This digital garden is one of my personal projects this year! I’m still learning if there’s a proper way of setting it up.
I realized how unconducive for permanence my past notes were. I literally have too much bookmark managers + mind dumps (thanks Apple Notes, Telegram, Messenger, Mem.ai for keeping up with me).
This digital garden serves as my personal knowledge management system. I’m a really forgetful person who tends to highlight stuff and tbh rarely comes back to them! 😪 I want to overcome the forgetting curve because there’s so much to learn and love. 🌸
What’s a digital garden?
“A digital garden is an online space at the intersection of a notebook and a blog, where digital gardeners share seeds of thoughts to be cultivated in public. Contrary to a blog, where articles and essays have a publication date and start decaying as soon as they are published, a digital garden is evergreen: digital gardeners keep on editing and refining their notes.” Ness Labs
Why build a digital garden?
I love how this garden puts it: Screenshot from: Anthomy Amar
So yeah, what motivated me into building my own garden is how much it offered authenticity and how it opens up to new conversations and ideas with different people. I think it’s a really good way to share ideas–from the most fleshed out and developed ones to the premature atomic ones! I also hope to inspire someone to start their digital garden too! 🪴🍃
“He who works with the door open gets all kinds of interruptions, but he also occasionally gets clues as to what the world is and what might be important.” — Richard Hamming
- How to set up your own digital garden
- A Brief History & Ethos of the Digital Garden
- Building a digital garden
Other Helpful Links on Getting Started
- PKM Primer: An Introduction to Personal Knowledge Management for Creatives
- A Beginner’s Guide to the Zettelkasten Method Still trying to learn how to integrate this to my system 😶🌫️
- How To Take Evergreen Notes (Part 4 In Series)
- The Second Brain - A Life-Changing Productivity System
- Building a Second Brain: An Overview