Monday, October 13, 2008

Special B-day Giveaway: 2 BLURB BOOKS
Convert Your Blog to a Book!

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Today is our baby boy's 3rd birthday. Jack was the inspiration behind our own baby blog 3 1/2 years ago which eventually led to the creation of BabyBlogAddict.com.

In honor of Jack's birthday, we are giving away TWO BLURB BOOKS (each valued at $29.95)! If you are not familiar with blurb.com, you will be amazed at what they can do. You just download the blurb booksmart program for free, then you can actually turn your blog into a book. Check it out here, then be sure to watch the 5 minute tutorial about how easy it is to create a blog book. This is awesome for all of you baby blog addicts out there!

If you don't have a blog, you can also use blurb to create photo books, travel books and more.


I always read about how your blogs are your journals and baby scrapbooks. Now, you can actually print it out in book form!

I'm about to start Jack's first blog book, so I'll be posting more about blurb when I work with the program and get his book printed. I can't wait!

Here's how you can enter this giveaway:

1. Go to blurb.com and check out all the cool books.

2. Come back to this post on BBA and leave a comment letting us know what kind of book you would create.

3. Make sure we have your contact info (email or blog address) in your blogger profile or comment itself, so we can contact you if you win. Only one entry per person per giveaway.

We'll select TWO random winners then post them here on BBA next week. Each winner will recieve a bookmaking code good for $29.95. We'll be giving away two more books to our Halloween Costume Contest winners too!!!

This contest runs: Monday, 10/13 - Sunday, 10/19/08 at 7:00 PM ET.

102 comments:

Jilly said...

I would definitely create a blog book -- didn't even know this was available.
jbrok77@hotmail.com

Rachel said...

I have heard about this site before and I would totally make a blog book. I like the cookbook idea, too. That would be a great way to preserve all of the family recipes that are on your Grandmother's aging recipe cards.

Lesley said...

I've just discovered Blurb - it looks great! I would convert my personal blog into a book then I wouldn't need to do any baby books! Thanks for the great giveaway.
lseckinger atgmail

alison said...

I'm 20 weeks pregnant now, and I'd probably make a "belly book" with pictures and notes of my pregnancy so far. Thanks for the great site!

uncomplicateme@gmail

Jen said...

I will make a blog book for my Triplets' first year!

Bridget said...

Oh!!! Ad had found this site at random and lost the link! I'm so glad you posted this! We have a few blog books to create. ;)

Adrienne and Kyle said...

I would make a blog book too! I didn't know you could do that.

Beth said...

Would love to this for my pregnancy journal with this preganncy!!!

Beth Parmer
http://theparmerfamily.blogspot.com
beth.parmer@gmail.com

Aimee Ash said...

I just did my twins first year, I'm in the process of making a book for each of them. 1 down, 1 to go--it is beatiful! A free one would be even better! Great Christmas present ideas to do a mini-book for grandmas.

Sandy said...

I love the idea! I've been thinking about archiving my blog and this is the perfect way!

* TONYA * said...

Oh my goodness so many book styles to choose. I wouldn't know whether to do a blog book, do a wedding book finally (we've only been married 5 years and still don't have an album) or do a book of the kids for my husband in Iraq.

Mama Bender said...

I would do a photo book. Looks likes a lot of fun.

Misty said...

I would do a blog book, but the photo book looks great too! It would be nice to do something that captures my quads first year!
Thanks

Alison said...

My son turned 3 on Saturday, so we are right there with you.

I would do a blog book - been on my list of things to do, I just haven't gotten around to it yet!

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Anonymous said...

I'd love to make a wedding book or a blog book. Thanks for the information!!

denwe02@ca.com

Marie said...

I would love to do a hardcover blog book. I was planning on doing one in a year or so, and I am so glad to find the website.

Team Sherman said...

I would for sure make a blog book. I've heard of this site before and would love to win a free book.

sarah_sherman@verizon.net

Katie Stacey said...

I would definitely make a blog book. staceyfamily03@yahoo.com

Kelly said...

I would definitely give the "blurb" certificate to my sister! She is a budding photographer and this would be a great way for her to showcase her photos! They would be even better if they were of my daughter! Ha.

