Organizing Resources and handwritten notes - fighting collector's fallacy again
after about two months of using a digital Zettelkasten-Software, i recognize that i often don't sit down and transfer my (usually handwritten) notes to the system. Well, i kind of always had a problem when it comes to "thinking about thinking" or thinking about how to name my files and stuff.
That's why i wanted to ask about your system of archiving your notes and ressources. Maybe you can help me with finding a very simple one (i dont mind big folders, i mind a system which falls apart if i lose track of precision for a week)
Here is my workflow right now:
I listen to a podcast, read a book or just sit in the park and write down some notes. I always write the date down as well. Sometimes i end my notes with a question or with a first try of linking it to "older" thoughts.
In the ideal case (a problem right now) i transfer some thoughts into my Zettelkasten when i get back home or find the time.
All these notes go into one of 3 folders standing on my desk (general content, competition law, fictional writing project). The reason is that i might look at notes concerning competition law very frequently and don't want them to be mixed up with a big big pile of psychology or meditation. To find notes again, i have a calendar on top of these folders ("page 0").
-> Do you think this is effective long term? Are some of these steps unnecessary?
One second big problem about this process right now is that i prefer working offline, but i am dependent on online-resources very often, especially when it comes to my job. I also have to work with Microsoft Word for the job. My idea right now is to just have three main pc folders (apart from my documents like Insurance Bills or stuff): "Projects right now", "Finished projects", "Read Next" and "May never".
A project would consist of "drafts" and "resources".
Thanks for any advice Ps: I consider writing a Doctoral Thesis someday and (over-)organizing is my biggest enemy for sure. So thank you VERY MUCH for any advice
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