What is a digital garden?
One must cultivate one's own garden — Austin Kleon
Notes on the use of a digital garden.
Different modes of thought:
- the garden is something you tend, cultivate, it's an ongoing investment, more evergreen, timeless
- a blog is an ongoing investment, yes, but in a different sense - each post is of the hear and now, removed from the home page by time
The two are separate but connected: feeding and fertilizing one another, at least that's how it should be. Not everything is ready to be a blog post, not everything should be a blog post and trying to make everything "fit" just because there's nowhere else to put it is wrong.
Value exists beyond simply hitting Publish:
- aide memoire
- note to self
It's not the individual pieces that make it what it is but the connections and threads.