Have you ever looked forward to something so exponentially that you get squishy every time you think about it?
But, when you thought about it too deeply, as in the planning and details, you started to feel overwhelmed and the squishy turned to "OH-MY-FUCKING-GAWD-SOMEONE-DO-THIS-FOR-ME-BECAUSE-I'M-TOO-LAZY-AND-I-DON'T-WANNA!"?
This is exactly how I feel right now about ordering business cards and booking my flight for BlogHer'13.
Elaine, who is also a speaker at the event, AND MY ROOMMATE *WOOT*, wrote a great post about what to include on business cards. Yes,y'all, she is MY roommate...I'm going to be sleeping with a blogging Rock Star. Jealous much? No, you aren't jealous, because you know that we'll be too busy partying and that sleeping while conferencing is a myth. (note to self: start saving all loose change for my Lush Fund)
In her post she recommends putting a picture on the card, blog logo, contact info and a brief description of what my blog is about.
Ruh roh, Shaggy...
...how do you condense: "I'm just a girl who rambles on about nothing, creator of stories that leave people pondering the stability of my sanity, who is also slayer of non- existent zombies from an unlikely fictional future apocalypse (although zombies could happen, you don't know...you aren't a scientist) and drawer of stick figures who are often maimed in the process." How does one fit that onto a business card? I might need to have a poster size version made.
Or, I could say, "My blog theme is so secret, even I don't know what it's about."
Whatever I do, I need to do it quickly, since there are only 6 1/2 weeks left before BlogHer'13 - my very first blogging conference evah! I'm finally 100% sure I need to go, despite moments of doubt over spending the money AND my falling off the blogging wagon. Poor Spike and Flattop, they must feel so abandoned.
For now, here is my draft, just a quick and dirty sketch. Yes, my stick self is wearing a corset and skirt, because somehow a nekkid stick figure seems indecent at a conference, ya know? I mean, children could see this.
Thoughts? Ideas? Anyone want to draw this for me FOR REAL??
p.s. This whole working thing is cutting into my loafing time, like...hugely. Oh, and writing time, yeah that.
p.p.s. Whoever draws this stick figure might want to draw one that isn't about to spill her coffee.
p.p.p.s. I'm willing to pay black market prices for a new Mojo, because I seem to have lost mine.
p.p.p.p.s. I think my Mojo vanished right about the same time I stopped putting Bailey's and whipped cream in my coffee.
p.p.p.p.p.s Are nekkid stick figures really inappropriate? I mean, it's not like they have stick bits hanging out...right?Oh, that reminds me of the time my son was in first grade and he and his classmates drew penis' on power rangers. I should blog about that some day.
p.p.p.p.p.p.s. Ignore that last post script, this is just getting weird now.
p.p.p.p.p.p.p.s. I totally never discussed buying plane fare! Sigh...anyone want to buy it for me? I'll be your BFF for, like, evah.
Looking forward to your commentary!!ReplyDelete
I hope my mojo arrives by then! I've asked for express shipping, but apparently all the mojo is on back-order. Fingers crossed!Delete
I have seen people with pretty business cards. The design is important.I hope they understand potential.ReplyDelete
I ma sorry I typed too fast that I did not realize I was already mumbling there. BlogHer is a great opportunity for blogger. Sometimes you do not have to overthink your business card design. Simplicity is creativity. Stealing the idea from Da Vinci, it is the highest for sophistication.Delete
I want to see your business cards. I really wish I had met you at BlogHer. I just found your blog today and I'm already in love with it.ReplyDelete
My business card is actually the header of my blog...yup, Post-It zombies!Delete