Saturday, 4 June 2011

E-Male

So, yes. At the CCK social last night, several people were handing out business cards - Maxine's linked her webcomic, Lola's had her e-mail address and so on - and so I thought it would be a wheeze to make my own cards, you know, to deal with the inevitable "why haven't you read my blog yet?" questions. To be honest, I started visualising it as soon as I came up with the idea... and then paused.

My e-mail address would have to be on the cards.

Correct me if I'm wrong (because I never am, and therefore you'll never have to), but if you saw "tim2timmers@yahoo.co.uk" on a card, you'd think I was a n00b, wouldn't you? For a start, it's not even my name. It's a lame address with a number in it, and - above all - it's a Yahoo! address. The cardinal sin. So I finally took the plunge, cut my losses and got myself one of these:

innocentlb [dot] blog [at] gmail [dot] com

It's a damn shame that "innocentlb" wasn't available, necessitating the .blog at the end - I wonder which git nicked it, stopping me aligning it with my Twitter and Formspring usernames? Still, it's pretty enough, and it's much better than my old e-mail address. And yes, it works on MSN too. And I'll close my Yahoo! account after a couple of weeks so no spam gets forwarded on.

Oh, and you can add me on MSN if you want, although if you're reading this, I've probably already added you. Try, though. I'm fun to talk to and I have a new address.

I feel so wonderful and just a little bit more geeky for this very small act of defection to Google. And hey, it could be worse...

...I could have switched to an msn.com address.

9 comments:

Catharine said...

congratulations!

I should probably never hand out business cards with my blog on.

Innocent Loverboy said...

I've put in an order for my business cards. Into the teeth of the storm!

Catharine said...

will you give me one?

Innocent Loverboy said...

Sure. Do you want a business card too?

Catharine said...

It's okay, I already know your blog address. and your email. I miss you being called Tim.

Innocent Loverboy said...

That's weird. It's not even my name, either! But I guess it's an OK name.

Catharine said...

It's nice to have a fake name.

Innocent Loverboy said...

Why? Are you not Catharine, @notCatharine?

Catharine said...

well, I'm both??