Monday, June 13, 2011

Contact Card

Sorry for the double post today but I've been putting this off for too long already.  It's kind of a big deal to have a business card in Japan.  I can't tell you how many times I've been asked for one and don't have one to hand out.  Since I don't have a true profession here, I've been having a hard time trying to decide what to put on the card so that it doesn't look lame with just my name, email and phone number.  This is what I came up with today.  What do you think?  Is it corny?  I totally just used my little "about me" from my twitter account.


Do you have a personal business card?  What is on it?  I'm completely open to any suggestions you may have!  I keep debating on whether or not to put my blog URL on it.  I'm not sure I want EVERYONE to have that.  I think I'll just write it on the back if I want someone to have it.

HELP!  Tell me what you think!

6 comments:

JG said...

I've been wanting to get some "contact cards" (I feel weird calling them business cards, since like you say, I don't have a marketable profession here right now - the photog work has been put on hold indefinitely) just because I'm still constantly meeting new people and getting new contacts, and I get tired of rummaging for spare scraps of paper in my purse. I plan on putting my name, phone, and email, and also my facebook and twitter. Still not sure about the blog myself, either.

♥ Elizabeth said...

Mine has my name up at the top, centered, and underneath that it says "Navy Housewife and Volunteer" in a cheeky kind of in your face "yeah, I said it" kind of way. Then it says to have your people call my people and we'll do lunch with my contact info.

I put my twitter handle, e-mail, phone, facebook url and address. I'm wishing I didn't put an address since I know we'll move before I use them all. I did not putmy blog as I don't want everyone and their brother heading on over. If they tweet with me they'll get linked over to it if they want.

Chantal said...

How cool! I kind of want to get my own contact card, especially now that I'm really working on my writing career. Where are you getting yours from?

Errign said...

I have no advice, because I don't have a business card. I think it looks pretty good :)

Katrina said...

They're a big thing here in Vietnam as well. They call them name cards, which removes the emphasis from business, which is good...

I designed mine but I haven't got them printed yet. Just very simple name and contact details on the front with photo of me that has has a sketch filter applied in black and white to one side on the back.

RejoicingRebecca said...

You should totally put your website on it. Never know where it may take you! :)