This week I finally did the daunting task that I have been dreading. I added an accessibility button to the site. I want to say that I’m quite a tech savvy, but building a website has been an uphill battle for me. Luckily, I had nothing to worry about and making my website accessible was nothing compared to figuring out WordPress for the first time. To keep things easy, I watched a video to figure out how to add the accessibility website to guarantee that I was doing all the right steps with visuals. It came together in less than five minutes, and I’m glad I didn’t have to go through the turbulent experience I had with creating my website.
We’re nearing halfway through the semester, and I’m learning to become more consistent with blogging and content creation. I find it difficult to capture everything I want to write about in a focused blog, so this week’s reading was a breath of fresh air. Tanya Basu (2020) describes digital gardens [as] explor[ing] a wide variety of topics and are frequently adjusted and changed to show growth and learning, particularly among people with niche interests. Basu adds that digital gardens are intended for personal motives rather than external factors building a community. I love the concept of digital gardens because it enables you to be free of constraints. Digital gardens are not looking to appeal to an audience but are authentic and “messy”. Similarly to journaling, I love the idea of writing about whatever I am passionate about and letting my thoughts exist in the universe. I love being free of external factors and not having to think about the perception of the reader/audience because digital gardens are not meant to be for others but for yourself.
Basu, T. (2020, September 3). Digital gardens let you cultivate your own little bit of the internet. MIT Technology Review. https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/09/03/1007716/digital-gardens-let-you-cultivate-your-own-little-bit-of-the-internet/