Short, concise description of the idea
Having the option to purchase, through LJ, a hard copy of one's journal.
Full description of the idea
Alright -- I'm one of those freaks who has had an LJ for years. Yes, years. I love it. I can't begin to imagine my life without it, and I'm not just refering to my ability to write in it.
If my journal was to someday dissapear or be lost in the infinate depths of cyber space, a significant chunk of my life would dissapear as well. I think it would be amazing and wonderful if LJ offered a service (which might cost a bit, but that would be understandable) so that a person could own a hard copy of their journal. We're talking paper. Maybe even on a disk (?). Because let's face it, printing this out at home can be a major MAJOR hassle.
- 1. LJ makes some dough.
- 2. We, the LJ addicts, get to keep our internet-published life forever.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
- 1. Cost to LJ (maybe this could be balanced out, though).
- 2. Extra work for LJ staff; possibly need to hire people specifically to deal with this.
An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
- I think the implementation part is pretty self-explanetory; you'll need paper and a printer, plus somebody with a lot of free time.
- Orders could be taken from the LJ gift shop and the hard copy could be sent via snail mail.