100 Days to Offload, Day 10 – Digital gardens

It's a cloudy day today, and cloudy days make me feel... relaxed. Also, I haven't fiddled with any new software or system today. So for the tenth day of the 100 Days to Offload blogging challenge, I'll just muse briefly about the concept of digital gardens.

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Recently, I kept coming across the idea of a digital garden. First it was this, then this, and then this, all by Josh Branchaud on DEV. Later, this article from Ness Labs came up in my feed, followed later by this post by Ton Zijlstra.

Reading about the idea, I'm reminded of Dan MacKinlay's public notebooks, as well as a public Zettelkasten I once came across.

It's an interesting idea, but I don't think I'll try it for now. From personal experience, it's plenty of work to maintain and update a website, especially if you don't host it on your own server, and you code all webpages by hand. Even if I get past those hurdles, the fact is that I already have my blog here on WriteFreely, which I like very much, and I don't want to maintain two websites at the same time. But who knows, maybe in the future, I'll feel confident enough to start my own digital garden.

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(May 4, 2020 – Found the missing link to the public Zettelkasten by chance, and promptly added it.)

(May 5, 2020 – Added the Creative Commons license.)

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