# 🧠 Notetaking
[[Ideation and brainstorming]]
[[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]]
- [[BOOK - How to Take Smart Notes - Sönke Ahrens]]
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)
- 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)