Andria said...

I am slowly working on a book for my blog right now! It would be something my kids would treasure down the road, I hope!

Carla said...

I would do a blog pictures and text book for my baby's first year. I have been wondering if something like this what out there!
http://ltmrfmly.blogspot.com

Kassi said...

I would definately "book" my son's first 6 months. I have so many digital pictures floating around that never get printed (ooops.)

Kassi
wife05mommy08@hotmail.com
www.notlonghence.blogspot.com

Angie said...

I would make a book of all our family vacations and visits to the beach!

Angie
akjohnson@tampabay.rr.com
angiejohnson7.blogspot.com

Amber S. said...

I love Blurb! Last year we made a book for all of 2007 - our twins' first year - to give to all of the grandparents, etc. They all liked it so much, we are making it a yearly tradition!

Liz said...

I plan on making a couple more 7x7 books for my sons first year of life and making a blog book as well (What a great way to really turn blogging into journaling.)

elizabeth at ldspierce dot net

Amy Lynn said...

I have been meaning to make one of these! I would make a book filled with pictures of my son's first year!

R, K & O said...

I would create a standard sized (8 x 10) blog book. What a great keepsake.

kbasballe@gmail.com

Diana and Fam said...

I am so glad you posted about this! I have heard you could do it but had no clue how! I would create the largest book possible and just transfer over my blog so it would be a journal from the last year. LOVE THIS!

camalotlove@yahoo.com

Sara said...

I love blurb and am actually working on a blog book and a recipe book. Such a great site.

Finleypotamus said...

Oh wow I was just wishing there was a way to easily print out my Blog for the boys to see when they are older. This is a great idea. I would definitely do the blog book!

Anonymous said...

I would love to create a blog book about our child!
megoodman77@yahoo.com

AEM said...

Oh Wow, what a fantastic idea! I didn't even know you could do something like this. I would make the "my world" book that has places for large format pictures, I enjoy blogging, but I'm a hobby photographer and I think it would be great to have my work/blog displayed in a book. Especially because most of my photos and blogs are centered around my beautiful Baby Benjamin!

AnniePearl said...

Would love to convert my baby Blog into a book...what a wonderful idea...and I great idea for Christmas presents!

Nicole
www.theadventuresofanniepearl.blogspot.com
apestroud@gmail.com

Cherrys said...

definitely a blog book of my little guy's first year.
lynnagarland@yahoo.com

Natalie said...

I would love to blurb my blog into a book! So fun!

nataliesjones@hotmail.com

Teresa said...

I would LOVE to do this. I had very good intentions of creating a scrapbook for my 9 month old little girl, but just haven't had the time. I do keep my blog up-to-date and was planning to just have it in front of me when I did my actual scrapbook! But the Blog Book would be PERFECT!!!!! Great idea.
kory_teresa@hotmail.com

william and lisa said...

I'm expecting in Feb..so making a book out of baby's first pics would be a nice idea!

-Lisa

Stoots Family said...

I would love to convert my entire blog into a book and possibly give it to my boys when they are older!
jflynnstoots at hotmail dot com

Courtney said...

I would love to turn my entire blog into books to share with my children in the future!

Jaedeanne and Baby Ruby Catherine said...

I would love to do a blog book to cover my pregnancy - I think it would be neat for my daughter to read when she is older. Very cute!

Stephanie said...

That's a great idea. I would create a blog book.

shay said...

love.love.love. i would want to convert my blog to a book for my posterity!

shalynn
shushay8@yahoo.com

Kristie said...

I plan on making a few blog books, I think they will be great gifts to my children down the road, even a book for the coffee table.. of course I'd need a coffee table for that. - It looks simple, hopefully it is.

Thanks for the info

Kristie
desanibel@sbcglobal.net

Tucker & Melissa said...

I would do a blog book. Its a pretty neat idea. mdowd7@yahoo.com

Rebecca said...

