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🌲When Themed Logs are More Useful than Daily Notes

I group information by purpose, not chronology. This method allows for more focus, easier retrieval, and less context switching.

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🌲 On notes bound by time and location

Be specific. Be aware of your biases. Break down information into its component parts for easier remixing. Above all; keep track of your sources.

🌲 On notes bound by time and location
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🌲 Am I Qualified To Give Advice? What advice?

My top advice when teaching people how to take notes: start with what you know & pay attention to how you fail.

🌲 Am I Qualified To Give Advice? What advice?
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🌲Sensemaking Through Fiction

Storytelling is an effective way to ensure true understanding — and to convey knowledge.

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🌲Stop Feeling Guilty — Rebrand your TBR List

A pile of things "to be read" is a to-do list of low-priority items most of us will never get to. That doesn't mean they're useless.

🌲Stop Feeling Guilty — Rebrand your TBR List
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🌲 How I view my role in the Obsidian Community

I'm reluctant to focus my energy on educational materials because I think the liaison work I do is important... albeit less visible and less lucrative.

🌲 How I view my role in the Obsidian Community
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🌲 The Value of Consistent Naming Conventions

Naming conventions are a key organizational method — and I don't just mean numbers or unusual symbols like ! and }.

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🌲 Obsidian is my Thinking Environment not my Second Brain

Obsidian is modeled on integrated development environments like Visual Studio Code, not neuroscience, and I prefer it that way.

🌲 Obsidian is my Thinking Environment not my Second Brain
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🌲 How Obsidian Replaced Video Games & Helped Me Publish

It's been a year. Obsidian.md encouraged a daily writing habit I've never been able to maintain before, and didn't charge me a dime.

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🌲 Fostering a Healthy & Active Online Community

How questions, clear expectations, and thoughtful engagement with inexperienced but well-meaning users can lead to incredible communities.

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