Friday, October 06, 2006

Loneliness or solitude?

When homeworking is mentioned in the media, one of the major drawbacks always highlighted is the possible feeling of isolation. I've never found this to be a problem and it's good to see that I'm not alone. Artist Cathy Lomax writing in The Guardian says that:
"One of the main things I love about being in my studio is the solitude. When I shut the door, it is just me and all the various things that I have here, and I can do what I like...I really enjoy being by myself - although I do like having a bit of background noise, such as the radio."


  1. Anonymous8:49 PM

    I find that working alone drastically increases levels of productivity. And I am not the only one.

    In a May poll, 100% of our many hundreds of respondents said they get more work done at home, exactly because they are alone.

    Loneliness? Never. End up talking to oneself? Possibly!

  2. Yes, I find I can concentrate much better without the temptation of nipping across to a colleague and yacking on for two hours about nothing in particular. I don't talk to myself (much) but I do sing quite a lot which makes for an interesting atmosphere in the shed...