Saturday, 19 November 2016

Turning My Blog into a Book with BlookUp

Blook On White brick background with multicoloured stars

After my first blog birthday, I wanted something to commemorate my first year as a fully fledged blogger. So when BlookUp got in touch, it was practically written in the stars.

BlookUp is a French company that literally turns blogs into books. How great does that sound? With the pressure of keeping content current and up to date, sometimes you find some great posts getting lost in the melee of blog posts. I don't often read and re-read blogs, but I will go back to certain books over and over again. I wanted a way to go back and see how my blog had developed over the year, and a Blook seemed the perfect way to do that. It's nice and all clicking through a blog on your screen, but it's completely different to have it there, right in your face. 

Ordering my Blook was practically idiot proof. All you do is type in your web address, choose the platform you host on, and they do virtually all of the work for you. All you need to do is have a flick through and make sure everything has imported correctly, and choose if you want to have chapters for different subjects or not. I had to go back and edit more than once because some of my photos didn't import correctly, but that was not long after I moved from Wordpress to Blogger so my whole blog was a bit of a shit show then. I was also really indecisive about whether I should turn my blog or my Instagram into a Blook. Not only does BlookUp work with blogs, it can also turn your Instagram into a wonderful looking picture book! In the end, I went with my blog.

Inside Sabre Beauty Blook

When it arrived, it was quite thick and professionally bound, which was a nice surprise! My first impression was that it would be a small, thin magazine type book. The covers were lovely and glossy. The pictures were all great and sharp, and I really loved having a physical copy of writing that I have poured my heart and soul into for the past year. If the Internet just vanished, at least I'd have something to show for my efforts! The book is so professional looking, there's even a little contents table in the back!  You also have the choice of writing a little blurb and putting an author photo on the back.

Back of Sabre Beauty Blook

If you're a blogger, or you're looking to get a gift for a blogger, I would highly recommend BlookUp! It's so satisfying to hold something you've created. If you're thinking of treating yourself or a friend, use the code 'FROMSABREBEAUTY' for a cool 10% off! Act quickly though, it's only valid until 30/11/2016!

(This post contains items gifted to me for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions are my own)

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