Just not getting it — need help.
I can't say how many articles I've read, which maybe is the problem, but there's still a conceptual gap, or maybe a resistance from leaving traditional organizational systems, which might be keeping me from moving fwd.
Let's say I'm reading an online article on how to use the how to use Zettlekasten method. Ok, great, let me apply the system on the article. Normally, I clip this article into Notion or Obsidian and start marking it up: highlighting passages, bolding, taking a few notes in my own words. I assume this would now be a "Literature Note" (or is that not correct?).
Now for my Permanent Note, using one note per concept. So is this entire article one concept or does that break down into multiple notes? E.g. Note 1: The true purpose of note-taking. Note 2. Fleeting Notes 3. Literature Notes. 4. Permanent Notes, and so on.
Then somehow all those notes get linked to an index or broader topic note called The Zettlekasten Method in which all those above notes are linked, plus other notes? What if I read a 2nd article on the same topic that covers some of the same ground, but might provide a further insight? I might have two Fleeting Notes that are permanent notes with two different sources but the same or similar title. It seems like it all gets convoluted fast.
When reading literature or non-fiction, how many notes might a book have? Wouldn't each chapter or subchapter potentially be it's own idea? Is this how you do it? Or do you summarize the whole book into a few sentences and then link it to all the ideas it brings up?
Also, I have topics I want to study further, let's say, Politics, which might break down into "Politics, American", "Politics, German", "Politics, American, Legislation, Gun Control" etc. I often see peoples Zettlekasten notes as sentences, but that doesn't seem to work in trying to gather info on a topic, but on the other hand, my above example, is basically creating a folder structure in the title, which then seems to limit the free flow of ideas. Or are they used together somehow with topic notes?
Thanks in advance for helping me untangle all this and figure out why it's not yet clicking. I wish I could see more examples than what I've found on the web, but usually they only show one note per source.
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