After landing in Prescott in 07′ my blogging changed. Everybody knows it. We went from a travel blog documenting a guy getting his life together after a few disasters to an idle sitting blog where the rest of the story continued.
It really wasn’t all the idle. There was rock climbing, exploring, meeting new people, a random jaunt to Colorado for a contract, etc. We won’t speak of the Nebraska leg of that last big journey…..we just won’t.
As most readers know, Gadget’s Airstream Chronicles got trashed by some nasty minded hackers, and they did a number. 48 podcasts toasted, years of blogging down the toilet. And yes, I did back up the database, but that didn’t include all the photos on the site. Well, let me re-phrase. I’ve got the photos. Just not formatted for the blog. Rebuilding the old site is proving to be a long task.
It’s just not on my tip top priority list. I was the top Google search on Airstream blogs for years. But no more. That’s ok. I’ve got a few other things to do. Still, I live in an Airstream full time and blog from an Airstream……
While reading around the web today I came across a post regarding making your own photo book. It reminded me of a program I tried after my arrival in Prescott. Blurb. You can make a book from your blog. I checked my drive and sure enough…..Blurb was on the Mac. And it had a total copy of my old blog from the start of the travels in 06′.
So, in addition to my database backup I’ve got a “hard copy” with my images originally sized for the blog. Blurb rocks! Maybe I’ll make a photo book with them down the road just to kick them a few dollars as a thank you for saving years of my rambling! 🙂