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Business Cards and Twitter

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you can probably tell that I go to a lot of conferences and events. I love getting out and meeting new people, strengthening business contacts, and bonding with friends. Suffice it to say, I go through a lot of business cards. If we’ve ever met in person, I’ve probably given you one — it’s got the Pleasure and Pain logo on the back. I use Moo.com, known for its tiny card size and British humor (love their site copy), and buy them in packs of 100.

This past Saturday I spent the day at BarCamp Philly (will post on its AMAZINGNESS in just a bit) and handed out my last card. I just put in a new order, but it won’t arrive ’til late November. Knowing that I’m sure to hit up a bunch of shindigs in the next couple weeks, I got nervous — how will I make sure that people remember me without a business card to hand out?

Naturally, I reached out to my Twitter network with just one tweet:

Up until recently, whenever I would ask a question to the Twitterverse, I’d get four or five responses. But once I hit more than 1,000 followers 19 days ago, something tipped. Now whenever I ask something, I get a tremendous response. It floors me.

Within an hour of posting my business card question, I had 29 responses. TWENTY-NINE?! That’s A LOT of responses, people. I just can’t get over it!

I wanted to give everyone the benefit of seeing these great ideas if you’ve been wondering about business cards yourself. Take a look at these awesome and wacky responses, and feel free to add your own in the comments.

I don’t know how I got so lucky, but I’m not complaining — this is incredible! Twitter has always been a wonderful resource for me, but having this amazing, giving, diverse, brilliant network of people — and this many of them — has honestly made life a whole lot easier. My only hope is that I can give something back to each and every person who gives me so much.

A HUGE thanks to everyone who wrote back [in order of appearance]: @megfowler, @lwcavallucci, @cind, @bnunnally, @mknell, @kmaverick, @KrisColvin, @theguigirl, @klenert, @moon, @CathyWebSavvyPR, @thespottedduck, @bpapa, @BryanfromBoston, @davidbadash, @cristoslc, @CPeterC, @tdeletto, @adamconnor, @melisherman, @jhampton, @adamcohen, @ewiesen, @embereye, and @akeem.

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