Last month when I wrote about Anthologize which turns WordPress blogs into PDF books or ebooks, Blogger users felt left out. Today I have good news for Blogger users that want to turn the contents of their blogs into ebooks. BlogBooker is a free service that allows you to turn your the contents of your Blogger blog into a PDF. Using BlogBooker is a fairly straight-forward process.
BlogBooker walks you through each step of the process except for the very first step which might sound a little too “techy” for some Blogger users, but it’s actually quite easy. The first step in using BlogBooker is to export the contents of your blog as an XML file. This is actually easy to do in Blogger. Step one is to open the “settings” menu of your Blogger blog. Step two is to select “export blog” under “basic” menu. Step three is to click “download.” Don’t worry, exporting the contents of your blog will not remove any content from your blog. After you’ve completed the export process, jump over to BlogBooker and follow their directions for completing the transition from XML file to PDF.
A quick note about the process on BlogBooker, you might want to consider turning off some the additional BlogBooker such as “ToC” and “Header/Footer” unless you want to save that data.
BlogBooker also works for WordPress and Live Journal.
Applications for Education
BlogBooker could be a good resource at the end of a semester or at the end of a school year for creating a permanent, physical record of your students’ online writing.