Many thanks to Rose of Bonjour Events for recommending blurb as a follow up to my Baby Chapters post. For as low as $12.95 you can create your own blog book…yes, I said blog book (or wedding book . or company portfolio book . or photobook . etc). OMG I feel so behind in the times. So, there goes my flash of brilliance.
PS – I’ve been searching for a photobook service so I can print my wedding pics, but haven’t found anything I like (*sob, sob*). That is, until I found blurb. I’m going to give it a whirl and will be sure to blog the final product. And, yes, I still owe you pics from the wedding. Soon…soon…
Yet another cool idea via Springwise!
Kidmondo, the uber amazing online baby journal has teamed up with Baby Chapters to allow Mom bloggers to select their favorite blog stories and publish them in a beautiful (and durable) hardcover book.
I know, I know, blah, blah, baby. What does that have to do with me? I smell a business idea…I’m hoping that very soon bloggers will be able to easily create their very own hardcover books of their tips and tales…for their own enjoyment.
I am constantly impressed by the growing quantity of blogs compliments of the event industry. To augment your daily or weekly reading, I’d highly recommend visiting Alltop’s Event Planning list. It was there that I found the list of blogs featured below. These blogs are as diverse as the industry – from wedding planning to conference management, each offers a unique, and sometimes controversial, perspective. So enjoy!
Percy Sales Events . inspiration and tips for all things wedding.
The Busy Event Blog . provides tools for Managing People, Information & Events.
Face2Face . a blog about planning face-to-face meetings, conferences, conventions, and trade shows, plus business travel and hospitality news
Gathering . this blog was created by Krys Slovacek to be a place where meeting and event planners can gather ideas and information to help us in our everyday lives – both personally and professionally.
Meeting & Event Thoughts . an intelligent introspective on events & meetings.
Blue Sky Collaborative . organizations of professional athletes, celebrities, U.S Senators and even startup nonprofit organizations sharing their expertise with the events community.
360 Conferences . the authors of this conference-focused blog believe business is a conversation and so their website should be too.
A delightful day . Nashville’s premier event planning boutique specializing in weddings and social events.
Lucky in Love . Banquet & Event Resource Inc has many blogs, but this one focuses on a vast array of wedding resources.
Being Social . Sarah Bradley shares all of her event-tures from Charleston, South Carolina.
Event Manager Blog . Author Julius Solaris provides his strong opinions on how business should be made.
Life Design . choc full of inspiration and ideas for the wedding planner.
Michelle Rago . Michelle probably defies introduction…author of Signature Weddings and wedding planner extraordinaire, her blog is a must read for inspiration.
Bonjour Events . Part of the Martha Stewart Circle of Blogs, Bonjour Events is a resource for event planners to share ideas and gain knowledge.
Next Generation Event . Author Alli Gerkman focuses her blog on the future of events.
Once you dive head first into the world of blogging, you’ll find yourself immersed in a sea of hundreds of great blogs. So how can you possibly stay on top of them all? The answer is Google Reader.
Once you’ve created an account, you’ll want to start adding subscriptions – simply click on +Add Subscriptions, input the URL address of the blog you want to watch, and click Add. Here’s what’s really cool. If you don’t have a URL, you can enter a search term in the field and Reader will automatically provide a list of related blogs.
And lastly, to make things even easier for myself, I make iGoogle my default webpage and have included Google Reader as one of my main widgets. This way, any time I log on to the web, it tells me if any of my favorite blogs have updated their content.
For a list of some of the blogs in my reader, click on either of the links below:
Blogaholic Tendencies . part 1
Blogaholic Tendencies . Part 2
Stay tuned for more great blogs!
I’m very excited – I just received the 3rd issue of Elegant Wedding magazine and I’m so inspired by the beautiful design and decor elements throughout. Much like Grace Ormonde, this Canadian bridal magazine is for the bride who values luxury and style.
On November 18th, 2007, they will be hosting their inaugural The Elegant Wedding Bridal Showcase event in Montreal (so disappointed I can’t attend!). AND, they’re also working on launching a blog.
So, stop by and get inspired!