Hmmm... interesting vision by of Facebook...
The Internet does shine sunlight on brands, new and old, so simply relying on your brand alone is not enough for a successful business anymore (in fact, it actually never was)...
I’m a writer and thinker on many life and technology-related topics. I especially have a passion for thinking and writing about how technology impacts our society.
Once in awhile I pick up my Lamy fountain pen and draw what I see, or what I’m thinking about.
My passion for writing began in my late high school years… then developed even further in late 2001 when I was approached by my former boss. He told me I had a knack for written communication, and that I should further develop that talent.
So I did.
Little did I know it would turn into a direct response copywriting career (see “What I Do” for more info) that would span into the present day, as a direct response copywriter for marketing companies, publishers, chiropractors, and other clients from a variety of different industries.
Over the years that have passed since 2001 I’ve added other types of writing to the business services I provide.
This same career currently supports myself, my wife of 20+ years, and my two boys.
I’m also glad (and fortunate) I’ve quit “working for the man,” and can enjoy the time freedom writing and thinking about technology can provide me.
If you want to know more about the business writing and consulting services I provide… click here.
My writing can be found on my blog primarily, and also in the social media (all links open in new windows):
The Ratliff Report™ – my “ramblings of a down to earth writer, thinker, and marketer” blog.
Twitter – I use Twitter to share short bits, connect with people, and find related news.
I hope you enjoy and can get value out of the content I’ve written… but it doesn’t matter, I’m going to keep writing it and sharing stuff anyhow.
Please visit http://josephratliff.com/ for more information.
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