Techie Tuesday: Blog Marketing & A Giveaway
*The MOO business card giveaway is over. Thanks to everyone who entered! The winner is #13 (gasp!), Care!! Congrats.*
I’m dipping my toes into something new today–a weekly feature called Techie Tuesdays. The idea is for me to share a bit of techie knowledge in layman’s terms. Essentially, I’ll share helpful websites or will distill technological information into user-friendly terms that you can apply directly to your blog (and daily life). I gave it a go a few months back it was relatively successful, so I’m going to try it for a month and see how it goes. Your feedback (including topic suggestion) is welcome and appreciated.
During last year’s BEA, I remember reading about a few book bloggers who had business cards printed for the occasion. They distributed their cards to publishers and other bloggers, an effective and professional marketing strategy.
Then I started to fret, as I so often do. Questions popped into my mind:
- What if I don’t want to order 500 or 1,000 business cards?
- What if I don’t like traditional (read: boring) layouts?
- I love variety! Could I stomach 500 of the same business cards?
- In this economy, who wants to spend a ton of money business cards?
I scoured the web in search of a printing company with reasonable prices, ease of use, and design flexibility. I kept returning to MOO, an English company that just opened production in Providence, RI. MOO has a terrific website–colorful, simple to use, and above all, it’s FUN! I spent an easy hour designing business cards, postcards, holiday cards, and mini-cards.
My favorite thing about MOO? For $21.99 you can order 50 business cards, each with a DIFFERENT design! That’s right, 50 unique cards. Say farewell to staid designs. Bid adieu to uniformity! Upload photos from Flickr, your computer, or a few other places, add your text, and presto! Individualized and professional-quality cards!
To help celebrate the inaugural Techie Tuesday feature, I’m happy to announce that one lucky commenter will win one FREE set (50) of business cards or mini-cards (100) of their own design and choosing! Simply leave a comment with the name of your favorite dairy product or recipe (MOO!), and you’ll be entered! Winner (US or Canada only, sorry!) will be chosen at random and the entry deadline is Friday, 11/20 at 9pm EST. For the record, I’m a fan of macaroni and cheese, myself!
*I did not receive payment or free product to endorse MOO; I just LOVE their stuff.