How to navigate this Zettelkasten

List all articles and topics

Type / to open the search box and list all articles and topics by date.

  • An article is time-sensitive content such as blog posts, thoughts and opinions.
  • A topic is used for navigation and knowledge, and contains a summary of a topic, bookmark or list of links.

Articles and topics are linked together in a knowledge graph that you can explore, like wikipedia.

  • > : link (outgoing connection) \
  • < : backlink (incoming connection) \
  • = : bidirectional connection

On the top of every article, you can see related topics. These help you navigate the various topics.

Tips and tricks for searching

  • Type / to open the search box.
  • Press enter to go to the first hit.
  • Type 23 to search for the year 2023
  • Type 2301 to search for january (01) of 2023.
  • Type 230101 to search for january 1st, 2023.
  • Type a date range like 22-23 or 2212-2301 to search within a date range.
  • Type the exact title to see all notes that are connected. Press enter to open the note.

About this wiki

Actually, this is a zettelkasten – a self-organizing knowledge graph build using the following principles:

  1. Atomicity: One idea per note.
  2. Autonomy: Self-contained - you can read notes on their own.
  3. Always add topics and links
  4. Spend time connecting notes and building navigation, for example by writing TOC’s (table of contents).
  5. Use your own words if you have the time, but don’t be afraid to collect summaries, notes and quotes.
  6. Keep references.
  7. Don’t worry about structure (develops organically).
  8. Keep files up to date (use git to version them).
  9. Add notes without fear: you can’t have too much notes.

See also the practical zettelkasten formatting rules.

Structure develops organically as the knowledge graph grows. Over time, patterns will start to emerge - which can be added as new ideas on their own! I have learned that this takes time and effort, though

More information

Read how Luhmann, inventor of the Zettelkasten method of my Zettelkasten, or some some thoughts about navigation