Collecting business cards and maintaining them can be a chore. I am sharing my really quick thoughts on this as I began to try to follow up with a couple of contacts whom I met at a recent networking event. A couple of days passed since the event and the cards have gone from a prominent place in my pocket, to one on my desk. From there, they needed to be moved from my desk to a desk drawer. You see, I use my desk as a catchall bin for my to do items. Since it can get very messy, very quickly, I needed to move the newly collected cards to a safe memorable place when I had my clients coming to my office. I didn’t want to share that visual mess with my clients.