is doing some strategic planning sessions at the moment and I was looking for
a way to discuss what is going on in the precious metal blogosphere. Nothing
like a matrix to oversimplify things (since when does just two dimensions
fully describe anything), here is my attempt.
dimensions are to what extent does the blog deal in facts or lies including
misunderstanding of how things work (the x-axis or What?) and to what extent
does the blog attempt to explain and get to the bottom of what is going on
compared to just accepting things as they are (the y-axis or Why?).
The resulting categories are:
Seekers: these commit to using facts and try and explain, they might not get
it right, but the intention is there.
Analysis: just focuses on the facts (price) but doesn't care about the
fundamentals or why the price is moving as it does.
Entertainers: doesn't let the facts get in the way of a good story or clicks
and doesn't get too deep as that may over tax the brains of its readers.
Merchants: conscious misinformation and false explanations to push an agenda
Let me know what you think. Are there some better dimensions I can use? And
if you can come up with a word beginning with "T" for Propaganda
Merchants box then that would be great as I can call it the Four Ts Matrix, which would be cool.
The fun part is working out where to place all the precious metal bloggers.
But lets get the dimensions and categories