Now I love my design, but would I pass this out at conferences? Perhaps because I'm odd like that but more likely I'd get a new set made. Next time it will be less panache and more business-like (zzzzzzzzzzzzzz).
What to include on your shiny new writer-type business card:
- Name (don't laugh, you'd be surprised how many want to slip in a pen name like "Stephen King." I tried that once, they told me I was too chesty for King but called me Stevie the rest of the night)
- Business name if applicable
- Address/phone (thoughts on this?)
- Do you label yourself as a "writer" or "blogger" or just as "awesome"? Any label at all?
- Leave plenty of white space for contacts to write notes on
- Speaking of which, while black can be a great way to have your card stand out from the rest, it's a RY@*($@ to write on
- Use a good quality cardstock. I know it's tempting to pull the tabbies off cheap cards from Staples - the ones that actually make it through your printer in one piece - but resist and support your locally-owned print shop (good karma, people)
- Okay, okay. Axe the giant clip art even though it's pretty. Fine. Whatever. Let's consider this my "learner" card ;)
- Please, by all that is good and kind in this world, do not include a headshot of yourself. Aside from creepy, it makes me think you're selling someone's fixer upper. Nooooooooo