Blogs, Gardens, and Thinking Aloud in Public

Created on November 12, 2023 at 11:33 am

Blogs, Gardens, and Thinking Aloud ORG in Public by Bix Frankonis In this post, Bix ruminates on blogging vs digital gardens, vs the polish a “blog” is expected to have. Read Post →

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

PERSON 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 PERSON 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% PERCENT 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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