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Platform agnostic ideas that may help your PKM process. They may feature a software, but I think they apply to more than a single platform.
Vicky on using templates in your note taking process. It’s focused on Obsidian, but the template ideas can apply to any software.
Matt Ragland talked about Building a Second Brain. I’ve got an hour-long video coming of processing my notes on the book. Watch for that in the next week or so.
Scott talks about extracting material while reading. While I hate the term, his idea of the “neo-intellectual life” is interesting. I’d love to read/write/video as my main thing.
I took a look at Building a Second Brain by Tiago Forte. This week I’ll have an hour-long video of processing my notes in the book.
I like this suggestion of putting a tab at the footnotes section of a book so you can refer to it quickly when you see a footnote you want to track down.
Interesting discussion on interlinking notes and hierarchy. Does get a bit heated, but nothing crazy.
What about a note-taking device that has no internet connection?
Do these note-taking apps even help? This is related to Remnote but it’s a good question.
Some suggestions on good forums for talking about taking notes.
Because we’re all lookin to expand our minds a bit.
This was an interesting article on how rating systems at work are self-exploitation as we try to get higher rankings. It relates to this other paper which talks about given different inputs a knowledge worker should get a different output as things are filtered through their own unique ideas and notes. The paper also extends to corporations using our “digital copy” as a monetization source.
I’ve always admired Cory’s sharing of his mental health journey. This is an article about the burnout he suffered. I note he is only working 20 hours a week and not sure he could go back. I only work about 25 – 30 hours a week for “others”. The rest of my time is for my own creative pursuits (YouTube, writing). Sometimes I don’t even feel like doing that and just go for a ride. I think we work way too much and would all benefit from pulling way back.
This was an excellent video on self-care. Just like kayaking is self-care for the poster, cycling during the day is self-care for me.
On being busy and taking a step back from social media. I’m also taking a step back from it lately.
Here is a Github repository with scripts for DEVONthink automation and you can find an interview with the owner on the DEVONthink blog.
Shu gives a tour of Napkin, which uses AI to help with your notes.
Collaboration is possible in NotePlan, but it does require a working knowledge of Git.
Here is an odd photo bug in the free version of Craft.
Marshall took a look at customizing your documents.
If you’re looking for a starter vault, check out the Obsidian Starter Kit.
An Obsidian Habit Tracker you may actually use.
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