about me

Welcome to SuzyOakley.com, a place where I hope you’ll feel at home — comfy enough to share who YOU are and let me know what you’d like to see on this site.

In January 2020, with a change in employment status, I changed the blog from obviously faith-based to more of what some categorize as a “lifestyle blog.”

Jesus is still the foundation of everything I do, but the content will be more general — less “Hey, let’s memorize Scripture together!” and more the kinda stuff I shared when I first started blogging in 2007.

The experts say you have to “niche down” to be successful in the online world, and I get that; if you narrow the definition of your target audience and what you offer those readers, you’ll serve them better because you’re not wasting time on what they don’t need or want. (We all need Jesus, of course, but maybe you specifically would like to see tutorials on creating handmade Christmas cards or ways to set up a household budget, for example.)

So here’s what you’ll see as I drill down on my niche and grow a community of readers who aren’t afraid to tell me what they want so that I can serve them in the best way possible:

Art, crafts, word nerdery, the occasional recipe (gluten- and dairy-free because of my autoimmune disease), a few book reviews and recommendations, printables and tutorials. I’m a certified budget coach, so I’ll give you my best money-saving tips, and I’m a tech nerd, so I’ll show you how to be more efficient in your digital world (I’m the self-proclaimed queen of keyboard shortcuts!).

If you need a virtual assistant who has office-admin and tech skills with a focus on editing and writing (I have more than 30 years’ experience with the latter), please contact me. Feel free to check out my “hire me” page for more info. I’m still working on my rate page, so please be patient with me. 😊

I also published my first book, a Christmas romance, in 2019. I’m writing a prequel, which should be out in the spring of 2020.

I hope you’ll enjoy this site, have a ton of FUN and let me know what you’d like to see more of.

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Now, grab a glass of iced tea or a warm mug of something that puts a smile on your face, and dig in. Thank you for visiting!

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