We’ve had some major excitement here at SHV recently. As you may have seen in one of the nine ten (and counting) major press outlets that featured our story, we (Jen & Frank) were recently profiled as part of Mike Rosenwald’s (@mikerosenwald) story on Digital Nomads. Now we know there are many, many people out there who have lived this way for years and we are somewhat new to the game. But that makes it even more exciting for us and in a way, makes us feel like we’ve found our tribe. We love discovering blog posts and tweets from people whose work lives reside outside of an office (whether they work for themselves or not) – and sharing info about how they get things done. We’ve received so much encouraging feedback – we’d just like to say thank you! Also, a few things…
1. Many of you are asking about what we’re going to launch and when. We should have one announcement in the next 2-3 weeks so make sure you sign up for our email updates (at the top of this page) or follow us on twitter so you are one of the first to know what’s going on.
2. No, we don’t spend a lot of money working from places like the Hilton pool. That was one place we had wanted to try out for a while, but will reserve for only special occasions since they charge extra for the wifi. Frank does actually go into the AOL office as much as he can when he’s in town (but most of his team is distributed across the country anyway) and Jen works from home (she calls it “the nest”) to save money. Both of us like to mix it up once in a while though and keep looking around for interesting new places – especially on the weekends and when on the road, since for us, work doesn’t really stop. To understand this “connected 24/7″ life, check out Peter Shankman’s post “Why don’t you do some work?“.
3. If you haven’t seen the article, here are some links… sorry, can’t resist! This is our first version of a “Press” page
- WashingtonPost.com – Digital Nomads Choose Their Tribes: Teleworkers Find Camaraderie in a New Kind of Colleague
- WashingtonPost.com – Digital Nomads Choose Their Tribes VIDEO
- HeraldTribune.com – Roaming through the work day
- MercuryNews.com – Digital nomads ditch cubicles for diners and pool decks
- SiliconValley.com – Digital nomads ditch cubicles for diners and pool decks
- Los Angeles Times – With wireless devices, telecommuters cut the cord
- Jakarta Globe – For Digital Nomads, the Office Is Wherever They Want to Be
- Omaha World Herald at Omaha.com – Digital nomads ditch cubicles for coffee shops, pool decks
- Austin Statesman.com – Digital nomads ditch cubicles for cafes pools: With Wi-Fi lifelines and willing employers, workers ply their trade wherever they please
- The Seattle Times – Cubicles foreign to digital nomads
- TheDay.com Connecticut – Digital Nomads Ditch Cubicles For Diners And Pool Decks