Surfing the web I found a new amazing philosophy in our digital era!
The blogger movement of Digital Gardeners.
I read a lot about and a like it. So I continued to read and to learn.
On this philosophy We decided to build this blog and hope It’ll be a good one.
What is a Digital Garden?
It is a blog, sure, but it is also a wiki. It’s a spot where I can post ideas, snippets, resources, thoughts, collections, and other bits and pieces that I find interesting and useful.
Why I choose a Digital Garden?
Chronologically sorted pages of posts aren’t how people actually use the internet.(My blog is a digital garden, not a blog – Joel Hooks)
Internet is a network! So we use it as it has to be.
We search and follow pieces of information by links and connections.
This is the reason why we use search engines every single time we need something. Because We can’t find an index list like books.
Then, if it’s not about a personal journal or a narrative story, it is a smart way for authors and readers to navigate between blog contents.
It’s not easy of course the first time, because everyone has his personal style.
Philosophy of Digital Garden
Just like plants in the garden I’ve got posts that are in various stages of growth and nurturing. Some might wither and die, and others (like this one you are reading) will flourish and provide a source of continued for the gardener and folks in community that visit.(My blog is a digital garden, not a blog – Joel Hooks)
J. Hook also writes that curation comes before a chronological list.
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.(A Brief History & Ethos of the Digital Garden – Maggie Appleton)
Who are digital gardeners?
- Amy Hoy
- Tom Critchlow
- Joel Hooks
- Maggie Appleton
She is a blogger and writes on the web from the 1993. In this article, she surveys the origin of Blogs and evolution until now.
Tom Critchlow’s it’s amazing. I really like the homepage.
It’s simple, but it shows you how much deep is the website in a map.
A good one!
Joel Hook write a lot about, and He explains what methods and tools he uses.
I discovered everything from Maggie’s blog. Her style and design in building her piece of digital space is unique.
More digital gardens to find
I post here a short list of Digital gardeners I like. But the movement it’s really huge now and there are a lot of personal wikis and gardens.
Below, a way to find more about: