Promote your blog with Moo mini cards

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I just wrote a post for the Garden Bloggers Spring Fling suggesting that all attendees have some kind of card to trade at the meet-up. Moo mini cards are my hands-down favorite, but the price is kind of high.

Image of Moo mini cards and their containers

These cards are a great way to promote your blog

Even if you’re not going to the Spring Fling, you need to have a handy way to tell other people–relatives, friends, garden club members, even total strangers–about your blog without getting tongue-tied and without having to scribble the url on a scrap of paper.

Shoot, even if you’re not a blogger, they’re a great way to communicate with photographs, whether it’s your garden or your grandchildren.

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

What differentiates a bulb from a perennial plant is that the nourishment for the flower is stored within the bulb itself.…There is something miraculous about the way that a little grenade of dried up tissue can explode into a complete flower.

~Monty Don in The Complete Gardener pp. 142

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Theresa Loe/GardenFreshLiving February 2, 2009, 9:41 am

Love those cards! Thanks for the reminder.

It is funny what Robin said about people giving you a funny look when you say you blog. I get that too. And what seems very strange to me is that none of my friends read my blog. They think blog reading is too “technical”. HA!

mss @ Zanthan Gardens March 10, 2008, 8:00 pm

As Annie pointed out the tiny writing on the back of my Moo cards is hard to read but I blame this on my choosing green print instead of standard black. The green ink was lighter in life than it looked on the website.

Dee/reddirtramblings.com March 4, 2008, 12:56 pm

Thanks, Kathy, for the reminder about cards. After the GWA Symposium, mine are about gone.

Dee

Kathy Purdy March 1, 2008, 2:15 pm

Susan, when I last bought cards from VistaPrint, the shipping was $5 for me, too, but as best as I can tell, it’s gone up to $7.

susan harris March 1, 2008, 1:59 pm

I use the free cards from vistaprint.com. You just pay for shipping – about 5 bucks. At that price you can have more than one, for different purposes. There’s not a huge choice in templates but I found one I like.

eliz February 28, 2008, 8:52 pm

I like the cards. I have to say that most people do seem to be able to remember gardeningwhileintoxicated.com. But maybe I’ll get the cards anyway; they are v. pretty.

Robin at Bumblebee February 28, 2008, 5:25 pm

I wish I were going to the Spring Fling so I would have an excuse to order these cute little cards. It wasn’t until fairly recently that I actually told people I met that I blog. I would estimate that about half of them look at me as say “What?” They don’t get it at all.

Must be the people I hang out with…

Robin at Bumblebee

Nicole February 27, 2008, 1:10 pm

Thanks for this excellent suggestion. I’ll certainly check them out.

Kathy Purdy February 27, 2008, 12:42 pm

Gosh, Annie, now that you mention it, I do have to hold it at arm’s length to read it . . . I wonder if I had to do that last year, too? Perhaps there’s an option to have less lines but larger type?

Annie in Austin February 27, 2008, 12:29 pm

Although MSS/Zanthan’s minicard looked darned cute to me, Kathy – it was almost impossible to read the tiny writing.
Must be one of those older garden blogger things. Sigh.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Jane February 27, 2008, 10:47 am

I don’t know where he got them, but a friend of mine was handing out little cards like this – he got them done with pictures of his dogs and other personal photos.

Frances February 27, 2008, 8:06 am

Thanks for the head’s up about the cards in time to get moving on it. You are so right about scribbling urls on bits of paper, sure to get lost.

Frances at Faire Garden

Carol, May Dreams Gardens February 26, 2008, 9:35 pm

Great suggestion, Kathy. My “moo cards” should arrive in plenty of time for the spring fling.

Jim February 26, 2008, 8:21 pm

Another source for you (I do much work with this company, they are an internet-based digital printer, but are here in Buffalo and I know them). And the prices are just slightly more “economical” than the Moo cards (100/$15.95) – and you can order as few as 50 ($9.95).

Check out:
http://www.magicprints.com/category/10/1?showsteps=1

You sustainable types might want to stay away from the template with the lawn mower & field of grass.

Although I have to say, the Moo Cards are nice looking, and the choice of designs & illustrations is far superior.