These are my new blog business cards - they're the minicard from Moo! But are business cards for blogs really necessary? I have regular sized business cards printed for my photography studio and I hand these out and use/need them regularly. Blogging is not my full-time occupation but it is a very important part of my life and what I do. If you're starting to attend blogging events or social gatherings with other bloggers you might find yourself wishing you had something to leave behind.
I've ordered business cards for my blogging adventures before and I still have a large stack leftover from when This Fashion is Mine used to be a .blogspot address! It's very likely that 100 business cards dedicated to your blog are going to last you quite a while. I tend to give mine out to other bloggers I meet, people who are interested in blogging or companies and brands that need my contact information.
It's great to have some unique cards with you, you never know when you might need them. I opted for these mini versions which are ideal to slip into parcels or letters, hand out to those who want your details and act as an little introduction to your blog.
WHAT TO INCLUDE ON YOUR BLOG BUSINESS CARDS
- Your blog name.
- The URL address at which everyone will find your blog. This should be the same as your blog name.
- Your own personal name. Unless you blog under an alias you should include your full name so people know who they are speaking to and can address letters or emails to you in the right way.
- Short description of what your blog is about. I've used three words Lifestyle | Fashion | DIY
- A photograph or graphic. This can just be a logo, a photograph of yourself, or a photograph that sums up your blog. (i.e. a fancy cupcake if you blog about baking.)
- Contact information. I don't give out my personal phone number unless I know the person, but I always include my business email address and sometimes Twitter handle so people can contact me.
- A description of who you are. Again I've kept mine short and sweet with Blogger | Photographer
- A familiar colour scheme, logo or graphic. Something that will identify your blog and your cards should always suit your blog colours/text font. If your blog appearance is something you change regularly then go for a neutral or simple business card design.
Using Moo.com you can start with one of their templates or you can upload a completed design from your computer. I downloaded a template of these mini cards and created my design on Photoshop. This box of 100 was £12.23. I'm impressed with the speedy delivery but I think the image and text on the cards could have been a little sharper - but overall I'm always pleased with Moo's quality, the texture and weight of the card which means a slightly heavier price tag.
If you're serious about your blogging and ready to tell the world then carrying a few business cards can't hurt. But please don't spend too much money and time on thousands of cards which I guarantee will be out-dated as soon as you have a blog design overhaul or even a change of address! Let me know in the comments if you have ordered business cards before for your blog and do you find them useful or a waste of money?
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