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Oh hello, June, where did you come from?  Seriously how is it June already? I'm going to try and make the most of summer this year - despite everything else being rubbish. I'm going to enjoy myself and have fun in the sun. Sound like a good plan, doesn't it? ⠀
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Oh hello, June, where did...

I must admit that I did get bored with balcony/mirror outfit pictures and wanted a more nature/organic photos backdrop. Well now summer is right around the corner, and the sun is indeed shining, and with news that lockdown resections are now easing, I now thought it was the perfect opportunity to go out into the wood and show you this floral Zara dress.⠀
I brought this dress at the very beginning of this year and was keen to show you guys this as I think it a lovely summer dress to wear, plus, I also thought it would go nicely with my red hat.⠀
For someone who has been cooped up, I must admit that it was nice to go into my local woodland and to walk around for an afternoon. I think it was also lovely for Richard, my husband, to pick up his camera again and to take some photos. The whole pandemic has put a pause on his professional photographer profession, and he hasn’t needed to use his camera much.⠀
It was lovely to put on a dress and to make myself look a little presentable. It got me out of my loungewear for an afternoon. The experience made me feel a little more like myself, and it put me in a good mood. As much as I like comfy loungewear, I’m still someone who wants to dress up.⠀
I’m hoping I can go out more this summer, of course still observing the social distancing rule, and doing more outdoor outfit photos. I’m also hoping this summer to wear more of my summer outfit and to feel more like myself.⠀
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I must admit that I...

Usually, when I do an outfit post or picture, I like to dress up and show you some pretty dress. But this time I thought I would show you a few of my casual wear and what I wear on a day to day basis. I must admit, as much as I love to dress up, I wouldn't exactly go to Tesco in them. So on a day to day basis, I'm usually in jeans and a top. ⠀
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Usually, when I do an...

If I were to describe my style, it would be summed up in two words: quirky and fun. I'm sure you realise by now I don't like boring black fashion – I do fun, bright, colourful style. Case in point is this Collectif watermelon dress. You can't get more quirky and fun fashion than this, can you?⠀
I like my clothes to reflect a lot of my personality, eternally youthful while also quirky and fun. Yup, that pretty much summed up me. The saying, you are who you are by the clothes you wear, really does hold up with me.⠀
I'm still that little girl who had a dressing up box as a child and would play dress-up; now I just have a wardrobe filled with more clothes than I could ever need as my dressing up box. I still like to have fun with my clothes, and I haven't lost that childhood wonder about clothes. And I don't think I ever will.⠀
Overall, what I'm saying is that this Collectif watermelon dress reflects who I am as a person and also my style. I also believe it represents how fashion shouldn't be all serious; it should be fun and should put a smile on a person's face.⠀
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If I were to describe...

* Stare at the computer screen completely blank, not sure what write*. Pretty summed up my week really - a blank space. Yup got writer block. ⠀
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The Benefits of Having a Business Cards for Your Blog

It seems silly to have a printed business cards for your blog when everything is all digital. Here is why I’m explaining the benefits of having business cards for your blog.

As I’m writing this, I just came back from a two days’ conference and I was handing out my business cards like confetti.

But why would I hand out my business cards people when you can do everything through email? Well call me old-fashioned but I still believe in one to one real people interaction and meeting people, rather than hiding behind a screen or a keyboard.

I’m quite lucky in the sense that I live in London and I have easy access to visit various conferences and trade shows. And because of my luck, I can meet people directly and introduce myself.

I also believe meeting people directly prove that you are who you are. If that makes sense? You’re not a Miranda Sing character for example. You are who you say you are on your blog. And if you want to work with people or brands, I believe that to be an important factor.

I can’t help but feel that hiding behind a keyboard there only so much you can do, sure you can have skype, emails and phones conversation. But there no real human element to it.

That is why I go to various trade shows and conferences, so you can meet people directly and have a real human conversation.

I completely understand if meeting people is the scariest thing in the world, but there one thing I learnt since going self-employed – there only so much you can do by yourself. You do need to put your scare factor in a box and put it on the shelves and get yourself out there. I’m a shy person, like a socially awkward quiet person; but I have learnt that you need to push that aside and get yourself out there. I know it easier said than done, however, I have found when I had met with people that the person who you are talking too do have the knack to make you feel at ease. Most meeting I have gone too will offer you a drink or a sweet, mostly just to break the ice between you both.

While I was at the conference, I was interacting with people and generally having a friendly chat. I feel having these chat with people we were able to exchange details with each other and talks how we can help each other out.

Which bring me to the overall point on the benefits of having business cards for your blog. The chance to meet people directly and to introduce yourself to certain brands or industry.

That all well and good Anna, living in London and meeting people at conferences, but what if we live in the middle of nowhere? I hear you asking me.

Well personally, there no harm in emailing your blog business cards and media pack to people. For example, Richard did this a few years ago where he sent out his photos portfolio to various photography companies. Through that, he now works for those various photography companies. At that time, we did live in the middle of nowhere, next door to a farm.

I have found people want a physical card to hold and to carry around with them. I have also found that card had gotten me from A to B to D without me doing anything extra. Say for example you met Cindy from marketing at conferences, then Cindy could very well hand over your card to Lucy the chief head of marketing and put you in touch with Jane from a different company.

Your blog business cards help you spread and help to branch out your exposure. Never underestimate the power of words of mouth.

