My Writing Portfolio

I write a lot, so I’ve created this page to list and link to my non-EvinOK writing work. I organized them by topic… I know I should love all my writing work equally, but I marked my super favorites with *.

The 70-some Teamwork.com blog posts linked to below were written over the course of 18 months when I led their blog leading up to its winning Best Corporate Marketing & Communications Blog in Ireland (2016). After that, I focused on customer-use case studies.

2017 Best Corporate Marketing Award Teamwork.com

I have written and published over 600 posts for EvinOK since March 2011. This blog has won Best Personal Craft Blog in Ireland twice (2014, 2017). I also self-published two books and managed production and publishing for a third book.

Gold Award for Best Personal Arts & Crafts Blog in Ireland 2017 | EvinOKGold 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 * | Teamwork.com Blog

How Multitasking is Killing Your Brain * | Teamwork.com Blog

Chasing Work Life Balance | Teamwork.com Blog

 

Knitting and Crafts

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

Irish Country Living four-part series (Intro, 1, 2, 3, 4) with original knitwear designs | Irish Farmers Journal, February 2018

Business, Productivity, and Collaboration

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

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

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

Unparalleled Collaboration in a Fast-Paced Environment *  | Teamwork.com Blog

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

Make Shrewd Decisions in 3 Powerful Steps | Teamwork.com Blog

The Secrets of Pre-Vacation Productivity | Teamwork.com Blog

Leadership Lessons Learned from Game of Thrones | Teamwork.com Blog

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

Fundamentals of the Complete 15-Minute Break * | Teamwork.com Blog

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

Schedule Your Day With the Pomodoro Technique | Teamwork.com Blog

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

3 Reasons to Offer Free Food at Work | Teamwork.com Blog

How Santa Collaborates with His Elves for Team Success | Teamwork.com Blog

Work Smarter, Not Harder | Teamwork.com Blog

Surviving and Succeeding at Conference Events | Teamwork.com Blog

Surviving and Succeeding at the Web Summit | Teamwork.com Blog

What Makes Successful Bosses So Remarkable | Teamwork.com Blog

3 Things to Begin a Productive Work Day | Teamwork.com Blog

The Best Business Videos to Inform and Inspire | Teamwork.com Blog

The Benefits of an Office Library | Teamwork.com Blog

Purposeful Team Building Activities | Teamwork.com Blog

Stop, Collaborate, and Listen | Teamwork.com Blog

5 Ways to Overcome Fear of Public Speaking | Teamwork.com Blog

Biggest Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make | Teamwork.com Blog

10 Ways to Strengthen Your Team Relationships | Teamwork.com Blog

Why Office Murals are On the Rise | Teamwork.com Blog

7 Unexpected Ways to Use Your Dry Erase Board | Teamwork.com Blog

9 Ways to Thank Your Team for Being Awesome | Teamwork.com Blog

The 3 Secrets to Building a Winning Team | Teamwork.com Blog

Infographic: Give Useful Feedback with The Sandwich Technique | Teamwork.com Blog

Marketing Industry Leaders Share Advice & Perspective | Teamwork.com Blog

Advice and Perspective from Top Women Leaders in Education | Teamwork.com Blog

 

Customer Support and Social Media

3 Elements of Strong Customer Support | Teamwork.com Blog

How to Build THE Best Customer Support Team | Teamwork.com Blog

The Art of Listening | Teamwork.com Blog

Customer Support in the Age of Technology | Teamwork.com Blog

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

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

The Teamwork.com Customer Support Tool Kit | Teamwork.com Blog

How WE Use Teamwork Desk | Teamwork.com 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

 

Food & Cooking

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

Valentine’s Day Family Breakfast | Wayfair.co.uk

 

Book Reviews

Book Review: Inbound Marketing | Teamwork.com Blog

Establishing Findability in the Age of SEO Obsession * | Teamwork.com Blog

Customer Support Lessons Learned from Micah Solomon | Teamwork.com Blog

 

Press & Publications

Sometimes, I’m in the newspaper or media for my writing or a book I’ve published. Here are a few links to recent articles by or about me:

Like Magazine September 2015 Like Magazine 2015 Instafoodies Chestnut Hill College Spring 2015 magazine Chestnut Hill College Spring 2015 magazine Do you know how many weird looks you get when taking a #selfie with a newspaper on Pana? But it's my #byline, so it isn't weird! #irishexaminer #lacemaking

The dos and don'ts of buying for baby

Off to the These Islands book launch at @knitmidleton See you there! #booklaunch #selfie #TheseIslands

Green room selfie We made the newspaper for looking so fab at the Cork Marketing Ball.

IKEA Live Magazine April 2015

Valentine's Day Family Breakfast on WayfairCoUk

Valentine's Day Family Breakfast on WayfairCoUk

Knit this stunning frontier shawl from new craft book, These Islands via Irish Country Living

I Heart My City: Evin’s Cork on National Geographic Travel Blog

Trying to get a taste of Thanksgiving in Ireland via the Irish Examiner

Trying to get a taste of Thanksgiving in Ireland via the Irish Examiner In the paper and on the telly the same week? Crazy! Now back to my regularly-scheduled life. This photos is from the Irish Examiner.

The online reviewers who can make you, or break you via The Times The online reviewers who can make you, or break you in The Times

Daytripper in The Cork News

Good Things on Irish Girlie Knits Designs

2013: A Year in Review on Knitter's Review

A few favourite Irish cookbooks of 2014 via BiblioCook

Packing For A Long Flight With A Toddler by Evin O'Keeffe via Zulily

Bake, Knit and Sew written about on Restaurants and Food in Cork by CorkBilly

Let's put the 'International' into Cork Airport via Cork Independent

2010 Pink Auction mentioned in The Ballincollig Parishioner