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A High Desert Bloggers Meetup on Blogging & Bartering

High Desert Bloggers, a Meetup group, met in July to discuss bartering. The bloggers listed several items they have to barter and are looking to barter for.

What exactly is bartering? It’s an exchange of goods and services for other goods and services – a cashless transaction. Let me not forget to mention, though, it’s not a tax-less transaction. Nevertheless, bartering is a fun hobby for individuals and can come in handy for someone lacking extra funds who is looking for a particular item.

The early-civilization concept of bartering is becoming like new again especially in Hesperia and Apple Valley. That makes me think of the Ecclesiastes 1:9 verse that says there’s “no new thing under the sun”. It may be new to you or me, but bartering was practiced by the early Egyptians and even before that. Old or new, the concept is one that can be beneficial and is being practiced more often now in the High Desert.

Everyone has heard of “The Barter Kings”, right? It’s the TV show about two friends, Antonio Palazzola and Steve McHugh, from California’s High Desert cities Apple Valley and Hesperia. “Bartering is becoming a huge thing in the High Desert” says owner of If you have items you’d like to barter, contact the High Desert bartering website. You can upload images with your listings. No worries about adding your private contact information online at the site. Just fill out the contact form. High Desert Bartering can also be found on Facebook.

John and Marti Browne who offer the bartering services listed below are holding a grief therapy workshop in the High Desert next month. Enroll early in the workshop and get a discount. Read more about what the grief workshop has to offer you at our blog’s Event Page.

  1. Time Empowerment® Practitioner Services
  2. Master Hypnotherapist Services
  3. Master NLP Practitioner/Trainer Services
  4. Reiki Master Services
  5. Akashic Records Reader Services

Now go round up items in your home or garage you’ve been meaning to list on eBay or Etsy and try out High Desert Bartering.

Barter and Blog High Desert Bloggers Meetup

A High Desert Bloggers Meetup at Adelanto

High Desert Bloggers met at Starbucks in Adelanto Saturday, July 21st, to discuss blogging and bartering. Our meetup group gathers at coffee shops to blog and discuss blogging. High Desert Blogging is a blog about the High Desert and its people, entrepreneurs, places to see, things to do, etc. One of the interests in the High Desert among the bloggers is bartering. Thus, High Desert Blogging is adding another page to its site, Bartering.

Just to get things started, yesterday’s Meetup included personal services offered by our High Desert Bloggers that they are willing to trade for other services or items, and I have listed these below:

Our Bartering Services

We Will Trade for Other Services or Items:

  1. Time Empowerment® Practitioner Services
  2. Master Hypnotherapist Services
  3. Master NLP Practitioner/Trainer Services
  4. Reiki Master Services
  5. Akashic Records Reader Services
  6. Blogging for Business or Personal Blog
  7. Data Entry
  8. Book Reviews or Critiques
  9. Research Assistant
  10. Receptionist Duties
  11. Two Pygmy Goats, approximately five and six-year-old females
  12. Individual Class on How-to-Set-Up-a-Blog
  13. Individual class on How-to-Start-a-WordPress Blog


Services or Items High Desert Bloggers are Looking for

  1. Seven- to eight-foot metal T-stakes
  2. Massage Therapy
  3. Spa Therapy
  4. Chimney Sweep
  5. Exterior Painting
  6. Handyman Duties
  7. Auto Repair/Maintenance
  8. House Cleaning
  9. RainBird Watering System Repair
  10. Ranch Chores
  11. Roof Repair
  12. Computer Maintenance
  13. Electrical Work
  14. Pella Window Repair
  15. Vintage Board Games

See anything you are interested in? Have a service that you can offer? Contact us at to learn how you can barter or blog with us at High Desert ‘s new Barter With Bloggers.

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