I had a week off after and including Easter, there was 'the list' of tasks that required attention that ate most of the time. There was the Good Friday after sales and follow up service with some running on that n scale layout that I help concoct for a colleague.
Yet the most interesting item that happened over the break was that I finally cobbled together all the published posts from the blog along with photographs into a Microsoft word file, all forty odd thousand words over three hundred, and thirty odd pages formatted with page numbers together with a contents list of dates and titles.
This document has been called by my rather academic and somewhat sarcastic bride as 'my thesis'.
This 'thesis' documents the formation, evolution and the current state of Victoria Street. I did this, so if something happens to the cloud that contains my blog, I would have something external that recorded my achievements.
After the massive word count, I'm tempted to run down to the nearby Officeworks with a USB stick, so I can get a hard copy printed off and bound for posterity.
This might be something for fellow blog pilots to consider, because hard drives die and formats change, but at the end of the day we all can still read and store text on printed paper, as humanity has done so for eons.
From the multitude blog posts under the wires.
Great idea Glenn about a bound volume of your work. I share your thoughts on text on printed paper, it may be considered old fashioned but there is nothing like something you can hold in your hands, especially that which embodies all your hard work. Go for it! Best wishes from Barry.ReplyDelete
That's a great idea and I'm inspired to do the same. Would you consider doing a post on how you did it?ReplyDelete
I systematically went through every post singularly, copy and pasted into Word. I also resized photos in an effort tidy up page breaks and standardised font through out the whole document. It was worth the effort.Delete
Thanks for letting me know!Delete