Personal Wikis

planted: 24/07/2021last tended: 27/11/2021

To me, a personal wiki is (currently) a kind of digital form of a commonplace book - that is, an electronic scrapbook to record my thoughts along with snippets of things I see or hear elsewhere.

The purpose is to help me note-take, organise my thoughts, and think through new things. A type of personal knowledge management, I suppose.

I like the idea of calling a personal wiki a digital commonplace book, as there is lots of history to draw on from commonplace books.

I tend to use commonplace book, personal wiki, and knowledge base fairly interchangebly.

1. Wiki content

What do you put in a personal wiki?

2. Audience of a personal wiki

3. Why have one?

I find writing too hard to want to spend it on things that disappear

– Martin Fowler (What is a Bliki)

4. How should you structure a personal wiki?

5. Personal textbooks

6. How personal is a personal wiki?

7. Wikis I like

Some personal wikis for inspiration.

8. Wiki tooling

9. Wikis as hypertext

10. Elsewhere

10.2. In the Agora

10.3. Mentions

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