Recently a new acquaintance asked me what I do. I said, “I’m a writer and an administrative professional.” We discussed my writing for a bit and then he asked me if I had a business card.
Sometimes writers think that, just because we don’t have our names on the cover of a book or the byline of a magazine or website column, we can’t take ourselves seriously as writers or even introduce ourselves as writers. That’s a mistake.
Who will take me seriously if I don’t take me seriously?
So, after having to say, “Sorry, I don’t have any,” I vowed to buy a pack of business cards.
You’ve probably seen MOO business card ads. A friend of mine used the company to produce his cards, so I gave MOO a try. The process was painless; I uploaded my photo and logo to their website and used one of their templates.
Yesterday the cards arrived and I am pleased with the result. They’re made with a silky matte laminate finish on a heavyweight paper. One side is just my name, title, and mini logo, while the other is the “Remember me” side that includes my photo, tag line, and contact info.
These cards are also an incentive for me to hurry up and finish my new website, since I listed it on the card. It’s been a slow go with the site due a variety of both technical and personal delays this year. But Afternoon Tea readers will be the first to know when www.darlamcdavid.com is up and running!
What do you do? Whether you’re a writer trying to get her work to the public or you’re a mother proud of her children, a cat rescuer, a movie watcher, a juggler — whatever you do, having a business card (personal card? calling card?) could be a great way to share your world with others. Have fun with them. You don’t have to have something to sell to be a person of busy-ness.
Do you want cards of your own? Order them through MOO and get 10% off with my referral link. http://us.moo.com/share/#n7qkw8, and I’ll get MOOla credit on my account. 😀