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January 18, 2006

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Mark Berry

Love this idea... it is something I will certainly do at the end of "Telford year1" the blog for me is a record of the journey, so to be able to have hard copies inc comments will be V useful...
Thanks

Graham Doel

Fantastic idea. I ordered a copy immediately. However when I realised the shipping more than doubled the cost I cancelled double quick. Sorry.

gareth

looks great - and a good recommendation by Christ Brain ;-)

One question how did you get the content off your blog - the only way I can see to do it is manually... Does typepad offer some whiffy PDF export option??

Kester

Yes, the shipping is rather prohibitive. If you'd really like one Graham, I've got a few on order (much cheaper shipping bulk) which I was going to let a few people have, so you could buy one from me...

I use Ecto, which helps. I downloaded the Word template from Lulu, set up various styles to format the various sections, then cut and pasted. Didn't take long once the system was up and running. In future I think I'll do a regular save to Word to ease it at the end of the year.

That said, if anyone from Typepad is out there... A more sophisticated export is a feature I'd love.

Glad you liked the cheeky Brain recommendation - couldn't resist ;-)

jonny

sweet

Adam

Wow - that looks VERY cool. I'd love to have a hard copy too. However, the 1 posts I have on Typepad seems a **bit** daunting right now. My fiancee saves all her posts in Word when she types them. Yah, she's smarter than I am. This would definitely take a long time, but I really like the idea of plogging.

Adam

Uhh, shoot. I meant to type in 1093 posts. Yah, 1 post doesn't seem too daunting. 1093 posts does.

Kester

Ouch... seems like you're wife has done the right thing there!

Seems like Amazon already called something Plogging, but what the hell, I like it. Jonny reckons 'flogging' would be better... Joker! He's right though - the self-publishing possibilities are huge. I just hope the postage costs come down.

Jason Clark has also posted about it... And people have been wondering what the difference is between Plogging and just publishing a journal. Simple: the comments. (sic) is a hard copy of a conversation, with all the detrius, diamonds, throwaway comments... and blankings included.

That's what I like about it as a concept: the dirt is included. And that's what makes it a genuine conversation, but not idle chat. The posts are considered thoughts, but the comments are unedited, and there's something rich about that.

graham

I'd be interested in what you think of the quality of the binding, etc, once you get them.

Definitely an interesting idea.

Nick Ciske

Blooking?

Read my Blook?

Offline blogging?

Analoging?

Dana Ames

I'm amused at the coined word, but got even more of a chuckle seeing "aether" - you Brits with your extra vowels :)

Dana

Jamie Arpin-Ricci

Looks interesting. Keep us posted.

Peace,
Jamie

Kester

Analogging. That I do like. Let's face it, it's a pretty anal activity. Blook is also very nice.

Glad you found the extra vowels to be gelogenic Dana, though I hope you are not being charientistic. We like to do things right over here. Even at this anti-jentucular time of day, we're fairly lexicographically orthodox, and some have been known to observe a pernocation seeking the correct spelling, if that's not to be too romodontade about our fine race. If yo' gut ma drif'. ;p

DAMNFLANDRZ

I want one, K... I will hack yer hosting and delete everything if you don't sell me one... at an exhorborant price, natuarally.

Kester

Kool. Glad you liked the songs too ;[)

I'm going to do a bulk order to get the post costs down... Anyone else want one while I'm at it? Hardback? Paperback? Let me know. Don't worry, there's no royalties added!

Dana Ames

All right, young smartass, you made me haul out the dictionary! Satisfied now???!!!

LTIC (laughed 'til I cried)
Dana

DAMNFLANDRZ

Whatever is cheaper is best...

or, in msn-speak;

wtvr z \£/ gdgd ;)

DAMNFLANDRZ

LOL. ComplexCorp(TM), nice.

Kester

Cool Flan. Thanks for email too. Be back on it after w/e mull.

Dana, if you liked that, then you'd LOVE this.
It's a steatopygous work of sciolistic genius.

Dana Ames

Ha...ha...ha...

D.

packetrat

Sorry, you're about a year behind: http://chaos.dendro.com/index.php/archives/2005/03/08/plog/

Kester

Hey, but weren't we all ;-)
And the joke's in the title, get it?

Graham Doel

K, This is great. I can't put it down. I've trawled through your archives in the past but like you say (somewhere else) it's just not the same as a book. I feel compelled to turn my own blog into a book, but alas, I'm just not profound or interesting!

I love the conversation that gets going as you read through. It's like reading "Colossians Remixed" without the feeling that the discussion was contrived!

DAMNFLANDRZ

Gr8 price mate.

Makes a gr8 door-stop too, chrz.

Kester

Thanks, that's very kind! I'm actually really enjoying it/finding it a useful format too. Although I'd disagree with the view that the change in format changes the meaning of the text, I feel that it does change my perception of it... Reading off the page tends to be deeper, slower, less rushed. I'd certainly recommend it.

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