Zettelkasten

Exploring the wonders of personal knowledge management with Zettelkasten.
  1. Fighting content overload
    January 5, 2020
  2. The abundance of books is a distraction. Seneca, 1st centruy AD The problem with reading too much is remembering too little. What's the point of reading a book, if after reading it, the only thing remembered is a sentence or two? Is there a better way to read than simply going through the book line by line? Is...

  3. Achieving balance between reading and writing
    February 10, 2020
  4. Reading feeds the mind and replenishes it when it is worn from studying — even though it is not without work itself. We should not restrict ourselves to writing or to reading: endless writing saps our strength and then exhausts it. Too much reading can puff up or dilute our ability. Most commendable is to take them in their...

  5. Why I love Roam
    February 20, 2020
  6. Computers are like a bicycle for the mind. Steve Jobs Roam has, simply put, transformed my relationship with reading, writing, and note-taking. I've been using it regularly for the past couple of months and I enjoy it. Using it is fun! I have never been so excited and had so much fun using a piece of software....

  7. How I apply Zettelkasten to Roam
    March 2, 2020
  8. In the previous article, I've claimed that the biggest danger of Roam is not being systematic with your note taking, which can lead to having notes that are not valuable. Zettelkasten is a system that helps with that. It enables network effects for your notes: the value of your database starts increasing, instead of decreasing with each added note....

  9. Use Zettelkasten to write articles
    February 28, 2021
  10. No writer likes to confront the dreaded blank page. That moment before the first word is written. Enter, the Zettelkasten. This system for writing notes allows writing large pieces of text in smaller chunks and therefore preventing the dreaded confrontation with the blank page. Zettelkasten is not just a note-taking system but a tool for making writing more enjoyable....