Weekly Journal 96 - Digital Garden

Digital Garden

I’ve been thinking about converting this blog into more of a digital garden. I think the idea of sharing your personal learning online is an interesting concept. Digital gardens are meant to evolve over time. Instead of being a list of articles sorted by date, it’s more like a wiki where articles get created and updated regularly. Unlike a wiki, this wouldn’t be freely editable by other people. I admit that I have some misgivings around sharing my personal notes publicly, but overall I think the benefits outweigh the potential downsides.

So far I haven’t seen much in the way of available tooling outside of using a wiki and limiting who can edit it. I am hoping to find something that has a similar workflow to my blog. I really like keeping everything in git as Markdown-formatted text files, and having an automated process that detects updates to the git repo and automatically publishes the updates. I’d like to avoid anything that puts my data into a proprietary file format or database. Over time I’m assuming I will need to migrate to different tools and I think that process would be easier if everything is in text.

I’m not 100% convinced this is a good idea, so for now I think more research is required.