Second Brain vs Digital Garden

Second Brain vs Digital Garden

JOnathan duMonT

What is the distinction between a blog, a second brain, and a digital garden?

To be short and possibly inaccurate

🗄️ A Blog

A blog is an online journal or informational website displaying information in reverse chronological order, with the latest posts appearing first. It is a platform where a writer or even a group of writers shares their views on an individual subject. It can be used as a digital personal journal, as well as for marketing, expressing opinions, and sharing ideas.

🧠 A Second Brain

Second brain is a phrase used to describe a system of knowledge organization that is used to store and develop ideas outside the traditional notebook or digital note-taking app. It is a way of collecting and connecting information that is meaningful and easy to access. It is often used by creative professionals and entrepreneurs to capture ideas, plans, and inspiration.

🌱 A Digital Garden

A digital garden is a collection of notes, ideas, and resources that are organized in a way that allows them to grow and evolve. It is a way of exploring and learning about a topic in an organic, non-linear way. It is typically used by people who are looking to develop a more in-depth understanding of a subject or to explore a new area of interest.

A non-exhaustive list to inspire you

  • Joel Hooks: mostly about programming, with a great manifesto on digital gardening