Learning in Public

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This blog/repo is a Digital Garden where I store my thoughts and pieces of information which I find helpful and you may find too.

There is lot of information out there and to remember all or organizing them in notes which often get lost is very difficult. That's why instead of waiting to write a perfect post or store it in my laptop it's good idea to write in public so that everyone can see the progress and can give feedback in the process.

I got this inspiration from Shawn. In his blog he says

Start building a persistent knowledge base that grows over time. At every step of the way: Document what you did and the problems you solved.

Joel describes "digital garden" in his blog

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.

Following article by Maggie Appleton explains digital garden very well.

A Brief History & Ethos of the Digital Garden

Few Notes from her post:

- Gardens lean into this – there is no “final version” on a garden. What you publish is always open to revision and expansion.

  • You’re freed from the pressure to get everything right immediately. You can test ideas, get feedback, and revise your opinions like a good internet citizen.

  • It’s low friction. Gardening your thoughts becomes a daily ritual that only takes a small amount of effort. Over time, big things grow.

  • Some sort of indicator of ‘how’  done is article. Horticulture metaphor:

    • 🌱 Seedlings for very rough and early ideas
    • 🌿 Budding for work I’ve cleaned up and clarified
    • 🌳 Evergreen for work that is reasonably complete (though I still tend these over time).
  • In my posts, I will use similar tags to convey how done is article.