BlogWorld Business Card Challenge

Inspired by Financially Consumed’s Twitter 30 Day Challenge and 20’s Finances’ Dollar Challenge, I figure I should join the Challenge party, too. I’ve changed jobs a few times and have boxes of business cards from those different ventures. But since I’m somewhat of a packrat, I hardly gave my cards away. A few client meetings, maybe some free lunch drawings, what’s left? A 99% full box of business cards I’m never going to use again! Is this efficient? Time to think different!

After blogging for over a year now, I thought to myself, “What’s next for Buck Inspire?” I still have my day job and I look at blogging more of a hobby, but I wanted to push myself to another level. After hearing about the amazing experience everyone had at FINCON11, I decided to get myself some business cards and hit BlogWorld LA 2011, since it is in my own backyard. I’m getting the Expo Pass, just to get my feet wet, but it is a step in the right direction nevertheless.

Final Thoughts

The great thing about having a blog is how you can use it to hold yourself accountable. I am challenging myself to get out of my comfort zone, step away from the safety of my laptop, and connect with fellow bloggers and exhibiters in the real world. I also want to break my bad habit of hoarding my own business cards. The main reason for having cards is to network, make connections, and possibly find future partners. Not hand a few out for good measure and let the rest collect dust in a box.

To fully utilize my Expo Pass, can’t forget I am a personal finance blogger, I am shooting to hit as many keynotes, exhibits, and networking events as possible. Ideally I will give all my cards away. I’m not talking about dumping them in the trash or throwing them aimlessly into fishbowls. I want to make as many new connections as possible. Will I succeed? Can I break my old habits and form new, productive ones? Now that it’s out there, I have no choice but to step up to the plate. We’ll soon find out this November 3-5 at BlogWorld LA 2011.

Stay Inspired!

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16 Responses

  1. I am glad to hear that FINCON11 inspired you to work on your blog more. I know you will find good networks on the expo! Good luck!

  2. This looks absolutely awesome. I expect full coverage on your blog Buck. Have a great time and take lots of cards.

  3. Untemplater says:

    Cool, that sounds like a fun event! I’m sure you’ll make lots of great connections. I’m really bad at remembering to hand out my business cards at my day job. And I still need to get blogging biz cards! -Sydney

  4. Aloysa says:

    I am excited for you. I hope there will be another FINCON next year and I am definitely will be there. Make sure to hit all the big events at the BlogWorld. I too expect full coverage with pictures! And get rid off those business cards already! lol

    • Buck Inspire says:

      Im pretty excited too! Will do my best to update when I can. Guess I look at old business cards as keepsakes of the past. Collector items? I have tons of old pencils with my name engraved from elementary school! Yes I have a problem. Haha!

  5. Natzie says:

    I am so happy for you! I think this is really a good idea here…Thanks a lot for the awesome post!!

  6. All the best for your trip to Blog World. Hope you’ll make some good connections there. One good thing IT professional don’t have visiting cards…

    • Buck Inspire says:

      Thanks SB. Made a few already. Looks like the challenge is going well. Two more days to go! Would you make cards for your blog? Something to think about. Pretty nice cards for reasonable prices out there!

  7. Arlee Bird says:

    You did well in handing your card to me. If you went through, the rest of the day like that you should have depleted your stock of cards. I got rid of a lot of mine but I still have a good bit left. Maybe I should go hand them out at the mall or something.

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  8. Perrie says:

    I think that is really awesome! That is a great challenge.. And I am sure that you really had a great time there.. keep posting some more! :))

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