Something inbetween a blog, personal notes, twitter and… Actually, you know what? It's exactly what the internet – personal websites – used to be in the 90s.
For me it is also a way of revisiting memories. As they bubble up, I write them down, which makes space for new (err… older) bubbles to float to the surface, where I again catch those, and encase them in the beautiful, glowing, warm amber of… cold digital clean text…
It's a nice way of rummagint through ones damp, dark, sharply edged and metallic memory conduits.
There's heaps of references to the woman that draws, the guy with the manifesto and the guy with not a blog, and the guy that everybody links to with the horizontal web interface gimmick(*) Here's some things I found below the surface:
Everyone should create their own everything i know series – raghuveer.net, Knowledge Continuum
*(I actually think it's a great idea, not a gimmick, but, you know, for dramatic effect…)
There seems to be an overlap of digital gardeners and information systems design people. A lot of articles about how to design information interfaces, the future of the web, wistful articles about Project Xanadu and how we have fucked up and deviated from the original vision of hypertext.
I’ve collected a list of websites which reminded me having a wealth of content is more important than the form it takes, and I decided to stop obsessing over ingenuity in favour of doing something that will exist sooner rather than later
- https://winnielim.org/library/collections/personal-websites-with-a-wealth-of-information/ - personal websites with a wealth of information - is a synonym for digital garden
A core tenet of digital gardening is to forget perfectionism. Your flowers will get pests, your fruit trees will be crooked, snails will eat your flowers, deer will feast upon your berries. A perfectly manicured garden is not what a garden is for. A perfectly manicured garden is obsesion – a garden is for play, relaxing, having shower thoughts.
This post, by Joel Hooks in 2016, is considered the “Manifesto” by many digital gardener, even thought there are precursors like The Garden and The Stream, by Mike Caulfield in 2015 (link), and even the 1998 Hypertext Gardens by Mark Bernstein (link). source: (Bi)Weekly Learning Journal 8 (9/11/2020)