How can the structure be built from the bottom up with the Folgezettel?
Clarification: although I express myself as if I were already writing my notes using Folgezettel, this is not the case, I just can’t express myself better in English.
If I understand how the Folgezettel works, it’s pretty much like a mindmap, or a HTML list (like Dynalist, Workflowy, Roam, etc.) where multiple items can be linked to an item based on a parent / child relationship. What I like about Folgezettel is that I can be sure that starting from the very first note in the Zettelkasten, I will somehow find the note I am looking for, as the structure / hierarchy of the notes forces me to put each new note in the right place as if I were placing them in a table of contents. For example, I have a note about operating systems, so I put new information related to this topic in a branch that starts with that note. The problem is that the branch does not always start from the right note.
For example, I got to know Zettelkasten, started taking notes from it, later I learned about the Evergreen Notes methodology and the concept of Personal Knowledge Management and because I felt they were related to Zettelkasten, I put them in a branch from Zettelkasten’s first note. I also wrote a structure note that summarizes these and I feel like all the others should start (as branches) from this structure note.
So for now, I don’t understand exactly what Folgezettel is all about if I create structure notes (the higher point of view) later than the (lower level) "experience" notes, so I have to go deeper and deeper in the branches to see a higher level of the big whole. I feel like I’m looking at a reverse table of contents. Can anyone explain how to use the Folgezettel effectively? I’m almost entirely sure that the question has already been asked and answered on the forum, so it’s a big help if someone gives me a link to the right topic.
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