My business cards arrived yesterday. For a long time, I’ve contemplated getting them. Life as a first year journalism student meant a lot of interviews, networking and work experience placements – all of which could have been perfect opportunities to hand over a business card and build upon a relationship with a contact. However, for a long time, I wasn’t sure about whether this was a business a not, or still one of my hobbies. I wasn’t sure about what it was exactly that I could offer people in terms of services, or what would warrant me needing to create a business card.
Now, I’ve realised that this blog has essentially become more formal in style. Personal posts about how my week are gone, and have been replaced with music reviews, opinion posts and book reviews. I’ve said before in my post, Wavelengths and Automation, about how this blog will move towards becoming an online portfolio to showcase my journalism. Well, with that in mind, it’s about time I start advertising The Life of a Thinker, whilst also offering my services as a blogger and freelance journalist. The first opportunity to do this is at a networking event next month, and I cannot wait.
With that being said, I still have a fair way to go before this site is how I want it to be. Something I’ve always looked into but never gone ahead with is buying a custom URL, and it’s about time I actually bought one. Unfortunately, http://www.thelifeofathinker.wordpress.com is far from a professional URL, and so a custom domain would be more appropriate.
So I’d love to hear your thoughts. Have you got a custom URL for your blog? Where did you buy your domain from? What are your opinions on having a .com or .co.uk website? Comment below!