Not sure where to post this!
For some years now I have been pondering the possibility of copy/paste the best articles on common topics into a FAQ section.
No surprise I have never 'got around to it'.
I can be sure I won't be 'getting around to it' anytime soon.
I see it as a project for someone younger and with more energy than I have.
I'll copy and paste over some relevant comments so they won't hijack other member's posts.
"Not a book but a comprehensive set of FAQs. I was always going to compile that and never did.
For whatever reason, Ning doesn't support pdfs. If we do get a decent set of FAQs we could turn it into a pdf but then we couldn't leave it on this site for people to download when they want to.
Would need to find a freebie site somewhere to put up the document for downloading. But we need to have our FAQs more complete than they are now.
Perhaps someone younger and with more energy could do the tedium of finding good articles and copy/paste them into a new document for proof reading. Hint hint. I'm way behind with everything and increasing age does nothing to increase my energy." (a reply by me to Sophie's suggestion of BLF publishing a book)
and good info from Sophie about how that might be achieved:
"Hi Elaine, my suggestion would be to use google docs for group editing - it is free to excess (with a gmail account & internet) and can be used on any device (mac, pc, ipad tablet etc) and you can have more than one person editing the doc at the same time. There are some other plaforms available but this one is perhaps the most accessible and (imo) easy to use (I prefer compared to Dropbox which sometimes has syncing issues for big docs that can be very frustrating). We use it at work and it is working quite well. Happy to discuss further but potentially in a new blog/forum as dont want to detract from Dianne's beautiful plantings!
More info eg https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=X8acnIYKJ9g"
Anyone want to take up the challenge?
Nor I. Books are more my scene. Value of a book - or a printable eBook - is ready reference on the shelf and the batteries never go flat. While I've no objection to the world reading our deathless prose, the original idea was for a beginner's ready reference, available through this website and containing mostly posts already made on this site.
I'd like to see us get it together once at least then we can fine tune it and welcome in the world to read what we have written.