My Writing Portfolio

I write a lot, not just the blogs posts here, so I’ve created this page to list (and link to) my non-EvinOK writing work in this, my digital writing portfolio. I organized them by topic… I know I should love all my writing work equally, but I marked my super favorites with a * mark. The 70-some blog posts were written over the course of my first 18 months working with the company when the blog won Best Corporate Marketing & Communications Blog in Ireland (2016).

I have written and published almost 600 posts for EvinOK since March 2011. This blog has won Best Personal Craft Blog in Ireland twice (2014, 2017).

Gold Award for Best Personal Arts & Crafts Blog in Ireland 2017 | EvinOK Gold Winner – V by Very Blog Awards Ireland 2017 – Non-commercial Arts & Crafts

Content Marketing Certified by HubSpot Academy | Evin O'Keeffe

Inbound Certified | Evin O'Keeffe


Wellness and Life Balance

How Plants Can Make Your Office Healthier * | Blog

How Multitasking is Killing Your Brain * | Blog

Chasing Work Life Balance | Blog


Expat Life and Travel

Trying to get a taste of Thanksgiving in Ireland | Irish Examiner

I Heart My City: Evin’s Cork | National Geographic


Knitting and Crafts

Profile of and Interview with Carol Feller | Interweave Knits, Spring 2013 Digital Edition

Food & Cooking

Chickpea & Olive Salad with Lemon Dressing | Jen’s Kitchen

Valentine’s Day Family Breakfast |


Book Reviews

Book Review: Inbound Marketing | Blog

Establishing Findability in the Age of SEO Obsession * | Blog

Customer Support Lessons Learned from Micah Solomon | Blog


Business, Productivity, and Collaboration

How Your Team Can Accomplish a One in 16 Million Chance of Error * | Blog

4 Reasons to Wear the Same Thing to Work Every Day * | Blog

Strive for the Gold: How to Persevere like an Olympian  | Blog

Unparalleled Collaboration in a Fast-Paced Environment *  | Blog

4 Ways to Gain Momentum and Trust as a Team | Blog

Make Shrewd Decisions in 3 Powerful Steps | Blog

The Secrets of Pre-Vacation Productivity | Blog

Leadership Lessons Learned from Game of Thrones | Blog

Why Collaboration NFL-Style Makes You a True Team Player | Blog

Fundamentals of the Complete 15-Minute Break * | Blog

Important & Urgent – How to Focus on Things That Matter | Blog

Schedule Your Day With the Pomodoro Technique | Blog

4 Tips to Keep Your Team Motivated on Long-Term Projects | Blog

3 Reasons to Offer Free Food at Work | Blog

How Santa Collaborates with His Elves for Team Success | Blog

Work Smarter, Not Harder | Blog

Surviving and Succeeding at Conference Events | Blog

Surviving and Succeeding at the Web Summit | Blog

What Makes Successful Bosses So Remarkable | Blog

3 Things to Begin a Productive Work Day | Blog

The Best Business Videos to Inform and Inspire | Blog

The Benefits of an Office Library | Blog

Purposeful Team Building Activities | Blog

Stop, Collaborate, and Listen | Blog

5 Ways to Overcome Fear of Public Speaking | Blog

Biggest Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make | Blog

10 Ways to Strengthen Your Team Relationships | Blog

Why Office Murals are On the Rise | Blog

7 Unexpected Ways to Use Your Dry Erase Board | Blog

9 Ways to Thank Your Team for Being Awesome | Blog

The 3 Secrets to Building a Winning Team | Blog

Infographic: Give Useful Feedback with The Sandwich Technique | Blog

Marketing Industry Leaders Share Advice & Perspective | Blog

Advice and Perspective from Top Women Leaders in Education | Blog


Customer Support and Social Media

3 Elements of Strong Customer Support | Blog

How to Build THE Best Customer Support Team | Blog

The Art of Listening | Blog

Customer Support in the Age of Technology | Blog

3 Simple Tips to Avoid Landing in the Soup Online | Blog

How to Get the Most from Your Customer Support Experience | Blog

The Customer Support Tool Kit | Blog

How WE Use Teamwork Desk | Blog