A Non-Technical Guide To Set Up Digital Garden With Obsidian For Free

Publish your obsidian notes online for free

Prakash Joshi Pax
6 min readMar 15, 2022


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Digital Gardens are in rage these days. But Why? There are multiple reasons. First, unlike blogs, they don’t need to be polished. They are simply your thoughts and ideas in progress. You are not scared to show your half-finished ideas in public because they are still evolving.

They are imperfect by design. It helps writers to think clearly and find more depth in their ideas. You don’t talk to a large audience with a digital garden. Instead, you talk to yourself.

Most digital gardens don’t have many navigational links. Rather they are assisted by interlinking between different notes. So for the very few people who visit your garden, they can let their curiosity guide them instead of having algorithms or purposely crafted navigations.

But how do you actually create a digital garden? If you are a non-technical person like me, in this article I will show you how you can set up your own digital garden with obsidian. There is also an easier alternative to this method called Obsidian Publish but it costs $20/month. This method will not cost you any money and is extremely easy.

To find out how your digital garden will look at the end, you can check out my digital garden here: notes.prakashjoshipax.com

Set up digital garden with obsidian
My digital garden

By the end of this article, you will have created a personal space on the internet for your thinking.

Here are the things that we will need to set up your digital garden

  • Github account
  • Digital garden Jekyll template
  • Netlify account
  • Github desktop app
  • SyncToy

Step 1: Setting Up Github Account With Template

The first step is to have a GitHub account. If you don’t have one, you can create one from here.

After you have a Github account, you will need to add the Jekyll template to your GitHub account…



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