Digital gardens are conscious rejections of the web as a stream. They embrace a web which is non-ephemeral and builds value over time and with continued investment.
Looking at a website this way also helps to “get rid of” the publish button, in that publishing frequently and without discretion is entirely the point.
- Topography over timelines
- Continuous growth
- Learning in public and imperfection
- Playful, personal, and experimental
- Intercropping and content diversity
- Independent ownership
- A Brief History & Ethos of the Digital Garden by Maggie Appleton
- 🌱 My blog is a digital garden, not a blog by Joel Hooks
- Building a digital garden by Tom Critchlow
- How the Blog Broke the Web by Amy Hoy
Maggie Appleton has collected a handy open source directory of digital gardens on GitHub.