My Digital Garden
March 5, 2022, Reading time: 2 minutes
For me this website is a beautiful publicly available snapshot of my second brain but with a twist between the chaos streams and the cultivated performance.
I always wanted to create something where I can just express myself in the way I want to..
🌱 Plant: By hunting down interesting ideas and taking notes.
🌳 Grow: By refining notes and connecting them with others.
🍇 Harvest: By composing new ideas through Creative Remixing..
I call this the Collect, Connect and Create Process.
- A personal repository of notes
- A personal website
- A blog
- A wiki
- A place where I can BE.. Free
No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.
A digital garden is a place on the web where you’ll find all kinds of digital bits of information more or less related to each other. Like a natural garden, a digital garden is something that grows and changes over time. It’s never completely done.
Digital gardens provide an alternative to chronological streams such as blogs and social media. Streams are great for finding out what’s happening and whats new now. But they’re lousy for organizing information. Also, streams are terrible for longevity. Once stuff gets pushed down off the top of the stream, it disappears. Digital gardens are places where you can organize information and keeping information available over the long term.
After a while thinking about this idea, I realized that we’re talking here about the old, 90s “personal website.” People back then would create websites devoted to their favorite bands, or hobbies, or just their own lives and interests. Eventually these got swallowed up by Wikipedia, Google and the various social media sites.
Digital gardens are exciting to me, personally, because they solve a couple of problems that I’ve been thinking about for years.