In the case of RandomBanter.com, there is an "I" in "team." In fact, an "I" is the sole makeup of the Executive Management Team - for the random musings you'll find here are all from one person, me. I just like the sound of Executive Management Team. And, since it's my Web site, I feel that I have the right to take some liberties here and there.
RandomBanter is both a labor of love and necessity. I am a writer by trade, but the writing I get paid for is neither 'random' nor 'banter.' Alas, the words I write must serve corporate sales and marketing objectives. It is often formula driven, with the typical structure revolving around manufacturing a consumer need and presenting a solution.
As a marketing and public relations writer for the high tech industry, I spend a lot of time crafting value propositions and competitive differentiator messaging. Riveting stuff, don't get me wrong, but there is part of me that longs for expression that serves no objective whatsoever - except, perchance, to entertain. In order to keep my balance and sanity, I have devised the creative outlet that is RandomBanter.com.
An astute patron of this site will have already surmised a few things about me from
my posts, such as marital status (married), number of
legal dependents (1), number of no-tax-benefit-whatsoever dependents (1, canine
variety), likes (music), dislikes (TicketMaster), etc. Here are some things you
may not know:
- Typewriter-style corn on the cob consumption
- Professed end of tube toothpaste squeezer (actual: middle of tube squeezer)
- A sucker for mid-century design
- Unnatural fascination with AP Style
- Career goal: syndicated columnist
I hope you enjoy your visit to RandomBanter.com. If you see anything you like, you can drop me a line at Jason AT randombanter DOT com. If there's anything you take exception to, well, it's probably best that you keep it to yourself. Writers don't handle criticism well – unless they're the ones doling it out.