When I pulled the plug on Switched a couple of weeks ago, even though it still existed with Typepad as a password-protected site, I wanted to have a hard copy in case I decided to cancel my Typepad account altogether. So, I explored inexpensive ways to print out the whole thing. After some shallow research, I chose Blog2Print. They will upload and print your blog as a book. The price on that option for my +500 pages would have been about $200. There is a kinder, gentler option, however. For only $6.95, Blog2Print will upload your blog and produce a printable pdf.
The drawbacks to the pdf are that photos are not included (except for a photo on the front and back covers). I think there is a way to print out all comments, but I haven't found it, yet. Anyway, I wound up with 524 pages of blog posts dating from September of 2003. I punched the pages and stuck them in a big three-ring binder. There's even a table of contents. The ream (plus) of paper, plus all that ink ran the price up a little, but still, I think it's a bargain to have this big old chunk of my heart printed out.
Still running in archive drive, I made a cd of the video Longleaf walkabouts from earlier this year (my Flip video experiments) and stuck a copy in a safe spot. While working with the video transfers, I discovered I could put those videos onto my IPod. Who knows? Might come in handy sometime if I get into a discussion with someone about the aesthetic value and general loveliness of pine trees and wildflowers.