Use this thread to share what ideas you are wrestling with in your ZK? - May 20, 2023
How has your week been? What are your plans for the coming week? Tell us about the state of your zettelkasting journey.
I'm reading some lightweight new books:
- Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī and Gafori, Haleh Liza. Gold, Simon and Schuster. 2022.
- Faulkner, Grant. The art of brevity: crafting the very short story, Prometheus Books. 2023.
I've released the pressure cooker steam that I put myself in by taking a graduate-level writing seminar on food. since the class ended, the floodgates burst, doubling the time spent in the garden of my ZK. Some of my structure and sub-hub notes have gotten large, and I find I'm looking at refactoring them. Thinking about structure note size, I'm not sure smaller is better in the age of fast search. I have a bunch of search tools/extensions that help focus link creation and finding stuff for the output side of zettelkasting. A technique I'm stealing from someone on the forums is when placing a note on a structure note to look closer at links already on the structure note for link candidates. The fact that they are placed in a particular section of a structure note means the note is surrounded by ideas that relate. Or maybe I can figure out a way to link to a section of structure notes. (I already have a method of linking to a specific place in a note but don't use it in this workflow.)
Python programming continues to be exciting, and having a large collection of notes as a playground has been fruitful. I've expanded "Idea Explorer" to provide more information about a note thread. It now has tabs for the "Tag Map" and a tab with all the one-sentence summaries of the notes listed together. I continue to work with trending for my ZK dashboard. Part of which is behind "My Ten-day Zettel Production."
Once again, writing precedes my thinking.
My ten-day zettel production.
I must keep doing my best even though I'm a failure. My peak cognition is behind me. One day soon I will read my last book, write my last note, eat my last meal, and kiss my sweetie for the last time.
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