My next project is to re-read my 3 years of blogs, and decide whether they would fit well into a book format. I have read through about a third of them so far, and am surprised at how happy I would be with drawing them together into a book.
Blogs are for a quick glance and an even quicker read-through. They are more in the nature of offering readers a snack, a bite of information, rather than the sustaining meal of a book. At least this is how I see them. Since I feel what I have read so far merits as much time spent on it as readers of my books must have done, I think assembling them as a book will not only be enjoyable for me, but worthwhile, I hope, for my readers. I always feel it is much easier on the eye to page through a book than to scroll down a computer screen, but then, as you know, I am not a great fan of Kindle and other e-books, however practical they may be.
The only other book of blogs I have read is that by Mary Beard, called It’s a don’s life. She has written some interesting things about the advantage of a blog in the shape of a book which have encouraged me in this particular venture. I will make a final decision when I have read all my blog posts.