Thinking of merging BSAB & Zettelkasten... can Roam do that?
Hey guys, my name is Miles.
So about a year ago, I stumbled upon BSAB and Zettelkasten. Since then, I've been refining my processes time to time (and obviously falling off the habit of capturing etc).
The reason why I'm making this post today is to open up a discussion, or possibly explore the possibilities of a BSAB+Zettelkasten hybrid.
Before I begin, I'm going to assume everyone here knows what BSAB and Zettelkasten are and their respective objectives.
In short... (let me know if i got it wrong)
Building A Second Brain (BASB) is a PKM model focused on the capturing and digesting information with the objective of DELIVERING PROJECTS.
For example, a project could mean giving a 15min talk about self development, and then whatever I capture goes into there and slowly, the content expands and you have enough information to do the 15min talk.
Main App: Evernote.
On the other hand, Zettelkasten is more focused on IDEA EXPLORATION. Which means linking from a new idea to an old idea and finding the links between ideas captured in different topics and spaces.
For example, linking this article Pain Is Not The Unit of Effort and what Nick Luhmann thinks/feels when he was using his slipbox . "I only do what is easy. I only write when I immediately know how to do it. If I falter for a moment, I put the matter aside and do something else."
While I've been using Evernote to capture and digest ideas to create more content pieces and articles, I also feel like capturing ideas in the way how Obsidian works can help provide me better sources to get an idea across (simply because i am able to find super cool linkages between 2 completely different ideas)
My instant thought 10mins ago before writing this post was: is there an app or system that also celebrates and pushes an individual to do BOTH BSAB-style project focused organisation and also SINGLE IDEA ZETTELKASTEN style of note taking?
I haven't used Roam Research before, but is it possible to do this?
I like the way Evernote works right now.
Do you guys have any suggestions on how I can achieve both at the same time? Or do you all think I should keep things completely seperate?
Evernote linking sucks as it's not built for that purpose.
It's my first post in this forum since lurking for a year. Sorry if it's too long.
I hope this post sprouts some great conversations that everyone can learn more from.
TL;DR: Does anyone have a one-app system that operates like a hybrid of both BSAB and Zettelkasten? if yes, how do you do it?
Thank you for reading,
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