Alisa Bacon - Interview With a Creator vol. 1 | #84
On her digital garden and how it has an impact on her creative process
I knew Alisa through Warde’s Slack. She works on multiple projects online. One of her main projects is working on her digital garden. She collects ideas and capture on her digital garden, which helps her to write essays on topics that she is interested in. She also collects book notes and journal there.
You can find her work on:
What brought you to start making your digital garden?
I got interested in digital gardens after reading Maggie Appleton's post about them. At the time, I was kind of in a slump about my internet presence. I liked being online, but I was getting sick of social media and the ways I derived validation from it. I considered blogging, but I didn't feel like I had enough content to keep it alive.
Digital gardens are more about growing and connecting pieces of content over time, rather than pushing out disjointed posts chronologically. And this ethos really spoke to me: it felt like a low-stakes way of getting my ideas out there in a way that works for me without the pressure of feeling polished or final. I felt like gardens really fit the niche I was looking for, and they also helped me realize that I have full freedom about how I show up online.
I really like how it looks. Tell us about your process of making it. What was the most difficult part to get through?