Thursday, October 20, 2011

Ready, Set...

Announcing the first annual blog off! Not that it will ever happen again, its just when you put annual on something it makes it sound more official. Not that there is anything official about this.

In fact I dont even really remember how it came about, except perhaps that I might have told Bobby McDaniel that I was a better blogger than he is because I post more often, or have more followers...or something, so to defend his pride, he challenged me to a blog off, duel style. The person with the most followers/page views at the end of the blog off wins. And the prize is nothing more than bragging rights, between the two of us.

I am hopping that this will inspire Bobby to blog more often, and in turn inspire me to blog more often. Kinda like the vicious cycle of NaNoWriMo. See I tried to do NaNoWriMo without him, and I didn't do anywhere near as well as I did with him. When I would check my word count online at the end of the day and see that he was 200 words ahead of me, which was just unacceptable.

That being said, you should go over and check his blog out at Wildly Urban, I also link to it on the side. And if your lurking on here, just go ahead and hit that follow button (just make sure you follow me first). I wont hurt you much, unless of course, you continue to lurk, then no rules apply.

All of this kinda went to my head this morning, when I decided I really need a buisness card with my blog on it. So I can give it to people who might then check it out, or probably not. Like I've mentioned before, all of this self promotion stuff is very new to me. So I spent a good bit of the morning looking at buisness cards at Vistaprint. I finally decided on a style and then Bobby (he is a marketing person so I kinda trust his judgement on this) suggested I put in a quote at the top.

I almost went with a few Luise Carrol quotes I was trying to decide between:

"Why is a raven like a writing desk?"

"Begin at the beginning" the king said gravely, "and go on till you come to the end; then stop."

Or--I am not sure if this is Louis Carrol "If you don't know where your going, there is no wrong way to go"

But then I started thinking about it, and realized it makes much more sense to quote myself on my own card. Since I am trying to market myself as a writer, so the quote I decided on is:

"All the following is true, except for the parts that are lies" Which actually came from my post Flash Fiction Friday.

What about you guys? Anyone have personal buisness cards? What do they look like? What quote would you put on a buisness card if you made one?


  1. Oh, it's on like Donkey Kong!

    Let's do this thing!

  2. I just ordered some business cards recently--but I have no quotes on them. They are really plain and simple, but they get the job done.

  3. Lynda--I was really debating between a simple card and the pretty one I ordered. I went with the pretty one because it kinda looks like the design on the blog. I hope you like the cards you get.

    Lokipro is actually Bobby, I have no idea why I thought he would use his real name. Hi Bobby.