I began using ZK several months ago and encountered a following conundrum.
I divide notes into two generic classes: core notes and inbox. Inbox consists of notes I might need to work upon in the future. My inbox keeps growing much faster in volume than my core notes. There're three main sources of its growth.
Firstly, I regularly read professional feeds with a wide range of information that I have no time to integrate right now. Mostly this is a specific momentarily info that might be unavailable in the future (or simply hard to find) so saving it seems pretty important to me.
Secondly, I began dumping into ZK the notes, that I made for several previous years. There's a lot of them. I "kinda organize" them in the process, e.g. sort them by wide categories, add some wide-range tags, etc. But realistically, I have no time to process them properly.
Thirdly, I tend to dump my own one-off thoughts into the inbox, because I don't have a specific category or zettel to add them to. I guess that later, when more organized note groups would emerge, I'll distribute my notes between them.
On the one hand, this inbox propagation seems natural to me - I find that diving into that knowledge dump from time to time turns out pretty useful. And the power of weak connections works with notes as much as with people.
On the other hand, I'm concerned that the process is something of a shuffling the garbage from one corner to another. My inbox grows and I'm not sure it's a useful thing.
Maybe somebody wants to comment on this? Have you been in a similar situation?
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