About My Garden

Often I find small bits of information and knowledge that I want to keep track of. Sometimes this bits are also valuable to others. However, writing full-blown, polished blog posts is too much effort or just too much work.

I’m keeping a lot of notes in Bear. I love that app. However, I think some of my notes are also interesting for others. So you’ll find no full-blown blog posts here, but rather bits of information that I want to share with the world because I think they’re interesting. Or perhaps there are more people out there who’re interested in the same things as I am and we can learn from each other. So now I’m trying this new thing, creating a…

Digital Garden

A garden is a collection of evolving ideas that aren’t strictly organised by their publication date. They’re inherently exploratory – notes are linked through contextual associations. They aren’t refined or complete - notes are published as half-finished thoughts that will grow and evolve over time. They’re less rigid, less performative, and less perfect than the personal websites we’re used to seeing.
— source https://maggieappleton.com/garden-history

Every item in a garden has a status, normally something like seeding, growing and evergreen. However, I’ve decided to also add declining. These are articles that once were evergreens but are now overtaken by time. In some cases I care enough about it to tend them (make them relevant again), but sometimes I don’t know enough about it anymore or just don’t care that much about it anymore. I don’t think those articles should be removed from the internet (and my garden), but it must also be clear that they’re no longer relevant.

Definition (somewhat) of the garden statuses

To start I’ll use the following definitions for the statuses of my garden, based on Maggie Appleton’s Six Patterns of Gardening:

🌱 Seeding for very rough and early ideas
🌿 Growing for articles that are more then just a list or some links, but still need some work.
🌳 Evergreen for articles that are reasonably complete (though I still tend these over time).
🍂 Declining for articles that are no longer relevant or useful but I will keep for historical reasons.