The “Democratisation” of Sharing – NeighborGoods Revisisted.
This Week, we will have another discussion with Alan Berger of Neighborgoods.net. In our last discussion we covered the ideology behind and advantages of new peer to peer sharing networks. Today we go into some details on how and where you can start a free sharing network.
Do you ever have moments, when you just wondering what direction is my life going, do I need to stop, turn around, go back??
If you listened to my last show, you will know that I am seeking to refocus Thinking Outside of the Box and that I really don’t have an idea what that focus should be.
Have I gotten any closer to defining that, Well –lllll l let’s just wait and see. I will tell you that I’m sitting here at the computer scratching my head, another deadline to meet, so I Googled ” what the heck am I doing with my life?” (verbiage modified) I just feel I need to put some spark Back into my life! I need to recharge , I need to find that creative fuel. Oddly enough the Google search brought me to a website called Master Dabblers, and a post titled “What the Hell am I doing with my Life?” (Honest, that is what it is titled) ( The sub title: Why doubting yourself is good.)
Just the title and sub title were helpful, and here’s quote from that —- and I can tell you now it did put some fuel into my creative furnace.
From that Blog: “master dabblers”
“Despite your fears, anxieties, the pressure, taboos, lack of support/fame, doubts, would you still walk into your studio, corner, garage, nook, office–wherever you create–and continue to make something? In other words, if all your doubts were true–you’re a fraud, you suck, nobody likes your work, and you may in fact be wasting your time–would you still pick up your tools and create something?”
“If your answer is yes, you have true passion for your work, and all your doubting is just a reminder that you love what you do.
“And if you love what you do,…………..how you could be any more successful than that.”
Okay, I feel successful, and here’s a link to that post http://masterdabblers.wordpress.com/?s=what+the+hell
If you listened last week you know that I googled “save the world complex” and from that I went on with some inspirations for the show and some questions for you dear listener.
So —– I will forget my fears and doubts and just go on from here. Today we have an interview with Alan Berger who is the Executive Director of neighborgoods.net. I interviewed Alan a while back and we talked about the positive aspects of the sharing economy. This interview deals more with the nuts and bolts of how you or I can set up a local sharing network.
Neighborhood Goods is an up-and-coming sharing network which offers us the opportunity to do much much more with what we have, and along with that enable us to get things done other people’s things. To me, neighborhoods could grow into the “craigslist” of doing more with what we have and connecting with and getting to know our neighbors.
Alan lives in New York, where he has a successful sharing network going. He show us we can sign-on to neighbor goods.net and create our own local network where we can do the same— FOR FREE!.
I want to encourage you to explore the many peer-to-peer sharing, and selling networks out there. If you looking to rent a house, find a vacation rental, get a ride somewhere, find help with chores or garden projects or just share something you already have, most likely there’s a network out there to help.
Here are a just a few links:
- Rideshare online,
- Or Google “Craigslist free stuff’ You will be surprised what is there for you in your area!
Sharing, is Caring. Caring about the environment, and caring for your relationships with you neighbors.