Zettelkasten Formatting Rules
These are the practical rules for writing notes. I try to keep it as lightweight and simple as possible. You can also read the rules of the underlying philosophy.
For evergreen notes, navigation and table of content I use
title.md . Evergreen content is content that is never outdated, but continuously updated. These are often bits of knowledge, such as book summaries or my understanding of a certain topic. They are also used as navigation.
For time-sensitive notes such as articles, newsletters, events, journalling, meetings and todo’s, I prefix the name with a date like this
KISS - Keep it simple, stupid
- Folders: No folders
- Tags: No hashtags, I use topics (see above) with backlinks.
- Title: Use filename (without date), otherwise the first
I publish a part of my zettelkasten as this website using the following metadata:
host: markmarijnissen.com description: Description as first paragraph and search results (both SEO as well as site search)