I would make a blog book so that as a busy mom of 4 kids, whose business has been hit by Hurricane Ike, I would not have to take the time to scrapbook everything I have blogged about.

beth ewing said...

i've been wanting to make a blog book for awhile and heard they are the best to do that. i would love to do a blog book.

rccalyn said...

OH, I've wanted to sooooo badly to do this, but we just don't have the funds right now! I would make a blog book of course! I've invested so much time and energy into my blog about my pregnancy and daughter's 2 years so far (and now this pregnancy, and soon to include our second daughter!), I would LOVE to have books to remember it by!
-Stacy (slwilkins05@yahoo.com)

The Lee Family said...

I love this sight! I cant wait to do our family blog book each year. I think this is a great way for our little girl to have a yearly "baby" book about her. Cant wait!

Kirsten Lee kirstenblee@yahoo.com

Jinii said...

I would definately would do a photo and text book. We just had our first baby in September and I know the grandmas would love a book of their grand babies.

Jinii Boren
jinii_boren@yahoo.com

Monica, James, Connor McGuire said...

What a great idea. i've been wondering how to save my blog posts into book format! monica

Cherie said...

I love the blog book, but my husband's family and I have decided to do a family cookbook this year, so it would be so hard to choose!
Cherie Wright

Kait and Kei said...

Hi There!

I didn't know that you can create your own book so easily! i would definitely turn my girls' blog into a book. It'll be great keepsake for the family and for the girls when they grow up.

Geraldine Loh

Sarah said...

Oh I would absolutely LOVE a blog book! I've already started working on my 2008 one and it would be perfect timing!!!!

sarah8914 at gmail dot com

The Bailey Crew said...

So cool! I'm thinking that this would be an amazing gift for my sister. She's written a really cool story that she 4 year old daughter wants to hear every night and she's expecting again. What a cool gift to give her - her story, illustrated by a friend, in print, for her! So cool!

The Bish Fam said...

Definitely a fun giveaway for us bloggers :)

Holly said...

This is really neat! I've always wanted to make a book of my blog...or maybe do a photo book of my daughters first year! What an awesome giveaway!
Hollylp84@yahoo.com

Krista said...

I plan on doing this at the beginning of the year, what a great idea!

Adam & Jessica said...

I recently got married so I would do a "wedding" book My email address is Jess10284@gmail.com

amber schmidt said...

I think I would do a blog book!

Mandy said...

Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous!! I'd do one of our latest trip to Costa Rica and give it to the hubby for Christmas.

Becky said...

My husband is battling colon cancer and we have 7 little monkeys. I have a blog just for his fight, that would be my book, to hold and keep for a lifetime.

Rosie and Derek said...

Oh I would totally love to turn my blog into a book-- what a great alternative to a journal!!
borsky_dre at yahoo dot com

Nikkala said...

A blog book. I started one yesterday, just never got it finished. It would be perfect if I won.

jennandmarkmiyamoto said...

I would create a text and picture book to document this past year's happenings with my husband and daughter. jaikok@yahoo.com

Nancy Sabina said...

I'd love to create one with pictures of my kids from the last year with mostly just big beautiful pictures and maybe a few words. What a keepsake that would be!

Jen said...

i'd make my second blog book. or try a recipe book i've been wanting of family recipes.

tristanjh said...

A good portion of my blog represents the important events that have taken place in my family. I'm not so great at scrapbooking so I'd do a book that represented all of the milestones of the last year. I think my mom would like one too!

tristanjh@yahoo.com

Kim said...

I love blurb.com. I have made a couple books. One childrerns illustrated book, one blog book. It is comeing time for me to do another blog book, it would be great to win it. I would love to make a book gift for grandparents this Christmas...we have 3 girls and expecting our little boy next month! So I am sure there will be some great photo oppotunities to make into a great memory book! I am also a photographer and would love to make a book for my photography! Some day I will get all the books done that I want to! I free one would help in getting that accomplished!!! My blog is www.thematthewsfam.blogspot.com and my e-mai is madi_bell@hotmail.com
I sure hope I win one!!!

The Barnharts said...

i think a blog book would be awesome! thanks for the giveaway

the-watermelon-tree said...

