Don’t let the name fool you; this is not a blog based site where everyone is competing for views. Instead, Scrapblog is a very relaxed and easy site to use. Not only does it offer many sharing possibilities for your created scrapbooks (including links for Facebook), it also contains its own community. Here, fellow scrapbookers can comment and show ‘love’ for your work. If your work is good enough, it can be featured on the main page along side many others. As for the community, most people within are extremely friendly and will be complimentary of your work, offering tips and pointers when needed.
However, it is Scrapblog’s user friendly Scrapbook Builder that makes it unique. A tutorial is offered on how to create your first scrapbook, which shows that almost everything can be done by simply clicking and dragging. Rotating pictures, adding colors, inserting text and moving backgrounds can all be done by a click of a mouse. They also offer a wide range of templates to get you on your way, including High School Musical and modernistic backgrounds for the more sophisticated user. The entire builder is web-based, meaning no nasty downloads or imports. This makes this particular builder almost flawless!
Pricing varies depending on how you wish to display your scrapbook. If viewing it in a slideshow format is what you want, then you do not have to pay a dime. This way your work will be available to send to friends and family and, of course, the Scrapblog community will also be able to view it. If, however, you wanted a hard copy then you will have to pay to receive your work. Cards start from $1.49 (including envelopes), books start at $9.99 and calendars begin at $24.99. All these prices include postage and packaging. The calendars do seem a little on the pricey side at $25 a piece, but it’s not everyday that you get to personalize your calendar! The site will also - in the near future - be offering free printouts for their Pro members. Currently, all accounts with this site are free.