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Different Kinds of Ties Between Notes

imageDifferent Kinds of Ties Between Notes

The Zettelkasten note-taking method has made book writing and writing scientific papers easy for hundreds of years already.

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  • Having just read this, after rrieke's post, and having also just started to use UIDs, including adding them to old notes, I'm thinking it might be a good idea, before I go any further, to go ahead and prepend a UID to every note's filename, based on the date created (or possibly modified). That might preserve some of the "date memory" chunking that can be so useful.

  • I'd add them as you go. Think of the ID as a socket. The magic happens when the plug goes in the socket (no pun intended, for now): When you link notes together in a meaningful way.

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  • Good advice; thanks.

  • After scouring the internet, I am obviously missing something, because I have not found how people do this in Notion. Where do you put these identifiers there and how do people go back and adjust the sequencing as they gather zettels?

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