Other than that, I do hope to create some commercial services over time, that will fit within the Farmnet frame work, but this is probably years away. An example is the classifieds. I am giving them away at the moment - its hardly a proposition to charge for them in the next year or two.
You ask about motivation. A little history from about fifteen years ago might explain.
That's a long time ago, but my thoughts haven't changed. I like to create useful services for farmers so they can better utilize the technology available to them. I know that sounds like hogwash but, its about staying at the forefront of farming. We all need to be constantly looking for the next challenge. Where is the next nth degree of productivity going to come from? How can we run our farms more efficiently? How will we be farming in ten to twenty years time? I ask myself often.
I think what services can I provide to help farmers live a better life. Can I make their job easier. How can farmers promote their own produce and services, their farms, lift their profile and improve their self image? Let them tell their story and ease their worries. Lower their stresses, heal, network with other farmers, become more efficient, more productive, more switched on. The concept of a blog can achieve all these things and much more.
So that is my goal, and I hope to build up this network of farm blogs at Farmnet.
If you are interested I was on the ABC radio talking about farmers and blogging for a few minutes today 10/10/08.
Any ideas would be much appreciated. Anyway I am sure it will continue to grow over time.
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