I see these blog posts in which recognizable individuals show their office or explain their work strategy. I make no claim to being recognizable nor will I provide images of my office (it is presently pretty cool – a three season porch looking out on birch, pines and a lake with a fire burning in the stove), but I thought I might explain how I write for online consumption (not the same as writing textbooks). The tools I use may be of interest to some.
My daily process involves the use of input tools that I use to surface content that I read. I would divide these tools into three categories – social tools (Twitter, Google+) for following specific individuals, an RSS feed I use to follow specific bloggers, and discovery tools that follow topics, but not individuals. As I go through this content, I annotate and move interesting content into Evernote. I mostly write in Evernote. I write when I have time and when something I have found seems interesting. I generate blog posts from individual or multiple inputs and draft these posts in Evernote before generating the final versions in WordPress (my three blogs). Of course, I also search for additional information related to topics I am writing about and sometimes write based my original ideas rather than in response to what I have read. I keep content in Evernote for future reference whether or not I write something. I use Diigo as a social bookmarking site mainly as a way to share resources related to our textbook. I pay for pro/premium Evernote and Diigo accounts to allow for expanded capacity.