🐫Digital Garden

Digital garden is a metaphor and a practice for a digital resource such as a website, usually managed (“grown”) by one person. Its content is usually placed not chronologically, but in a different way. Incompleteness of content units such as articles is pretty common. An unfinished article is a sapling, and the webmaster is a gardener.

A digital garden is a sort of a personal website.

See цифровой сад for more information in Russian.

Some gardens and personal wikis:

See the rest of personal sites, some of them being digital gardens, at links>/tag/personal_site.

Agora aggregates digital gardens.

What to keep? 2022-07-22

Maybe I should delete everything related to things I dislike from my digital garden? Make it a bouncespace with smiles and joy


I don't think you should delete things that you once liked, and no longer do, I think you should just write that you're ideas about this thing changed instead.


J3s has an interesting take:

to me, it feels wrong. i don't write for meticulous care & growth, i write because i'm desperate to (connect, understand, remember, leave something behind)

it reminds me that i'll die someday & i want people to remember who i was, and how i thought. i leave tracings of myself in this abyss, hoping that it'll help other people. it's fragments of me.

that's no garden. it's a mortal abyss. and i find a lot of meaning staring into it.

Heh nice the digital garden metaphor makes an appearance in Free, Fair and Alive


FluxGarden is a proprietary tool for maintaining a digital garden developed and sold by Bill Seitz.