One of the MANY changes for me is my business card (name card or calling card). Because I changed addresses and phone numbers, hundreds of my pricey color and glossy cards are now extinct. So these days I'm using a temporary cheapy card as I decide the appearance of my next business card. This is what the front side of my temporary card looks like. The back is blank. (Click on it to see it better.)
Since a new business card is on my mind these days (now and then), that's what I'm blogging about, hoping some of you who read this will have some great suggestions for me and others to use from your own experiences. Also, it's an important topic I don't think we've discussed here yet.
From decades of using cards, I have these random observations:
- Glossy fronts are great, but not glossy backs. They're nearly impossible to write on.
- Books covers make great fronts. They stir up interest and discussion with potential readers.
- Some type fonts and sizes are difficult to read, like my current temporary card above.
- Until now, I've had one card per book (so I could show the covers). But now I want to put all my books on one card. So I'm wondering: what's the best way to do that? Maybe like my temporary card? Or maybe a folded card? Or maybe a bookmark card? If anyone has experiences with the last two, I hope you'll comment.
- So I no longer have to ditch heaps of cards when my contact info changes, I think I'll only include my website and website e-mail address on the card. It's easy to change phone numbers and mailing addresses on websites. Not so on cards. I have before crossed out and written over, but I know that's tacky (although economical)!
Until then, warm summer and rain blessings,
Millie's books are available in paperback and inexpensive Kindle from www.Amazon.com:
- Hungry River: A Yangtze River Novel (Dragon River Trilogy Book One)
- Dragon Wall: A Great Wall Novel (Dragon River Trilogy Book Two)
- Women of the Last Supper: "We Were There Too" (new edition releasing this fall)
- Jade Cross: A Stone Ten Keepers Novel (Dragon River Trilogy Book Three, 2013 or 2014)