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The Problem With Note Taking

The Problem With Note Taking

The issue I have seen is that over the years I have all of these notes that have served a single purpose, but now they sit on a shelf never to see the light of day again. What if there was a method that not only saved them for easy access, but also allowed you to quickly reference them and even build on them in a separate thought,


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Obsidian: The Note Taking Platform That Makes Connections

Obsidian: The Note Taking Platform That Makes Connections

Imagine sitting in physics class and your teacher gives you one of the thousands of formulas used in the class. Now imagine being able to have them searchable, but also being able to connect them to other thoughts later on resulting in you recycling things you learned before rather than having to relearn it. This is how bsidian works.


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Bi-directional Linking

Bi-directional Linking

This is a simple concept where you link two ideas that share a common point. If you were to do this with a pen and paper you would either need quantum post-it tabs connecting multiple notebooks or a lot of string. Similar to the classic pin and string board used to find connections in old crime movies, obsidian looks for reference links you place in your notes to draw connections between 2 or even multiple sets of points together.


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Other Implications

Other Implications

Say you are consolidating a lit of tasks at work and you need updates or have questions regarding certain tasks. You can use obsidian as a running log for those tasks, as well as give each task its own note to reference so to not clutter the updates page. Simply link the task itself, and take your notes under the link.

This becomes useful when you begin closing out tasks, but still want quick access to them later for reference.


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Where To Start?

Where To Start?

One popular option for how to use Obsidian is based on the "Zettelkasten" method or note box in German. Wikipedia summarizes this as "consists of small items of information stored on paper slips or cards that may be linked to each other through subject headings or other metadata such as numbers and tags" which is ideal as you can do this easily as the software offers tag search, as well as easy to use metadata options.


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Where To Learn More

If this is something that has your interest, there are resources out there on YouTube and free-floating on the web that are likely a much better teacher on the subject than I am. I am simply here to relay the knowledge passed to me for allow others to make the same connections I have


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It has been said that writing something down solves more than half of the problem. It has also been said that taking notes improves overall knowledge retention. I take notes on every idea I read on DeepStash. Here is how I do it.


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