I would love to do a blog book and a picture book!!! I have done something like this for my mom for mother's day but this site is way cooler!!!
Tara

Alisha said...

Great giveaway!

I would love a book for my blog!
Thanks!
ajwilkins (at) gmail (dot) com

The Roundy Clan said...

I would love to do a blog book. I am thinking also of doing a wedding book. My sister just got married last week and that would be a great gift.

Jill said...

Blog Book
jillandnil@hotmail.com

Cresanna said...

I would love to do a photo book ... these layouts are wonderful!

Anita said...

Blog book for sure.
anitaskinner@hotmail.com

Lyssa said...

I've been wanting a blog book forever!! Thanks so much!
Lyssa

Amy said...

I would LOVE to slurp my blog!(love the name...) I'd love to win this!!!

amyandjeffmartinez{at}yahoo{dot}com

Liz said...

What a great idea..I would love to win!
girlygirlsboutique@gmail.com

Rachel said...

I would do the text and pictures and make books for the grandparents for Christmas. Thanks for doing this!

The Johnson's said...

I'd LOVE to make a blog book!!! I haven't been blogging for that long & I just found out about these blog books from a friend--I think it's a FABULOUS idea!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Maureen said...

I really like the variety of books on blurb. I think I would do one of the portrait books of some of our vacations but a quick 7x7 would be fun to start with.

Thanks so much for doing this!

mommyoffour said...

I would definitely do a blog book!

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Leslie

lillian said...

I would def pick the photo book.i am a photographer (fmaily, babies and weddings) and this would be great for my fam. I have thousands of pics of my little ones and no time to develop any of them...
lillianprincephoto@gmail.com

thanks!

Joye said...

My youngest first birthday is in 2 weeks and I would love to make a book of her first year.


kurtbaker12@comcast.net

Kathi said...

I am really looking forward to using Blurb and making a blog book. Mine would be a Blessings book with all the blog entries that I've made talking about my blessings.

The Boojes said...

I think we'd do a blog book. I've made some mypublisher books that I love, but it'd be fantastic to turn our blog into a book or two! =)

Go Cards said...

This is awesome, I haven't heard about them before, but with #4 coming I would love to make a blog book.

Nicole Crabtree said...

Finally a place where I can make a book of my blog. I have been waiting to find a service to do this. Thanks so much!

Julie said...

I am going to make a blog book for the this year and a brag book for grandparents for Christmas... I am already working on them...and could definitely use this!!!! Thanks julie(dot)anderson(at)ccci(dot)org

Patricia @ From Wags to Riches said...

I love the look of their Blog Books! What a fantastic idea.

fromwagstorichesATentemporeDOTcom

Jennifer said...

thanks for the giveaway! i would make a book from the blog that i just made for my dad celebrating his 50th birthday!

Suzy said...

I have been wanting to create a book from my blog - so I would choose to make a blog book. What fun!

Yasmine said...

a photo book for my twin daughter and son would be nice. I have soo many photos of them, would be nice to pick and chose my favorites and have it in a book!
The cookbook idea is nice as well, id take the recipes my mom has given me handed down from her mom take pictures and have the recipes printed so i can give it to my daughter when shes married!!

thansk for the giveaway opportunity!! Take care!

Yasmineo142 [at][homail][dot][com]

Lincoln said...

I love these books! I would make one with pictures of my son's first year.

beachchelle1@Hotmail.com

Kim said...

It would be a hard choice, either a blog book or a photo book of my kids first year! Hope we win! Kim

http://ourfamily-wallace.blogspot.com

Nancy said...

I would love to make a book like this of our wedding pictures. Thanks for the chance to win.

The Overstreets said...

I'm expecting a little boy at the end of December and I'd love to make a book celebrating his birth.. several pictures of my belling and all the visitors that come to see him in the early days! Great giveaway idea!

The Glenn Gang said...

No question...BLOG BOOK for me!

Shanda said...

I've been wanting to do this for a very long time...I would definitely make a blog book!

Dover Fam said...

A Blog Book FOR SURE!!! That would be so great. I will keep my fingers crossed for this one!

Liz said...

I just found out about Blurb.com and love it. I want to make a blog book!