Labour Pains, part II

Some time ago I installed the feedfabrik plugin into my blog and created a nice PDF in book format from all my posts. Oh my god, it’s 150 pages long! I’ve set up and deleted at least 5 blogs, in the last 10 years (and a few websites before that), and I really don’t know how I’ve managed to keep it up and running for so long, now. It’s a real pity, because I could have seen myself evolve and read my own words as a complete stranger, with all her little joys and concerns.

But returning to this post. My vanity kinda liked the idea of Vladina on a PDF. And printed would have been better still. But I didn’t want to print what’s already online and available. So I registered to Blurb and wrote a few texts to go along with the photos. “It” arrived yesterday: it’s a small 18×18 booklet printed on awesome paper and contains some images you already know and a few things I couldn’t restrain myself from writing.

It can be previewed, and you can even buy it in various formats, even though it was intended to be hardcover with a dust jacket.

Sono nata in Bulgaria e sono cresciuta in Italia. Mi occupo di traduzioni e revisioni creative, pignole e attente alla qualitร  per importanti clienti internazionali. Vivo in Olanda con il caro D. Lavoro con l’inglese, l’italiano, occasionalmente con il bulgaro.

Comments (8)

  1. Florie

    This is beautiful. I’ll be getting one soon!

  2. Can i have an autographed bookmark, as well? ๐Ÿ™‚

    I can’t wait to lay my hands on my copy.

  3. I am speechless. I hope you like it. It’s a tiny little 24 pages thing ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. goldfishka


  5. Hey! thank you ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. Hey!
    Do you think there will be a sequence to ‘Labour Pains’? and I have one more question concerning the two images in the book, on pages 6-7 and 18-19. Did you crop them yourself or is it blurb? because i know the original version of these two photographs.

  7. Oh, so it was you ๐Ÿ˜€

    I don’t know, actually: I loved doing it, so I may in time give birth to another.

    As to the crop: it’s intentional. P. 6-7 is the closest I could get to the original format, which is quite non standard actually. And I’ve tried many different versions of 18-19 p. pic, but these are the ones I liked most.

    Hope you like it!


  8. Good post, but much too much.

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