Gardening is not just collecting
One of the advantages of the digital medium is that it allows to have evergreen notes, that can change and evolve as time passes and new insight is gained. This is an extension to The Luhmann method, in which notes are static.
If we put our own voice on each note (as opposed to quoting by copy/pasting), then the most part of the work is done. We can go from content consumers to content producers simply by putting thought and our context into what we write (see: hermeneutic circle, lower the barrier to writing).
These are the other notes that link to this one.