If you’re hopping around at blogger events, thinking of going ‘pro’ or just want to share your blog with the people you meet, business cards are a really easy way to do this, without having to scribble your blog name in liquid eyeliner on a napkin (I’ve actually done this).
I haven’t actually ordered business cards for my blog since I changed to a URL, which was bloody ages ago – but thanks to Klout, I managed to get a set of 50 for free from MOO, the go-to for bloggy business card needs. For those who don’t know what Klout is, it basically ‘rates’ you based off your interactions and influence on social media – across many different platforms.
I sort of wish I’d been more creative with the picture instead of just whacking my mug on it – but I really like the text side! I went to an event recently and actually had a few compliments on them, so I suppose they must be pretty alright really.
Moo ain’t particularly cheap for business cards, with 50 standard ones coming in at £13.19 + delivery. They also do 100 ‘mini’ cards, which are about half the height of the normal ones, for £12.23 – similar money but for double the amount (at half the size). Mine were also ‘green’ business cards, printed on more sustainable stock – it’s an extra £2 (thereabouts) for these.
I definitely think getting business cards is worth it if you want to increase your traffic and make new blogging friends – I’m much more likely to check out a blog if the blogger has a fabulous business card to offer me. Plus, you don’t want to be wasting your eyeliner…