I am attending two blogger conferences over the next few months and so I realised the time had come to get some blog business cards made (sounds serious, I know!) I've had a few business cards made over the years and I've always tended to buy them from moo.com. This time I decided to take a gamble and try somewhere cheaper and see if their product was as good, so I went with Vistaprint and paid extra for a "premium matte" upgrade and the double sided option. With an offer they were doing at the time, they worked out at less than 2/3rds of the price of Moo and I have to say the finished product is every bit as good (though also every bit as slow on the delivery!)
I did the design myself and when they arrived I played around with rounding the corners on a few with a punch. I might do the rest, I might not...
During my research I picked up a few bits of info about designing blog business cards which is worth sharing if you're considering doing your own...
(1) Include a photo of yourself so that the person you give the card to can relate the blog address to the face of the person they spoke with. The picture I used is also the same image I use on all my social media.
(2) Include your social media information, but not all of it. Twitter is a must I think, beyond that pick a couple of others that you are most active on, but don't overwhelm people or overwhelm the design of the card.
(3) Don't include your postal address, anyone who needs it can call or email you.
(4) Include a line describing your blog niche. Fashion, beauty, craft, parenting, whatever you do spell it out and help brands (and other bloggers) know where you fit.
(5) Stick with "normal" size cards. Most people have a business card holder to store their blogger cards in, anything bigger than normal or too quirky risks getting lost
(6) QR Codes - Yes I forgot to include mine, it wasn't intentional! You can get yours here for free.
(7) Don't scrimp. Hand out cards that make people excited to see your blog content, not something limp and home-printed.
(8) If you're outside of south-east England, include your location, or else chances are that's where everyone will just assume you are. (I know it's not right, but it's the way the world works)