I've gotten encouragement from pillars of the Tampa Entrepreneurial community such as Linda Olson from Tampa Bay Wave and Joy Randles from Startup Grind. Alex Hillman, who I mentioned in my last blog post as a coworking guru out of Philadelphia, retweeted that blog post and offered his advice over Twitter. Tracey Warren, who runs the InSpark coworking space out of Lynnwood, Washington, commented directly on my blog post to offer her congratulations. And roughly a dozen friends and acquaintances, all of them important pieces of the Tampa puzzle, have either said they want to be a part of the space or offered their help in other ways.
As I mentioned in my reply to Joy on Facebook, all of this encouragement serves to bolster my conviction that I'm on to something here. And without it, I don't think I would even get as far as three blog posts about it. But here we are, week three of talking about coworking, and I'm still going strong (well, apart from turning my attention to my wedding). I have things in the works relating to where and when the first meetup will be, but nothing I'd like to give away right now. Just know that it will happen and that it's due in large part to you.
In case it wasn't clear: Thank you.