What is a Digital Garden?

A digital garden is like a personal wiki and a knowledge database of thoughts and ideas. Similar to a traditional garden, a digital one will also container various kinds of content (plants), of which may even be unrelated to each other. Ideas are not refined, thoughts are not tailored. Here is an excellent write-up about the history of digital gardens

Twitter, for some, is also equivalent to a digital garden. It lets you share thoughts and ideas with everyone. But how often do you go back to those tweets? Not often. That’s why you need a space for your ideas on the internet that you own. Check out Digital gardens let you cultivate your own little bit of the internet post by MIT technology review

Dont Steal from others

Have some dignity. Dont just fork or copy contents from other peoples gardens and deploy them to make it look like your own. Create your own. These are not just Notes, these are lifelong knowledge base or second brain of someone they were treasuring for decades to come. Feel to explore them thats why they were published and not for stealing.

How to create your own Digital Garden

I use obsidian to write down notes and interlink them to get fancy graph view. Basically these are just markdown files. You can use any markdown note taking app.

To deploy your own you can either use Obsidian Digital Garden Plugin which lets you deploy your garden using vercel and github or Quartz

Although I deployed my DevOps Notes serperately using obsidian plugin. This Garden Uses Quartz.

Where to find more gardens.

Honestly just Google Digital Gardens and you will find lots of results. Though here are some places I found worth mention.

Building your own digital garden is not a fad. It’s a necessity. Tools like Roam Research, Obsidian and Notion provided means to interlink content, even over a graphical way. Still not sold? Check out The Digital Garden by Josh Branchaud.

Start collecting your ideas 💡, curate thought provoking & interesting content 💬  and learn.