- 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.
- We are all constantly bombarded with information, a lot of it is really good information too, but the challenge is absorbing it and applying it to the context of our lives and careers.
- Another layer of discovery is curation.
- Curation comes before a chronological list.
- What makes a garden is interesting. It's personal. Things are organized and orderly, but with a touch of chaos around the edges.
- Instead of always being a “performance” level of blogging, it can be a looser more human endeavour that drops the idea of robots sorting the content (in this case simply by date created) and embraces the idea of curation, by me, for you.
“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.”