Thinking about metadata
I have been thinking about metadata and the role(s) it plays and can play using the Zettelkasten Method. As I search the blog and forum, metadata gets mentioned a lot, but I haven't found in-depth conversations about it. It seems many feel it is needed; others don't. Some take the multi-markdown approach placing it at or near the top. Others at the bottom of the Zettel to focus and emphasize the content instead.
My sense is most of us have metadata, I do, but wonder if there are other uses besides information we wish to retain with the Zettel to help give our future selves context. Are there other uses and values I haven't considered. Please share your views about metadata, pros, and cons and how you use it.
Also, a humble thank you to everyone that contributes to the site and forum. I have gleaned so much for all of you since March 2018 when I discover the Zettelkasten Method via —Gabe Weatherhead post at Macdrifter. From Christian (@ctietze) and Sacha (@sfast) to the most recent addition to the forum, @jburkhard and everyone in between I appreciate your contributions and help. I enjoy being a part of the forum and Zettelkasten.de. 🙂👍👏
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