January 14th, 2021

Digital Gardens

This popped up on MIT Tech Review and got me thinking about my website. I was already quite interested in Zettelkasten , and Digital Gardens are very similar.

The Garden and the Stream: A Technopastoral was a good read, but I can't find Mike Caulfield's garden to have a look at, which is a shame.

For this site, I'd like to get better at adding articles more often. I should make more regular smaller changes. I've also been working on a site generator which I'd like to add support for backlinks to.

I'd previously thought of my notes as immutable, but it's an odd restriction and one that I won't be continuing. Knowledge changes, we grow, and my notes should reflect that. I don't want to stubbornly cling on to my first understanding of something, and my notes should reflect that. Just like a garden, sometimes you need to weed, replant and trim back so that things can flourish.

Maggie Appleton has a nice website , and a great set of resources on GitHub.