# 🧠 Notetaking #🧠 [[Ideation and brainstorming]] [[🕸️ Writing]] [[2022-05-25]] (or so?) I have become quite accustomed at writing multiple types of documents: - Daily logs, see [[ZK - 5f1c - Use routines to get over starting block]] - Longer form thoughts document like this one, about a specific topic. I call these BRAIN for brainstorm - Small snippets of writing for either twitter or slack or emails - ZK atomic notes - Blog articles / writing drafts - List of things What I am after is combining these documents into something living, similar to [Evergreen notes](https://publish.obsidian.md/andymatuschak/Andy+Matuschak/Evergreen+notes) . An important part of this process is recall and reworking the graph, which is something I haven't really done until now. This means that when I start writing an article, I should spend some effort into connecting and collecting the nuggets, as described in [[BOOK - Weinberg on Writing - Gerald M Weinberg]]. ## Experiment with the workflow A switch from Bear to Obsidian is a big change. It is tempting to get deep into a structured workflow, see what other people use. To a degree, this is important. I found some good ideas looking at some of the videos of the [[📓 Linking your thinking conference ]], reading a few obsidian published vaults online. I find it quite easy to just go with my own flow as well. Importing the notes from Bear wasn't too complicated, although I do need to think about the tag structure. I want to replace it with links, and just keep a few simple emoji tags for the status of notes, as seen in [My 2020 Comprehensive Obsidian Workflow for Zettelkasten and Evergreen Notes](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ewhfok91AdE&t=18s) . This seems quite elegant to me. Some of the concepts I am stealing from Matuschak are - [[ZK - Use an inbox for ideas and writings]] ## See also [[ZK - 5e3c - Creative work should be more like editing]] ## Notes - [[BOOK - How to Take Smart Notes - Sönke Ahrens]] ## Links A long article by Richard Meadows about taking notes. His process is - Collect (marginalia, highlights, etc...) - Curate (decide which are worth entering into the system) - Combine (combine and bounce against existing knowledge) - Conflict (look for dissonance, criticism, inconsistencies) - Create (use them in real life, in a work) - [Notes on Note Taking: How to Read a Book](https://thedeepdish.org/how-to-read-a-book/) The beauty of an absolutely obsessive notetaking workflow: - [The Obsessive Note Taker: A Day in the Life](https://breakingproduct.substack.com/p/the-obsessive-note-taker-a-day-in) ## Log [[2022-07-31]] - Added link to thedeepdish - Added link to [The Obsessive Note Taker: A Day in the Life](https://breakingproduct.substack.com/p/the-obsessive-note-taker-a-day-in)