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Hello! New here. Eager to learn Zettelkasten

I am a mid 40s trying to pivot to software, ex consultant.
More than that, I am an avid reader (https://janusworx.com/reading/)

I want to be able to write lots more, about what I learn as I lean into my new career as well as from the tons of books I read
I want to be able to sythesize and come up with insights for myself a lot more easily than my current slog.

Looking to learn Zettelkasten to help me do this :)

Comments

  • @jasonbraganza, welcome to the forums. Wonderful to have such an avid reader here.

    Zettelkasting tends to slow one's reading but enriches it with connections. There are a few Pythonistas on the forums. Working with Go and Hugo sounds exciting and adventuresome. Many programmers seem attracted to the notion of zettelkasting.

    The Getting Started Page • Zettelkasten Method provides a good overview with enough detail to launch. The strategies apply no matter what software or no-software you choose.

    Will Simpson
    “Read Poetry, Listen to Good Music, and Get Exercise”
    kestrelcreek.com

  • Hey welcome! What tool have you chosen for your zettelkasten?

  • Yep; welcome! Hope you find lots of good advice in the forum (once you've read all the documentation on the site :wink: )

  • Welcome! Love your page on "lindy books" https://janusworx.com/lindy-books/ :)

    Author at Zettelkasten.de • https://christiantietze.de/

  • Thank you all so much for such a warm welcome! :smile:

    @Will said:
    Zettelkasting tends to slow one's reading but enriches it with connections. There are a few Pythonistas on the forums. Working with Go and Hugo sounds exciting and adventuresome. Many programmers seem attracted to the notion of zettelkasting.

    The zettelkasten is more for the reader / writer side of me, rather than the programmer. I have so many thoughts and ideas that cross pollinate across the books I read. I wanted some place with some structure to put it all down. A pile of notes did not seem to do it. Zettelkasten, superficially at least, seems to fit my mental model

    The Getting Started Page • Zettelkasten Method provides a good overview with enough detail to launch. The strategies apply no matter what software or no-software you choose.

    Just got done with Sönke’s book. That was a good 30000 foot view. Will read the link you suggested next. Thank you @Will

    @Jvet said:
    Hey welcome! What tool have you chosen for your zettelkasten?

    Am trying out Org-Roam, @Jvet

    @GeoEng51 said:
    Yep; welcome! Hope you find lots of good advice in the forum (once you've read all the documentation on the site :wink: )

    Yes, currently reading what I can in the site, and trying to get all my Org-Roam setup doubts + my tactical Zettelkasten fears sorted. :)

    @ctietze said:
    Welcome! Love your page on "lindy books" https://janusworx.com/lindy-books/ :)

    And this is the biggest raison d’etre for my Zettelkasten, @ctietze. To build all sorts of crazy links and insights between the books I religiously read every year :)

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