Beyond the name, however, there’s the very ephemeral nature of blog postings. Short bursts of writing that might be interesting when they are read – but quickly age. I find writing too hard to want to spend it on things that disappear.
“I find writing too hard to want to spend it on things that disappear” – I love that as a little epigram for why you might want a digital garden.
Martin calls the blog and wiki combo his bliki.
Like a blog, it allows me to post short thoughts when I have them. Like a wiki it will build up a body of cross-linked pieces that I hope will still be interesting in a year’s time.
As a word, I’m not so keen on ‘bliki’ (although back then Martin didn’t like the word ‘blog’, and well here we are now, I don’t give it a second thought).
But blikis as a concept – I’m all in.