Last year, I had some of my own cards made. My brother was getting married, and I knew I would be seeing some of my Dad's cousins who I really never see at any other time. I wanted an easy way to give them my genealogy website URL and email address, without them having to fiddle with their phone or find a pencil and paper to write it on. Sure enough, I handed out a few at his wedding, so that mission was accomplished.
Even if you only blog as a hobby (as I do), you never know when or where you may want to share your blog and/or contact information with someone. You could be doing research at a library and bump into someone researching the same areas and/or families as you, or you could be at a seminar or conference and meet someone who could even be a potential relative. Most bloggers focus on using digital social networks, such as Facebook, Google+, and Twitter to expand their readership, but it is important to keep utilizing this more traditional method of networking.
I ordered my cards through Vistaprint, but there are a handful of other websites on which you can design your own cards, usually at very economical prices. Office supply stores, like Staples and Office Depot, can also help you design and print cards. You are completely in charge of what you want on your card - I put my name, email address, phone number, and home address, along with my website URLs and the major surnames I research.
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