I've been mulling around the idea of writing a book for most of my life. When I was a kid used to staple together stories about my cat. One time in college I wrote about 11 pages of a romance novel.
The other day I came to the realization that with four blogs worth of content over the course of four or so years, I have already written the equivalent of a book. I started thinking about some of what I think are my best posts. What if I looked at these posts as a series of essays? What if I took these essays and edited them into a coherent package?
Between the tools available from Amazon, and Smashwords I could format an ebook and upload it for sale at most of the major ebook markets. I also found a website that has TONS of wonderful information about self publishing an ebook - selfpublishingadventure.com
I don't expect that I will make thousands of dollars publishing my own non fiction advice book, but I know that the experience will be a positive one for me. As well, being a published author will be a great tool in my toolbelt professionally both as a blogger and in the business world where I hae another life that involves technical writing and project management.