the gods of Amazon!

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