Notes

My Digital Garden

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.

Garden is usually a place where things grow.

So, my digital garden is a place where my ideas grow. It becomes an intersection of a notebook and a blog, where I share seeds of thoughts to be cultivated in public.

Contrary to a blog, where articles and essays have a publication date and start decaying as soon as they are published, a digital garden is evergreen: It is designed in a way to keep on editing and refining notes.

Another characteristic is the navigation: while a blog may usually be explored in chronological order, it uses bi-directional linking—or at least lots of internal links—to connect notes together. Such interconnection creates a trail of ideas that my readers can follow.

They are a low-stake place where I share ideas that are longer than a tweet, but too immature for a full-on essay.

My notebook is like a personal Wikipedia. There are two ways to navigate it. You can either surf between the recommendations at the bottom of each note or follow the scroll below.


A Handbook on Reading Better

This handbook shares how to read better in an age of information overload. I’ve been updating it consistently throughout my journey, so it’s pretty comprehensive at this stage. (If you have any questions email me)