new biz cards

I’ve been working on some new homemade handcrafted business cards for my writing/etc. work. Check ’em out!

I used a 1950’s Remington portable typewriter and some old “copy” stamps I found at TOPS (very cool used/retired office stuff) for $2. Just had to run a few strips 3.5″ wide and cut them to size after they went through. They look pretty crafty and original, especially when I messed up on the spacing…

Email me if you’d like one!

(warning: mailing you a business card in the internet age might make clay shirky explode.)

If I write something stupid on a blog that nobody reads, does it make a difference?

I used to be afraid to write out my ideas until they were pretty well baked. Fear of sounding stupid on a piece of paper, which seemed pretty permanent. You can always throw it away, but what if somebody finds it?!? That’s why I never had a diary… well, that and the fact that I was never a teenage girl.

Computers offered a reprieve. Text editors and the internet were ephemeral collections of pixels, 1s and 0s that were easy to Delete Forever.

Now I’m afraid to write a blog post that makes me sound stupid, because it can be indexed and copied and logged away for eternity (or at least as long as there’s electricity). But with a billion blogs and websites and other distractions online, who would ever care?

So the question is: is it better to say something stupid on a piece of paper that one person can read and keep forever, or to say something stupid on a silly public blog that no one will ever read?

(Cross-posted on philosofollies.com)