Written by Lori Thiessen

Why, hello there! I know it’s been months since I’ve posted anything here and before I unveil the continuing plans for this project, I just want to say thank you to all of my dear readers who have continued to drop by this space for a sip of virtual coffee and a chance to add to the conversation about working out of coffee shops. I always learn so much from my fellow coffee shop office colleagues!

To sum up what has been happening with me in the last few months, I’ve had to handle the three big D’s of life: divorce, death and disease. Sound dramatic? Well, it has been kinda dramatic. Oh, and add in a move plus renovations. I’m really surprised that I can even remember my name. Thankfully, my coffee mug has my name printed on it in big, friendly letters. That’s a clip ‘n save tip for all those going through afge moments, and quite frankly who among us isn’t. (By the way, afge stands for “another frigging growth experience”)

Anyway, enough about me. Onto the project.

The main points of the project haven’t changed.

  • investigating and reporting on the trend of people using coffee shop offices as their alternative or preferred office.
  • creating a space for coffee shop office workers to talk about their experiences.
  • producing a book on the findings.

I’m looking to have a proper website build for the project so that everything (blogs, the survey, discussion space, etc.) can be in one place. The website the project currently has is pretty amateurish because it was built by an amateur web designer — me! The book continues to be in process, a slow process, but continuing.

The survey will be re-designed and shrunk considerably for greater ease of participation and less risk of carpul tunnel syndrome setting in for those brave enough to answer all 38 multi-part questions of the current survey.

In the meantime, I’m back. I’m blogging. I’m working on the rim — of my coffee shop office mug, that is!

Thanks for your continuing support — and drop by for a fresh cup of virtual coffee and conversation anytime!