I'm over the moon about my MOO cards.
Have you seen these? I hate to call them "business cards," 'cause they're too cool for that. They are my exclusive, teeny-tiny, calling cards.
I've already made... three sets. I can't stop. They are creamy to the touch, just the right weight, the reproduction is incredible, and I want to eat them!
Anybody can make these cards, in minutes. You start by picking out any collection of your own photos (jpgs) that you like. In my case, I have a collection at my Flickr home.
You can pick one or a hundred different images to begin. Then you go to Moo, and tell them to upload those photos and turn them into little 2 3/4 x 1 1/8 cards. The size is like a fat stick of gum. You can crop each photo, or zoom in, anyway you like.
You may write up to six lines of text on the back, in different fonts and colors. I have my name and contact info, as well as the automatic link to the specific photo... but you could print anything. Or nothing. You can also add an icon there— mine is Lewis Carroll's famous portrait of young Alice.
Here's the insane part: it's $20 for 100 cards. They come in a groovy box; everything is recycled goods, from England, faster than I can get a letter to New York most of the time. How do they do it?
My excuse for making so many sets of photos is that I'm going to a trade show for women's sex shop owners next month, and it's de rigeur to hand out your card. But I have extras.... so do you want some?
If you subscribe to my blog— remember, it's my birthday this Sunday!— or make any sort of similar donation, I will send you:
- a handful of my foxiest MOO cards,
- a BAE 2007 ebook,
- and a free-month golden ticket for my In Bed podcast
Plus lots and lots of luv!
Subscribe, at $5 measly dollars a month: Link
Snail mail, for the old school supporters: Susie Bright, POB 8377, Santa Cruz, CA 95061
Whichever method you pick, send me an email, with your:
City ST Zip
—Just like that, so I can mail your gifts promptly!
If you're ALREADY a subscriber, I'm happy to "moo" you too; just send me your snail mail again, with a request for the cards, and I'll get them to you before Easter!
Here's some vital statistics: Approximately 3,000 people subscribe to this blog by email alert. Another 4000+ get my new posts by RSS. And another ~3,000 people arrive from who-knows-where every day. (I love Latvia!) Plus, there's several hundred other bloggers who subscribe to my blog feed, so my stories appear on their blog as new content.
Let's say, there's 7,000-10,000 people who read my writing every day, depending on the popularity of the post.
I would be thrilled if I could raise my regular subscribers to even one percent of my regular readers. That's my goal!
When I was younger, you found your dad's Playboy; but at least your dad paid for that Playboy.
(That's Allan commenting on the financial stresses of free Internet content. MacDonell worked 20 years for Larry Flynt's Hustler empire, which is like the Exxon of the adult business... read it and weep, porn toilers and troublers!)
I appeal to those of you who have enjoyed this blog, who've read it more than thrice— who occasionally buy a magazine or book, go to the movies, or carry a bad burrito habit. Let me be your next "carné asada con todo!" I'd like a Moo card of that...