An open database of unfinished blog posts. Think like the roam database or Wiki, but open to the public.
Sometimes links are broken, that's a feature not a bug. Part of writing in this style is to create connections that surprise you. One technique to facilitate this is to include links to pages that don't exist yet. When they come into being they will already be part of a larger graph of ideas.
Why A Digital Garden?
Digital Garden's combine a few different ideas. The first is evergreen notes. Notes in a digital garden are meant to be edited, refined, added to, and updated over time. They accumulate across time and across projects. Second is synthesis. Since the structure of a digital garden grows organically, you hope to discover connections between ideas you otherwise wouldn't have. Combining and refining ideas are core to creativity, since everything is a remix.
Thirdly, digital gardens tend to be online, and function as a way to learn in public.
Since notes can be more "raw" than articles or larger forms of work, I also find they help with prolific creation. Keeping a digital garden gives me a way to get ideas out into the world faster.
- Tom Critchlow - Building a Digital Garden
- Ness Labs - Getting Started With TiddlyWiki: A beginner's Tutorial
- Tom Critchlow - Thread of Digital Garden Ideas
- mentalnodes.com - Inspiration for this digital garden.
- Tom Critchlow Wikifolder
- XXIIVV wiki - Visually stunning
- Yak Collective Roam - community run, public Roam database.
- Directory of Digital Gardens
- Visakanv's Open Roam Database
- Andy's Matuschak's Working Notes - Great resources in here about taking notes and digital gardening.