Blogger Business Cards

April 1, 2009 / Social Media / 17 Comments

Just printed 200 business cards for my blog. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out! Thanks to Claudia’s recommendation, I printed 200 cards at Tommy Prints for just S$24 – about 17 US dollars – with matte lamination. What a steal!

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Front of the Nanyate?! business card

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Back of the Nanyate?! business card

Why would bloggers need business cards?!

For me, I attend quite a few local social media events not only as a corporate representative, but also as a blogger. However, handing out my corporate card instantly brands me as a corporate representative. So people find it difficult to reconcile between Ivy the blogger and Ivy the corporate communications executive from that telco with the iPhone. And of course, it doesn’t help that my blog’s name is unpronounciable to most. (It’s NAAN-YAH-TAY, people.) So a blogger card is exactly what I need to let people know that I too am a blogger.

As for you? I suggest you read Claudia’s entry on why bloggers should have name cards, ’cause I can’t top that entry. 😛

Get your own Nanyate?! business card!

For those of you who live in Singapore, you can get one at the next social media event or we could just meet up for coffee. For those of you who live in the rest of the world, just e-mail me your mailing address! :)

Dear Readers, do you think bloggers need business cards? Do you think you need business cards? Why or why not?


  • http://amourchaleur.com Dayna

    Those cards look beautiful. The back of the card is very creative. I like how it matches your layout as well.

    I don’t usually attend social media/networking events. I wonder if I will manage to give any out though. :(

    Like I said on Twitter, we should hold a small gathering some time for local bloggers to exchange ideas, chit chat and maybe talk about the little project. How’s that coming by the way? :)

  • http://www.danieltsou.com Daniel

    Nice cards!! Well, it’s a good way to let the people that you meet at events remember the URL of your blog…

  • http://www.danieltsou.com Daniel

    Oh, and we use TommyPrint for our name cards at Tech65 too!! Thanks to Claudia as well… Value for money huh?

  • http://claudia.sg claudia

    Ok… I know I already know how to reach you, but I still want those cards! Very creative indeed!

    And I think I should really get in touch with Tommy Print for referral fees! LOL!

    @Dayna: join us for future events! i’m sure u’ll find lots of bloggers to exchange namecards with! =)

  • http://mistyforest.net Ena

    Your card design is adorable! It never occurred to me before but it’s quite handy for a blogger to have a card when participating to a social media event. As for me, I don’t think I will need one yet 😀 since I have an ambivalent attitude for blogging.

  • http://sigg3.net Sigg3

    Post date: April 1st.
    No more words.

  • http://nanyate.com Ivy

    @Sigg3: Since it’s April 2nd now at my side of the world, I’m gonna spoil the fun and proclaim that it was a real entry.

    No jokes. Really did get ’em printed and would really send one to Norway if you wanted one. LOL!

  • http://www.jermexpress.com JErm

    That’s very smart on the back. Me likes!! 😀

  • http://silvercpu.com/blog Lissy

    those are pretty neat. I’ve been thinking of doing that, but I haven’t gotten around to making a design

  • http://simply-precious.net Simply Precious

    Woah, neat cards!! LOL, I won’t be making any for me, since I like to keep my site/domain on the DL. =P

  • http://nanyate.com Ivy

    @claudia: Definitely! Will pass you one when I see you next time! :)

  • http://amourchaleur.com Dayna

    @claudia: I would love to. But I’m just nervous when meeting a new group of people. Some psychological effects. 😛

  • http://sigg3.net Sigg3

    Alright, alright, send it over.
    Joke’s on me.

  • http://riyuu.org Mimi

    I love those blogger business cards :) It’s creative how you managed to get your domain name, email, and twitter username out there with just like that.

  • http://jaejones.aigoo-chamna.net/ JJ

    I’ve thought about getting business cards for my blog (more like “Hi, I’m a creative person” business than for my blog per se) although I’m rarely at social media gatherings. I’m also slowly in the process of trying turning my current blog into a slightly more “professional” one–that is, with a .com domain. But I love your business cards!

  • http://www.teddy-o-ted.com teddY

    Nice business card you’ve designed, Ivy! I like it that you made sure that it’s in sync with your current blog layout and feel, plus, I love the clever Twitter and Blog URL address integrated in one. Sweet!

    Although not necessary, it’s nice that a blogger has a business card to promote him/herself. People like me are really bad at remembering URLs, not to mention Twitter IDs and etc. I would have to bring a notepad along if I go for such gatherings, heheh!

  • http://businesscarddesignideas.com Jade

    I like your logo. It’s nice it looks very oriental. I like the colors used in it too :)