I have noticed that there are many different ways of handling development of structure in Obsidian/Personal Management System. Some users have strict structure/note templates from the beginning, whereas other are more inclined to grow it and see their structure (links, structure notes/TOC/MOC etc) to emerge.
I am more in this second group - I am having basic structure of the note and types of notes, however I like when structure is emerging and I can follow it/discover it by making it (not imposing it from the beginning). For this purpose, I try to use “Action Tags”.
Before it, I used “status tags” like #stem #draft #need-to-elaborate etc. But “Action tags” are more fun and help me to lead dialog with my notes. They inform me about what my notes require (in case it is not finished). It also enables unfinished notes as welcomed/alright.
Action tags always start with “A-” E.g. some notes can have #A-TagMe (When I write a note quickly and need to tag it more properly later) and in similar way #A-LinkMe #A-ElaborateMe #A-AddToStructureNote/MOC #A-ThinkMeAgain #A-ContinueFromHere etc.
It also add some playfulness into working with my system.
I do not impose any strict rules on when to action-tag what note. Just when I feel that any note needs more work and I do not have time (capacity, inspiration etc) to finish it now, I action-tag it with some appropriate tag. Thus I am calm that next time when re-visiting it I will see what I intended to do with my note next. Thus I am also calm that my structure will emerge in time. I am also calm that I do not have to “finish” anything and that I can write just very stem of my note - without losing my intention about what to do with this note.
Do you handle it in similar ways? Or how do you remember/mark actions on your notes?