Welcome to Boston, please wait until the Captain has turned off the seatbelt sign…

We’ve Landed!

Let’s backtrack a little to see how we got here….It’s sunny when I leave the gym this morning and I’m feeling energized so I head to Staples to get those damn business cards printed. I’ve been carrying around my little flash drive with the PDF for a week now…

At Staples, I’m going over PDFs thinking about how one card can convey various content areas I write on. How to convey it all on a 3.5″ x 2″ piece of cardstock? I ask Deb about printing on the back, thinking I’ll put one URL on the front and another on the back. Essentially, I would have to pay for a separate run for each new URL on the back. I explain what I’m struggling with. I’m a freelance writer and I want to avoid being pigeon-holed (what is a “pigeon-hole”, anyway?) into just one content area. That’s why I was going to get sets of cards with different URLs printed on the back.

In the all-too-rare experience, Deb actually listens to how I’m describing the problem and looks at the mock up with the gourmet food related address. I’m stunned as I listen to her explain what I should do. She actually understands what I’ve overlooked, and makes a simple, brilliant, why didn’t I think of that first kind of suggestion.

Now, the new cards will have this address as the URL. That will land anyone to whom I give the business card, here.
And, now that we’ve landed, you may unfasten your seatbelt. Local Boston time is 2:07…and please, use caution when removing items from the overhead bin as things do tend to shift during flight.

Connecting Gate Information

So, now that we’ve all landed in the same spot, some of us may be interested in sports, others in film, still others in travel. Because those are content areas I cover, beginning here can get you to any of those spots.

Passengers traveling on to:

My Suite101 Gourmet Food column, please use Gate A;

The Leather District Gourmet , please use Gate B;

The Sixteenth Minute Sports Blog, please use Gate C;

My writing on travel, see Airfarewatchdog, Gate D;

My writing on film, see Boxoffice, Gate E.

Thanks to Deb at Staples for rising above the typical and actually solving my problem for me.

I hope everyone has a terrific day, where ever your final destination may be.

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