I group information by purpose, not chronology. This method allows for more focus, easier retrieval, and less context switching.
Be specific. Be aware of your biases. Break down information into its component parts for easier remixing. Above all; keep track of your sources.
My top advice when teaching people how to take notes: start with what you know & pay attention to how you fail.
Storytelling is an effective way to ensure true understanding — and to convey knowledge.
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.
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.
Naming conventions are a key organizational method — and I don't just mean numbers or unusual symbols like ! and }.
Obsidian is modeled on integrated development environments like Visual Studio Code, not neuroscience, and I prefer it that way.
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.
How questions, clear expectations, and thoughtful engagement with inexperienced but well-meaning users can lead to incredible communities.