So I hope to have shown you the benefits of having business cards for your blog. I have never been to conferences or even a blogger event where someone will ask for your business cards.

What to put on your blog business cards?

It entirely up to you. But I will say it important to put your contact details down. As otherwise how are people going to contact you? If you are feeling brave, put your mobile number down. If you are showcasing your blog, this doesn’t really need to be said – but do also include your blog URL.

This is optional but I find more people asking for Twitter and Instagram handles, so it might be an idea to include those as well.

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Now I have to ask, are you going to get business cards for your blog?

23 Comments
  • Mattie Lacey-Davidson
    November 8, 2017

    Hey which trade shows do you go to? I went to my first this week (WTM), but would love to find more.

  • Syntich
    November 8, 2017

    I never thought of having a business card for my blog, but now am considering it. Where can you get information on events?

  • Anna Nuttall
    November 8, 2017

    I just sent you an email. xx

  • Anna Nuttall
    November 8, 2017

    Just by Googling and looking up various conferences places like Olympia, excel and NEC.

  • Karen Johnston
    November 8, 2017

    I’m hoping I can get to the point on my blog where I can go to conferences and meet other bloggers. It’s a great idea to have that business card in hand at all times though! You just never know!

  • Adel
    November 8, 2017

    You raise some valid points here. Interesting, I never thought of business cards. Thanks for the advise.

  • Nicole | Glamorously You
    November 8, 2017

    I recently got business cards for my blog and I can’t agree with you more! I can’t believe how often I have handed them out. And a few times, I have had people ask me for a handful so they can give them out to others on their own!

  • Sarah Howe
    November 8, 2017

    I’ve used them for a couple of conferences but not been to that many. I think they are really useful and so agree the personal touch makes such a difference. Thanks for linking with #bloggersbest x

  • Christine
    November 8, 2017

    This is timely. I just ordered business cards for my blog a couple of weeks ago. I included my website, as well as my FB, Twitter and Instagram info. As I’m out and about, people ask about my blog, and it’s easier to hand them a card so they can remember the site. I also got rubber wristbands and give those out at as freebies if I’m at events, concerts (I cover a lot of live music), etc. People love to get something free, and it gets your website in front of them.

  • Nisi
    November 8, 2017

    Thanks for the read. I never even considered this idea before and I can see, now that I am thinking about, what a great idea it is. I AM one of those people that live in the digital age but love to get and keep others’ business cards… why not my own!

  • jeremy - thirstydaddy
    November 8, 2017

    this has been on my to-do list for a while. Its a long list

  • Michelle
    November 8, 2017

    Hi Anna. Well done – I love this idea 🙂 This is something that we always used to have and to be honest not something I have thought of at all for my blog. Going to hop online and order a few uickly. Thank You

  • ShootingStarsMag
    November 8, 2017

    I’ve been to a few conferences in the past, which is why I have business cards. I really do need to update them. I don’t have the opportunity to hand them out as much, but maybe if I got some newer, more exciting ones? I think I should work on that!

    -Lauren

    #bloggersbest

  • Toni | Dr Toni DDS
    November 8, 2017

    I totally agree with you. I have business cards for my blog (that I haven’t used in a long time). Thanks for reminding me that it is time to bring those business cards out and start talking to people.

  • Lavonnia AllisonBurres
    November 8, 2017

    I’d been thinking about doing this for quite some time now. I didn’t know if I should. Thank you, Anna! I’m glad someone gave me a reason to go ahead with the idea!

  • A-
    November 9, 2017

    I’ve been toying with the idea of creating business cards for my blog and now I think I might go ahead and get some made! Do you have any particular conferences that you recommend? Thanks!

    A- simplylovely90.com

  • Anna Nuttall
    November 9, 2017

    Look at Olympia London website to see anything coming up.

  • the fashion matters
    November 9, 2017

    I have a businsess card too but honestly i dont often use them 🙁

    Hadas | The Fashion Matters- Luxury travel and fashion blog

  • Stephanie Lane
    November 9, 2017

    When we go to fairs or craft shows and I take a picture of a booth or artist, I like to give them my card and let them know to check out my web-site that they might be featured in my post. Hopefully they will add your post, with them in it, to their web-site and that means more exposure for you.

  • Mum in Brum
    November 14, 2017

    I do have some printed which I used for Britmums Live last year, but I have to say I haven’t used them much since. They are a must for conferences and events though #bloggersbest

  • Shauna
    November 30, 2017

    Yes I carry business cards to promote my Blog and Childrens Youtube Channel. I’ve passed out over 1k this year to families and children.
    My business card helped me secure a small contract at the library sharing Spanish literature with children. I passed my card to a librarian…she watched my Youtube Storytime series for Children..emailed me and I got 5 Session paid opportunity. Yes, I am old fashion we still have to make things happen and we need to engaged with people online/in person to achieve. Great post Anna 😊

  • Sara
    May 6, 2018

    agreed. I have my own business cards specially because my blog is my business.

  • Karen - Kupon Girl
    September 1, 2018

    I love the idea of having business cards! You never know who you are going to meet up with! Also, it’s great to pin your business cards at the banks (peg boards), grocery stores, include the cards in your bill payments, going to drive-thru bank give one or two cards to the bank teller. I haven’t been to any conferences as of yet

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