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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).

Qualities of a Digital Garden

  • Organised by contextual relationships
  • Learning in public
  • Imperfection
  • Playful, personal & experimental
  • Diverse content mediums (videos, podcasts, short notes, long essays, sketches, ...)
  • Independent ownership
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About this Garden

Purpose

The purpose of this garden is to be a blueprint for creating on the web. Tools & notes analysing design, engineering, copywriting, story-telling, ... It aims to explain things as simply as possible. Content is thought of as poetry, every word costs.

Status

A status is assigned to each piece of content:

SeedNew content planted less than a year ago.
SproutContent planted over a year ago & regularly tended.
MatureContent planted over 2 years ago & regularly tended.
DecayingContent that hasn’t been tended in over a year.
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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 the best way to communicate. Front-end developer.

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