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Progress!

After wrapping up two big projects, I actually had some time yesterday to devote to my own marketing initiatives, and I’m so happy I did!

I revisited my original website layout, which is currently just in Photoshop.  The next step will be converting it to an HTML template.  I am pretty excited about this, here’s a preview!

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Also, after several failed attempts at getting the correct size from the stamp maker, they finally got it right, so here’s a very rough attempt at my business card:

Stampy!

I am ordering some slate-gray paper from Paper Source, and plan on trying out some bright orange/yellow inks.  I’m very excited about this.  For years I ordered full-color business cards from places with cheap paper.  There’s just something so much nicer about a really nice, hard, textured business card.

Here’s the blog that inspired this idea: KMG Branding + Design

I’m so excited to keep moving with these ideas, and I’m collaborating with another career mama to launch a networking event for entrepreneurial mamas. This is also very exciting, I love an excuse to get together with smart people and drink wine!

Have a lovely, wintry day!

xoxo, Mere

Making Business Cards

Let’s Talk Business – Entrepreneurial Rules Were Meant To Be Broken

Making Business Cards

The last time I posted about business stuff, I was hellbent on FINISHING CRAP UP.  I’d finished my logo, and was starting to work on my website, and I had a PLAN to finish the website in about 6 weeks.

Well… things don’t always go as planned. As was going through writing the copy, I sort of started feeling this fog, like I just wasn’t sure about something, something that I couldn’t even put my finger on. It was just a feeling of a lack of clarity.  Then I got really busy with client work, so it became easy to put it on the back burner.

Thankfully, my obsession with meditation has taught me a valuable lesson, which is “when in doubt, wait it out”.  That’s right, the most impatient woman in the world can now peacefully wait for what she wants.  Meditation truly can lead to miracles.

So, I stepped away, and focuses on networking for now, trying to attend at least 1 event per week.  Meetup.com has a lot to offer anyone who’s looking to network, or just about anything else social.

Also, I ordered cool rubber stamps of my logo so that I can make my own business cards.  This is extra super fun.  I think I’m slightly addicted.

Ultimately, a feeling of clarity came to me out of the blue yesterday.  I’ve been knocking WordPress as a website (vs. blogging) website for the past year.  The reason is that yes, there are a lot of amazing plugins that can make life very easy, but they’re third party plugins that could contain bugs, and you really have to be on top of making sure they’re updated regularly to avoid security issues or whatever.  So, I kind of made it my personal policy that I just don’t do WordPress for websites (blogs, yes, in fact this is a WordPress blog).

Generally, I tend to be extremely wishy washy.  My husband says the only predictable thing about me, is that I will always change my mind and will always be extremely unpredictable.  Sure enough, out of the blue yesterday, it occurred to me that WordPress is the best solution for my website!  And, I need to sell my ability to build custom WordPress websites!!!!!!!  Whatever.  So, the fog has lifted, my mind feels clear, and here I go, building a WordPress website.  The entrepreneurial spirit is re-energized!

Never say never, I guess.