I remember reading Danny’s article “Should Bloggers have Business Cards?” about half a year ago.
It was an interesting thought but at that time, goldfries.com was barely 2 months old. In fact, I never thought that less than 6 months down the road that I would have a business card for goldfries.com!
Without A Business Card
When I met up with my first potential sponsor, it felt so awkward that I’m giving my company business card instead of my blog business card. So it’s like, what am I promoting? My business? No, I wasn’t. In fact, it does indirectly promote my business entity a little but then it adds to the confusion. Who will they be sponsoring? 😳
First Impression Counts!
Impression is important, everyone knows that. Unfortunately, after meeting up with so many potential sponsors I’m still giving my company business card. Sure, the blog could stand on it’s own but the owner looks pretty pathetic. 😳
It felt so odd to have to write my GOLDFRIES on my company business card, it also makes my nice company business card ugly (*I have ugly hand-writing* )
It felt awkward when people gave me a confused expression when they see the business card being, a card that’s totally different from the blog. ❓
And if you think about it, if someone was to rummage through their stacks of business cards for goldfries – they’ll probably miss it.
Things Begin To Make Sense
Finally I decide to get my business card printed. If I’m meeting more sponsors in 2008, I might as well make myself look better! Right? 🙂
So now, here am I – Brian with a stack of goldfries.com business card! 😀
Yup! I’m now officially a Blogger with Business Card
What Do I Think?
I don’t think bloggers need to have a business card unless their blog placed them in a situation where having a business card would leave a better impression.
If you think your blogging endeavours require a business card, then by all means – go ahead! It doesn’t cost much but when the time comes, it’ll add to all your first impressions.