Freelancing has its perks—freedom, flexibility, perennial pajama-wearing—but you can easily end up lonely, isolated, and greasy-haired. Either that or you spend your paychecks on a perpetual caffeine buzz. Instead of...

Freelancing has its perks—freedom, flexibility, perennial pajama-wearing—but you can easily end up lonely, isolated, and greasy-haired. Either that or you spend your paychecks on a perpetual caffeine buzz. Instead of staying housebound or coffee-housing it, many people opt to join a shared workspace. Todd from IBC’s blog We’re Not Wired Right recently described how a Canadian outpost called Workspace brought an end to his misery.

Like colonies, just closer to home, shared workspaces are nothing new. The Writer’s Room in NYC was started in 1978. Heck, Sunday Styles has even written about them. But until recently, they’ve mainly been the domain of traditional writers and artists. Now, web freelancers and bloggers are coalescing as well.

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