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Old 05-23-2012, 08:19 PM   #1
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I love business cards. Not in an American Psycho way, you understand, but I love Ďem. I currently have three different business cards that I give out, depending on context, but do you know what Iíve been handing out a lot more often? My hobby card.



Hobby card is a term I just innovented. Itís the hobby equivalent of a business card: contact information for your hobby persona.

I occasionally run into other fliers at local parks. I used to introduce myself and sometimes give them my email address or the address of my RC blog, usually written on the back of a candy wrapper I found on the floor of my car.

A few weeks ago, while helping a friend design and order some business cards, I got the idea of printing up a few business cards of my own, with my RC contact information on it. I settled on just the blog address, and designed and ordered 100 of the simple cards above from OvernightPrints for $4.95 plus shipping.

Iíve handed out at least one most days since.

I draw a lot of people in with my LED-illuminated night flying planes. Theyíll ask questions about the cost, the equipment, the online stores where I purchased my gear and so forth. I hand them a card. Itís all on my blog.

In fact, I started my RC blog as a personal database of sorts, a way to help me keep track of data such as motor is in which plane, where I bought that camera and how much a given plane weighs. It was originally an Excel spreadsheet, but I realized putting it in blog form would make it more accessible, and easier for me to share.

I donít know how many people will contact me again, or draw any inspiration from my fleet of planes or my various RC projects. Maybe lots and maybe none. But I like handing out what feel like invitations to join the sport.

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I have a bunch of Hobby Cards too that I hand out all the time. But then again, I do have a hobby business, so....


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Yep. No business here, just, "Hey, I fly airplanes too. We should hook up sometime." Although I can't count the number of people who've said I should be selling Night Strykers.

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Oh, and I still have a box full of Club business cards. A buddy had 1000 made up for our small club.

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Stop harshing my mellow, man!

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