Loved all the new people I met and collected dozens of these:
And when I got home, some of them looked like this:
Not to mention the fact that I continue to find them tucked into the random notebook, laptop skin and my purse to this day.
I was bound and determined that I would do a better job collecting and organizing the contacts I made at BlogHer ‘10, because I love my bloggy friends and didn’t want any of you to end up at the bottom of my purse stuck together with fruit snacks and lint.
And so I made this:
It’s a simple solution. A 2” binder ring, with a single hole punch, laminated cover card and category cards. I tell ya’ it worked like a charm!
I had hoped to attach a little sharpie or pen as well, but just couldn’t find any of the small ones in the store while getting ready…
I was lucky enough to share my simple solution with some great girls Turns out they liked it to!
Thanks to Loralee, who made me feel like the greatest inventor/mad scientist, rock star in her post about them here. She is incredibly warm and wonderful. And, it’s highly likely her post on my organizer is actually better than mine!
I know the case could be made for a mobile app or mini scanner, but I will always be a sucker for a well-designed piece of paper
What do you do to organize your cards at business conferences or at home? Love to see some new creative ideas…
In the meantime, I am planning on posting printable cards for future conferences so that you can make your very own organizer. Going to a conference and don’t see it here? Let me know…I will create something!