Behind the Scenes… Blogging

The idea to create a self-named blog, came about a year ago. Weird that I am just stepping into it now, right?

It wasn’t necessarily that I was sitting on it, but I wasn’t sure where to start. I will admit that as soon as I had decided to start a self-named blog (while working with my coach), I went out and bought my domain almost immediately. I didn’t want to lose out on that chance… but, it was many more months before the site actually came to fruition.

I wasn’t sure what I wanted anything to look like. My husband was going to be the one creating my blog header, and I’d given him no ideas on what I actually wanted, so everything just kind of sat in limbo. Months went by, when finally I decided to get off my rump and create a board on Pinterest that would showcase what I wanted created. What I liked and the colors I was drawn to. Seamus took this and created what you see today at the top of my blog. It’s still a work in progress, I think I’d like to move to a handwritten script font, but it works perfectly for now.

Behind theScenes

However, creating a header is just barely the tip of the iceberg. That header, and this blog went live on 8/29/15 – but as you can see I didn’t begin writing until 11/12/15. So, for two and a half more months, this just sat there. I knew I wanted to start writing, but I let the resistance win and kept putting it off and putting it off. It was frustrating, but I was the only one at fault.

Yesterday, I had a post I wrote go live on a very popular blog, – with that I decided I needed to FINALLY stop allowing the resistance to win and get my butt in gear. I started working behind the scenes (last weekend), to get the site more functional and began writing yesterday. Now, I have a goal of writing daily – that’s not to say I’ll be publishing content daily, but I want to actually sit down and write, each and everyday. I even have a HUGE yearly calendar that I’ll be using to track my streaks.

Wondering What Topics You’ll See Around Here?

Well, as I am working my way to becoming THE guide for moms to become work at home success, we’ll be covering topics that have to do with starting a home-based business, and then pushing it through to success!

Things like…

  • Deciding on a Business
  • Starting a Business
  • Marketing Your Biz via Social Media
  • Blogging Tips
  • And SO Much More

I want you to feel like this is a resource for all moms, whether they’re aspiring to start a business,  or whether they already have one going, and are just looking to grow. I want to share everything I’ve learned so far, so that you can avoid the same mistakes that I’ve made, though those mistakes have taught me plenty, I want you to feel confident every step of the way.

And, please remember that as you navigate between different pages of my site, that much of it is still under construction. We will eventually be bad ass!

So, tell me…

What topics would you like to see covered here at

Behind the Scenes - Jillian O'Keefe


  1. As you suggest income sources for moms, I hope you’ll encourage people with musical talent to offer their services to long-term care facilities. Residents deserve to have high-quality music programs, and this is a great way to pick up some extra money. Depending on the ages of your kids, the residents enjoy when you bring them along, too!

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