Amelia picks up the phone and calls her buddy Sven. He always has good ideas, being from Svedan and all.
Amelia: Yo, Sven.
Amelia: I have to write this stupid blog post today and I’m drawing a total blank. Ideas?
Sven: Well, I wrote one last week about an article I read on mythical Svedish unicorns. But that makes sense because my job is cryptozoologist at the Karlstad Zoo. Since you’re an archivist, why don’t you write about something in your collection?
Now that Amelia has an idea, she needs to do some information gathering. First, she pulls up a finding aid.
Amelia: This biographical data is pretty well written (go me!). It’ll make a great base for my blog post.
Amelia: Perfect! I’ll use the bio paragraph and then write a few sentences about the object and photos. I better go take a picture of the object.
Scenario 2: Boo! Amelia has not been able to find any related objects. She decides to look on the interwebs for related material.
Amelia writes her blog post, checks it for errors, and places everything in the appropriate folder (after naming it, of course).
Be sure to check back next Friday for the second installment of our miniseries.