Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Calling Cards--Please Help Me With Wording!

When I went to CenPho Camp last month, it hit me that in my search for a social life I should be marketing myself like a business. So I'm getting calling cards made. I like these. Apparently calling cards are having a resurgence as a handy networking thing for moms.

So here's my wording idea--can I get some feedback?

Kerry H_____
available for friendship and fun


I think the available and the blog are enough of a personal advertisement. I don't need to be describing myself in superlatives.


Genevieve said...

I think some general adjectives instead of the "available for..." would be better. I feel like having contact info on it implies you want to be contacted and you don't want to sound like a personal ad. How about using some of the words from your blogger bio?

Kerry H--
carfree smart-mouthed public servant


Cookbook said...

I love the idea of calling cards!

I second what Genevieve says. The "available for..." seems too personal ad-ish to me.

Anne (in Reno) said...

Thirding Genevieve's suggestion. "Available for" is much too personal ad.

I have a lot of friends who have used Moo or some other service to make mini cards and they are much like the ones you linked to, with just contact info and a cool graphic, they don't even have that much other info on there. I think you might be safe with just the info and no description at all.

But I like Genevieve's idea more.

Kerry said...

Okay, feedback accepted. I did want it to be kind of personal ad-ish to put myself more aggressively out there, but if you think it's not such a good idea I'll revamp.

mamacita said...

You need the Sweet Potato Queen's card: "Lick you all over -- ten cents."