👨🌾 Cultivating My Digital Garden
Over the course of a few months, I’ve discovered several posts on Hacker News promoting the idea of digital gardens. I’ll be the first to admit I don’t completely grasp the concept of a digital garden or the process that goes into cultivating a successful one. But I do have somewhat of an understanding of the fundamental principal of digital gardening; that of publicly learning and cultivating ideas. Whether I’m jumping on the most recent digital trend or beginning a journey down an enlightened path is yet to be seen.
What Do I Plant In My Digital Garden? #
This unquestionably is the area I struggled most when deciding whether I should construct a digital garden or not. I know the goal is to share the things I learn with others, but what areas do I focus on? Is the purpose of a digital garden to highlight my professional or personal development? Is it considered a faux pas to combine the two together? Ultimately I can include whatever I desire to, but the fear of presenting myself as unknowledgeable on a subject frightens me. In this online world of subject matter experts is a willingness to learn enough to garner the respect of the public or must one only present themselves as an expert?
Who Will Visit My Digital Garden? #
I would like to think my digital garden serves as a bastion of knowledge for the world to enjoy. But I know this isn’t realistic. I’m not completely certain anyone will visit let alone know this garden exists. Should this be the case I’ll however continue to cultivate my digital garden because after all this is to serve as my personal reservoir of knowledge the world is welcome to enjoy.