I signed up for Scribd maybe 3 years ago. I used it for a few different things – that all could be done elsewhere and better.
Perhaps I’m late to the game with this epiphany but I am so excited that I found something useful that can provide value to me and to my online community.
So – here’s the deal. I have a WP.com blog. It provides the ability for your readers to print blog posts or pages on demand
The challenge, to me, is always that the printed version looks a lot like a screen shot. Not exactly, because it does strip out the sidebars and the blog header and just gives you the article but… once printed, the only way the document relates back to you, is through a footer which has the long url linking to the post.
Sooooo… By taking the post after it’s written, cutting/pasting the text into MS Word, then saving it as a PDF you can upload it into a Scribd account. If you create (the first time) a Word Template, all of your docs will have the same look and feel.
That all takes about 5 minutes adding on to your blog post time.
Then add a link to the bottom of each post which connects to the url for the PDF in Scribd.
I’ve only just started to do this but click on the link below to see how it works.