A digital garden is a sort of personal wiki, where one’s ideas can be stored, linked, and indexed. It is closely related to the Zettelkasten , and “second brain” ideas.
It can be put to a lot of uses, and I’m still figuring out what I want to do with mine. I do want to keep one for sure, however.
@swyx has a great page on Digital Garden Terms of Service ∊ swyx.io, where he outlines some expectations for digital garden visitors and gardeners.
Ideas for my garden
- I like Maggie Appleton’s tagging of notes as seedling/budding/evergreen. Steal that.
- I like the three-piece layout from Neil’s Digital Garden
- Make sure there is an abundance of small notes and index pages
Other people’s gardens
Here’s a list of people’s gardens I’ve found online. Quite a few come from this twitter thread.
Maggie Appleton Incredibly professional looking. Great for inspiration/input but not close to my goals in itself. I like her tagging each note as Seedling/Budding/Evergreen
Chris Biscardi’s Digital Garden Very curated, professional looking, but somehow still hard to get to the interesting stuff. Looks good but not really my style.
Hi! I’m a software engineer, designer, and researcher. I work on technologies that expand what people can think and do.
I really like this. I love the ideas presented and it honestly feels like a set of working, mostly evergreen notes. I will be coming back to this.
My Brain - Aengus McMillin Looks interesting, but somewhat hard to navigate and light on content. Maybe I should come back to this.
Your friend Joel’s digital garden I like the stuff presented here relating to digital gardens but the rest of the content is not really my thing. Also, I can’t find the small notes which is what I find most interesting.
Neil’s Digital Garden (DoubleLoop) I absolutely adore this. This is goals (as the kids say). Especially like the three-piece layout.