kester told me about lulu when we went round for a meal before christmas and i checked it out then. a very cool idea to add to the huge opportunities there are for self publishing. i've been waiting for kester to blog about it - but not only has he blogged about it he has gone and used it to publish his blog in a book format with comments and all. it looks great. obviously it's all available online for free but nice to have a personal record and maybe there is a blog or two you love so much you would buy as a book?...
it does seem quite a lot of work though so not sure yet whether i will follow the certain to grow trend. though it might be a good way to keep a hard copy of particular posts. quite a lot of my posts have very little content and are just linkages to other peoples interesting posts! one of the weaknesses of course is that you immediately lose the hyperlinked nature of the text that you get online. but it might be a good way to publish a hard copy of the worship tricks say? or stories on emergingchurch.info? but then there is so many other peoples stuff in there.... who knows...
kester is calling it plogging. jason suggests that word is taken and asks for other ideas. i thought an obvious one for kester would be for sale blogging - FLOGGING - ha! ok so it doesn't quite work but you can see where i was heading ;-)
way to go kester - nice one...
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Very interesting indeed. Thanks for the heads up.
BTW, I picked up "Alternative Worship" today, which has some of my co-workers giddy.
Posted by: Jamie Arpin-Ricci | January 18, 2006 at 11:39 PM
Did I get that right? Pot. Kettle. Black. !-)
A 'Baker' making a joke about 'Flogging'!
Posted by: Nic | January 19, 2006 at 09:53 AM
i just knew that would draw you out of hiding nic...
as you must have observed kester has taken on the mantle ;-)
Posted by: jonny | January 19, 2006 at 10:30 AM
Sounds like it's about keeping information from "disappear[ing] into the aether," and holding on to it. How about "hogging?"
Posted by: Call Me Ishmael | January 19, 2006 at 11:20 AM
Jonny, if you really want to get back about black kettles and pots, just ask Nic when his blog is starting ;[)
Posted by: Kester | January 19, 2006 at 12:06 PM