It is hard to believe, but Connecting the Dots is 1 year old today. Taking a moment to reflect, has left us in a state of saying what ever did we start here.
In the weeks leading up to deciding to open this website, we have to reflect on what was our motivation. We most certainly were fed up with political correctness. Friends of Richard most certainly were encouraging Richard to sit down and blast out posts. As you can see the writing style Richard has is of it’s own flavor. His ability to make accurate predictions was one of the reason we liked him to write.
So once Richard committed to devoting time we set up and launched the domain. With people working behind the scenes at Connecting the Dots, Richard simply became more or less our anchor man. We have given him full authority to select whatever content he wants.
As you can see, Richard has found that the unusual nature of Thai politics makes for a good running topic. We did not set out to be a political site, but as it is, we seem to be drawn into the Thai political arena.
We also look to point out things that make us unique and not just another blog. Most blogs talk about present and past tense things. We have decided thanks to Richard’s ability, we want to make calls on what is about to happen. Some of Richard’s friends have given him the nickname of fortune teller. With his very high percentage of accurate calls, he has brought many readers here from around the world. With the addition of language translation software powered by Google, we have seen a lot of readers from far corners of the globe come and visit.
Because Richard writes about things that are about to happen, there is zero chance of legal action being brought against us. However we do know it does manage to piss some of the players off when we write what they are going to do before they do it, especially when we are right.
Looking ahead to the next year, Connecting the Dots is looking to grow to be more than just a blog, we want to set a new standard of writing. There are plenty of journalists out there who have recently become unemployed for whatever reason. We are looking to have writers who wish to explore the future and grow with us. We did not see this when we started, but now there are some signs of potential on the prediction department. We know that not everyone has the same talents as Richard, but there are people out there who do.
Lend us your imagination for a moment to see what we see. As we started off to be politically incorrect and to say whatever, we have seen what has brought readers. When we talk about the future, it actually causes two things. It allows people to see ahead, and it tends to change the behavior of the people we make predictions on. In sort it magnifies the embarrassment factor. When that happens we become a sort of moral compass and that has the ability to bring about change.
This makes us unique and a reason to read. So with more writers focusing on different places and topics particularly in politics, think about what we can achieve. When that happens it will open the door to advertisers and guess who gets a part of that. People love gossip, and people also love to know what is going to happen next. So what Richard sees is if we can get more writers with Richard’s ability, Connecting the Dots will soon become a major source of media information. It gives the power back to the people not only on election day, it makes it almost everyday by making people in power think twice about doing the wrong thing. So how odd is that in that we can set out to be politically incorrect, but end up being a moral compass for people in power who may stray.
If you have journalist abilities and can make good calls on what is going to happen, this very well could be that next new business that started off like Microsoft on Bill Gate’s kitchen table. Send us an email.