First impressions are vital, especially in the personality-led world of online content creators, so I feel it's important to be on point with everything from my outfit to my business cards. Yes, even in the digital industry business cards are still a great way for clients to remember you after that initial meet and greet.
I've been blogging for almost a decade now and seen massive changes even in that relatively short time. Back in the "mummy blogger" heyday it was fine to rock up to events and meetings fresh from the school run and proffer a "one size fits all" card made in one of those machines at the shopping centre.
My website has evolved with time as I have developed from "that woman with 7 kids" back to the confident writer I was before I had them. Don't get me wrong, I adore my children but it's easy to lose yourself in the everyday grind of parenting. Now I spend my days doing what I love, alongside being Mum. Some days I do amazing things, meet amazing people, mingle with celebs and eat fabulous food. And other days I write SEO stuff in my PJs - it's all good!
For years I've had the same printed business cards hitting the 'reorder" button when necessary and while they've been well received it was definitely time for a change.
My old cards featured birds. There is no apparent reason for this apart from the fact I liked the image on the website when I was creating the cards with no inspiration or assistance and I thought they were apt as I'm a bit of a mad old bird.
Now however I feel my inner fabulousness is emerging as I stride into my 50's and although I'm going grey there's nothing graceful about me. I wanted something to reflect my love of all things dramatic, rainbows and shiny things.
With the help of the amazing talented designers at Aura Print I think I have managed just that! (GIFTED)
Let me tell you a bit about Aura Print.