This is a quick commentary and tutorial of sorts about the digital business card that I posted this past weekend on Twitter. Everyone, including the great folks at Buncee, was excited to see it and I cannot take all of the credit!
I saw this digital business card in my feed and it immediately caught my eye! Bethany Hill @bethhill2829 was participating in the #leadupchat and had posted her Buncee as a way to introduce herself to others. What an amazing idea!!! I have used Buncee to create a business card of sorts and featured it on my blog, but never had I thought to use it when participating in Twitter chats. Bethany is brilliant!!! (For reasons beyond this one, so go follow her on Twitter if you aren't already!)
One thing I particularly love about Bethany's design is that she used that adorable clothesline sticker to highlight her social media accounts and some of her educator badges. THOSE BADGES....geez, I have so many and love them, but what to do with all of them?! This is a perfect solution!
I immediately got to work on an updated Buncee of my own. I used two of the clothesline stickers to create a banner across the top just like Bethany did. I then "sent them to the back" so that I could upload my badges and place them inside of each Polaroid window. Bethany added some text beneath hers, mostly because she featured her social media in her windows, but I chose to only feature my professional badges, so I didn't add any text.
Next, I took a cue from Bethany in adding an actual photo of myself. Now normally this would NOT be something I would do, but hers really adds to the professionalism of the Buncee...it truly makes it more of a business card. So...I found another Polaroid sticker in Buncee and after "sending it to the back," added my photo.
Finally, I noticed that Bethany featured her #JoyfulLeaders hashtag and her title. Again, mine isn't exactly the same, but the idea behind it is. I created a little section on the bottom left to highlight my professional interests and passions. Then on the bottom right side, I chose to list my social media connections and the two hashtags of which I am the founder: #happylibrary and #nwgams (that's the Northwest Georgia Media Specialists group if you are interested).
Since I use my digital business card on the contact page of this blog, I decided to use the color schemes and clip art banners that are used here to tie it all together. That is one of the many things I love about Buncee...you can upload your own images and clip art to really personalize your creations!
Take a look at my final creation and see what you think:
And that is it! It is that simple! So what are you waiting for??? Go log in and create yours today. Be sure to go over to Bethany's blog and look for her advice on creating the digital business card, as well. She is an official Buncee Ambassador, so I'm sure her ideas will be even better than mine!
Please share your own digital business card on Twitter and tag @bethhill2829 @LeighaBurnham and @Buncee to let us cheer for your creations!
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