My name is Erich. I found this forum about a year ago when I came across the concept of Zettelkasten in a YouTube video. I have learned much from entries in this forum, other online sites, and the book entitled, How to Take Smart Notes.
I am not sure why I am so drawn to the Zettelkasten method other than to help me retain and build upon my thinking. I am a Program and Management Analyst within my organization and feel I can also use this capability in research and writing efforts.
I currently use my iPad Pro with iA Writer for my Zettelkasten. So far, I have about 10 notes and my goal is to add a few each week.
- My current structure for Permanent notes is:
Note Title -
Note body text
Tags: #Name of tag
Links: YYYYMMDDHHMM - Title of note [I hand type the link but do not use the Markdown hyperlink capability. I visit the link by copying and pasting it into the find text feature.]
References: YYYYMMDDHHMMR - Last name
- My current structure for Reference notes is:
YYYYMMDDHHMMR [UID - R is added to the end to denote reference]
APA cited reference
Optional high-level notes about the reference text.
- I have a Zk_Vault directory with 3 sub-folders including:
Zk_Fleeting - [I use a similar UID naming structure like other notes but add an F to the end of the date-time stamp]
Look forward to learning from the group.
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