21 Oct 2023 | ~2 minute read

Bix talks about digital gardens vs the traditional blog. Honestly, I don't really get the former.

The whole concept of a “digital garden” just seems like a shit-tonne of work that I really don't need rattling around my brain.

The phrase "digital garden" is a metaphor for thinking about writing and creating that focuses less on the resulting "showpiece" and more on the process, care, and craft it takes to get there.

Joel Hooks

Yeah, don’t get it. I write a post, publish it, then rarely edit it again. Reading about what a digital garden is makes me feel like those who have embraced the contecept have simply moved the onus of content curation from the computer/database, to their brain.

Screw that. Between the search function, the next/prev links at the bottom of every post, and linked tags, I think content curation is fine on this site and I really don’t need that burden rattling around my grey matter.

Also, this idea that “a blog should be highly polished” isn’t a thing, in my opinion. That’s a desire that’s instigated by the site owner - they have 100% control over that.

I’ve mentioned many times that I think a personal blog should be rough around the edges, just like this one. 🙃

So yeah, I don't get the whole “digital garden” thing. This is a great read by Bix, that subsequently links to lots of other good reads too.

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