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.
Andy’s working notes From Andy Matuschak’s main site:
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.