During the Malaysia Bloggers Buff 2007, I noticed there were many bloggers exchanging their business cards. Besides that you should be interested in knowing more about responsible blogging – forum conducted during the event. Of course, the businesses in the cards were of their full-time job.
However, has it ever occurred to you what if a full-time blogger gave out a business card with just his blog name, blog description, his name and the blog address? This was just a wild idea I was thinking about while I saw many bloggers sharing their business cards.
I personally think it doesn’t mater if you’re a personal or business type of blogger. A business card is a very easy and simple way of marketing yourself. By distributing your blog business cards, other bloggers might say “he/she’s the one giving out business cards”. Other than that, I think by handing a stranger a business card it makes your greeting more formal and professional.
- So should bloggers have business cards?
- Would you carry a stack of different business cards besides your full-time job?
- Do already have a business card with your blog address?
- Do you need a blog business card design? (Just so you know I’m a designer. :p)
I think bloggers who take their blogging seriously and blog from a professional point of view should carry business cards specifically for their blog. Reason is if you want to create the awareness and generate the readership, then this is one of the easiest marketing tool you can use.
From the top of my head, I would advice bloggers who write about:
- ..and the list goes on.
As I said earlier, business cards can help generate traffic to your website or blog. People would visit your website to get more facts about you and what you do. And since it’s a blog, they’ll definetely be able to tell the type of person you may be. After all, a blog is a personal space for anyone to share their passion.
If you’re reading this, might I remind you if you did have a business card for your blog you’ll be the most unique one in the crowd. In Malaysia, besides the controversial issues the ones that stand out are the ones who choose to be different.
Lastly, would you create a business card for you blog? (And do you need help?)
[tags]Blog business cards, Blog marketing, Blog traffic, Bloggers Buff 2007[/tags]