Tuesday, September 20, 2011

[TOP 10 TUESDAY] Business Card Inspiration for the Fashion & Lifestyle Blogger

This week, my web design homework has me contemplating design. Not just online but design when it comes to branding and making sure your message come across all mediums. The most important, I believe, is the business card. Apart from you, it's usually the first impression people get of your business.

About a month ago, I finally printed some cards that matched my new branding. I'm more than a blogger now, I'm also do web design, graphics and, occasionally, some marketing consulting. A few business card how-to's all agreed, though, that your business cards should always have the logo that appears on your blog - even if it's your blog name in a certain font. Consistency is key so make sure the color scheme also lines up.

As I looked online for inspiration, I was surprised that there weren't that many examples of original lifestyle blogger cards. I found a lot - especially among fashion bloggers - using the mini-cards from MOO printing.

I liked how the cards below addressed certain issues like "What do you do when your run more than one blog?" and "Can you fit blog, social media and contact info on one side?" Also, some people have started to write mini-"Who I Am"-paragraphs which I learned was a big no-no. But with online authenticity and emerging media, business cards aren't what they use to be - check out the ones with the QR code. And what if your blog isn't really a a business? Keep it simple on both sides.

Click cards pics to enlarge and flip through them.
Fashion Business Cards, Blogger Business Cards, Business Card Style Fashion Business Cards, Blogger Business Cards, Business Card Style
1: Le Fashion 2: Marquis of Fashion
Fashion Business Cards, Blogger Business Cards, Business Card Style Fashion Business Cards, Blogger Business Cards, Business Card Style
3: Style Blog 4: Life Give Me Fashion
Fashion Business Cards, Blogger Business Cards, Business Card Style Fashion Business Cards, Blogger Business Cards, Business Card Style
5: DavaoFoodie 6: Definatalie
Fashion Business Cards, Blogger Business Cards, Business Card Style Fashion Business Cards, Blogger Business Cards, Business Card Style
7: Nanyate.com 8: Business Card Project
Fashion Business Cards, Blogger Business Cards, Business Card Style Fashion Business Cards, Blogger Business Cards, Business Card Style
9: Pop Culture Junkie 10: My Fashion Juice

FYI: Atlanta Style Bloggers has a really great article on blogger business cards, complete with diagram.

4 comments:

George | Business Cards said...

I'm impressed that you also do some graphic and web designing. I hope I can also learn that because I know, it will be a big help for my blogging. Oh! by the way these designs are inspiring. Thanks for sharing it.

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