Good question, firstly I tend to have many levels of blogging and online personal learning networks depending upon the context and reasons. Here are a few below and the reasons will all be very logical and reasonable.
– Google Keep is my though bucket a private space where all my to dos go, shopping lists, check list, research notes etc.
– My OU Blog space is set up for public view with all my study notes from my PG study on MA(ODE)(Open).
– I have a further setting built in to the OU blog for ‘my eyes only’ ie personal notes and peer feedback from forum study.
– I did try to use Blogger but failed miserably, this one is closed down.
– WordPress is my public space that I have just revived from the ashes with the phoenix rising.
– Flickr is my photography legacy page as I love to take photos.
– Instagram for social media related arts/galleries/ things I like. Incidentally I deleted my account due to the T&Cs, however after reactivating this, all my pictures were intact, how spooky.
– Pinterest – again recently revived and all my saved images are all intact.
– Twitter for Ed Tech and motivational CPD.
– Linkedin work related professional development at work and for all previous work colleagues and companies that I have worked at.
– Facebook RIP Cambridge Analytica.
– OpenLearn/FutureLearn for curating CPD content for Teaching Assistant roles and computer programming skills.
– Mendeley, ScienceDirect, Google Scholar, Cite Them Right for referencing useful Ed Tech research papers.
– Slack for cross team communications (sometimes better than email).
– Trello good for project management and task status check ins.
– RSS feeds – aggregates useful information in one place.
– SoundCloud and BBC Sounds app – recently toying with podcasts.
– Blinkist – recently started using and gives nuggets of useful blinks of books and podcasts.
Over to you, how do you blog or utilise online digital tools?