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Join us as we take a look back at our top seven blog posts from the last year.

As 2017 winds to a close, it seems like the perfect time to reflect on the content we published over the last twelves months here on the ShareDesk blog. From articles exploring the digital nomad lifestyle to actionable tips for coworking managers on everything from coffee shop partnership opportunities to fostering community, it’s safe to say we explored a wide range of topics. Join us as we revisit the best of the best — ShareDesk’s top seven blog posts of 2017. In no particular order and with no further ado, let’s get into it.

Guest contributor Lauren Rabindranath knows a thing or two about creating an engaged community. Distilling lessons she’s learned during her time as a digital nomad and as a Community Manager, Lauren shares what it takes to build a coworking community that truly supports the needs of a diverse group of individuals.

Read it here.

From time to time, we turn to our community of digital nomads to ask them a particular question. For this two-part series, we asked them: “What advice would you have for someone who wants to become a digital nomad?” We compiled their answers into two articles.

Part I focuses on how an aspiring digital nomad can prepare for making the leap. Part II focuses on what you can do after you make the leap to create a sense of structure in this lifestyle full of unpredictability.

Read Part I here and Part II here.

One of our most popular guest-contributed articles, Vijay Mehra shares how he managed to fill his coworking space almost to capacity in a matter of months. Vijay shares his actionable tips for rapidly building a community that’s built to last.

Read it here.

Part of what we all love about coworking is the way in which it provides a community for a diverse group of free thinkers, problem solvers, and innovators from all walks of life. The success of a coworking space lives or dies by its members. But not all coworking members are made alike.

In this article, we highlight a few common coworking archetypes and offer suggestions for how each one can use their natural talents to elevate their community.

Read it here.

Maintaining honest communication can be challenging, especially in an open coworking space. Allison Deerr, former Events and Communications Manager of Free Range Office, shares her insights into improving all types of communication within a coworking space: member to member, manager to member, and member to manager.

Read it here.

Many coworking operators see the local coffee shops as competition, and assume that the coffee shop feels the same way. But what if it didn’t have to be like that?

In this Coworking Manager’s Guide, we share six unique ways you can create a strong, mutually-beneficial partnership with your local coffee shop. Because collaboration is far superior to competition, always.

Read it here.

It’s notoriously difficult to maintain a healthy work/life balance when you’re self-employed. Everyone from freelancers to coworking managers often find it difficult to put down work and relax. For some, those workaholics bursts are fleeting. For others, they’re a hard habit to kick.

Guest contributor Kirby Israelson of LAX Coworking shares her tips for keeping your workaholic tendencies in check so they don’t overrun your life.

Read it here.

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