But recently, I found myself in need of some new business cards for my upcoming trip to BlissDom (I apologize for the excessive BlissDom posts, but it's getting so close so naturally it's on my mind!). In trying to come up with something clever for my business cards, besides the basic info, I realized that I simply just needed to match my cards to my blog, but also add some things in there that I felt really synced well with my personality.
Depending on what type of business card you're designing, the information and layout may vary a little. But for a personal blog business card, here are the basic pieces of info you should include:
◌ Blog title
◌ Blog URL
◌ A quick blurb about yourself/your blog
◌ Any social media links (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram...etc)
◌ A photo of yourself
In my opinion, the photo is crucial! When you go to a conference with hundreds, or thousands of people... you will more than likely end up with stacks & stacks of cards. When I'm going through the cards I've collected, and I just see a blog name and URL, it's unlikely I will remember who gave it to me. It's much easier to recognize a face, than a name. Make sure you put your picture on there! Preferably your blogs "welcome" image.
If at all possible, I'd suggest trying to match your card design, to your blog.
I stuck with mostly the same colors and fonts found on my blog, and I incorporated some of the same design elements. Then added a few more decorative elements like the blue ribbon and the round picture with the dotted frame. And last minute, I decided to add some some grey horizontal strips because it matches the background that I use on my photography website. And since my personal blog and my business blog are both such a huge part of me, I figured that it made sense. That, and the fact that I've just got a grey stripey kind of personality.
So after all that, this is what I came up with: