How should be the Zettels connected in terms of their direction ?
Hello guys and girls.
I know some things about the Zettelkasten method but I guess I am implementing it wrong, so I would like to have some guidance. What confuses me right now is the direction of connectivity. In other words should the child notes point to the parent nodes, the parent nodes to the child notes or should they be bidirectional ?
Index notes in particular point to entry notes for a particular theme. Arriving on an entry note from there does nothing if it does not point to other notes with links ( parent to child connectivity). Most new notes I create point to parent notes and thus the unfolding of new ideas is a bottom up movement. So there is a parent to child connection from the index to the entry notes and child to parent connections from the bottom. I feel that this method makes searching difficult and both the index and other simple notes are becoming more or less useless. In other words navigation becomes hard.
I use Obsidian and I have a big folder with all my notes in there and indexes in the from "year/month/day/hour/minute - Title". I currently create an new Zettelkasten so I have still time to fix things before it turns out to be a mess.
Thanks for your time