What is a Digital Garden?
A digital garden is an approach to publishing personal knowledge on the web. Different than a blog that contains polished articles in reverse chronological order. Digital gardens are more like work-in-progress wikis. A collection of unrefined, incomplete ideas that grow & evolve over time through constant tending (editing, rewriting & revising).
Key qualities of a digital garden:
- Organised by contextual relationships
- Learning in public
- Playful, personal & experimental
- Diverse content mediums (videos, podcasts, short notes, long essays, sketches, ...)
- Independent ownership
This garden assigns a status to each piece of content:
|Seed||A new idea recently planted.|
|Sprout||Content planted less than a year ago & regularly tended.|
|Mature||Content planted over a year ago & regularly tended.|
|Decaying||Content that hasn’t been tended in over a year.|
About the Author
I was a teacher who couldn’t find the tools needed to do my job, so I started making my own. I use my knowledge of pedagogy to learn & teach. I believe stories are our best learning tool. The purpose of this garden is to be a living notebook about web development.