Of Digital Streams, Campfires and Gardens
Of Digital Streams, Campfires and Gardens

Of Digital Streams, Campfires and Gardens

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Jun 27, 2021 4:23 PM
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Of Digital Streams, Campfires and Gardens
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I consume & produce information as follows: Streams - mostly Twitter for me, this is where fast twitch information discovery happens. The firehose of content. But with an undercurrent of creating new connections. While I’m slightly over-consuming here I can’t kick the habit because of so many incredible connections that have come from it. Campfires - mostly blogging for me, though I know some folks gather around private slack groups too. My blog functions as a digital campfire (or a series of campfires) that are slower burn but fade relatively quickly over the timeframe of years. Connection forming, thinking out loud, self referencing and connection forming. This builds muscle, helps me articulate my thinking and is the connective tissue between ideas, people and more. While I’m not a daily blogger I’ve been blogging on and off for 10+ years. Gardens - This is the wiki layer Michael references above and I don’t think I have any real solution here. Where is the tool to curate, connect and explore information? Where is my personal learning curriculum? This decades-spanning project of information sensemaking is missing for me but seems appealing. Are.na, Pinboard, Evernote and Pocket all fill some portion of this gap for me but none of them are building a garden I can maintain…

Tags: digital garden

Note: need to think of how this applies to me