My website is a digital garden. What does that mean?
A collection of thoughts, ideas, highlights, annotations, quotes, summaries, and notes that are richer than a tweet, but lack the timestamped nature of a blog post or published essay. (What are digital gardens? – Chuck Grimmett)
A digital garden is an online space at the intersection of a notebook and a blog, where digital gardeners share seeds of thoughts to be cultivated in public. Contrary to a blog, where articles and essays have a publication date and start decaying as soon as they are published, a digital garden is evergreen: digital gardeners keep on editing and refining their notes. (How to set up your own digital garden - Ness Labs)
A digital garden is a collection of imperfect notes, essays, and ideas growing slowly over time. (Maggie Appleton)
I write about what I'm thinking about
I am taking notes in my daily life, about subjects I'm interested in. This website is essentially a compilation of those notes which I deem OK to publish.
Content is upgraded over time
Some of my notes are pretty rough bulleted lists of ideas. I cycically revisit various topics and refine or correct the notes over time.
This relieves much of the pressure I'd feel if I commited to a blog publishing schedule, but still allows me to frequently update the site.
The content is reference material for me...
... which I also think may be useful for others.
I'm not sure if I like the content structure
Am I organizing my thoughts and notes well? I don't know. It'll change over time. Maybe.