Tempted to start all over
I became interested in the zettelkasten method over two years ago after reading Sönke Ahrens' book. I've maintained it with different levels of care since then but recently I've been looking at my notes and wondering if I should just start over.
I see a few problems with my notes:
1) There are too many notes that are not my own ideas, just things I've captured from other places.
2) Collector's fallacy: I think I have simply stored too many things and now I have trouble making any use out of what I have
3) Speaking of making use, I am not really working on this kind of writing these days as I've been doing more creative writing. (I have accumulated a number of notes on the craft of writing in the process)
4) Because I haven't been tending my notes regularly, I find it hard to get back into them; this suggests to me that the notes weren't written well enough to begin with.
All this to say, I am thinking of starting anew. (I wouldn't actually delete any of my existing notes.) I feel like I have too much of a mess on my hands and want to begin with a blank page.
Has anyone else done this? Been tempted to and decided against it? Why or why not?
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