21 Oct 2023
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.