I want to get better in namingfile names

I name things short as possible (files/tags/folders), but have no standard/consistency.

Could someone recommend resources on naming of digital notes.

I assume file names them self are not that important, but tags are.

I follow Andy Matushak’s advice on titles as complete thoughts:

Similar guidance:

  • Notes should be atomic
  • Title should describe entirety of note
  • Make titles positive instead of negative

Tags grow unwieldy very quickly, so you should use them sparingly to create piles of stuff. Tags create inclusive piles. Tagged files can live anywhere and be about anything and still be tagged the same.

Folders also grow unwieldy very quickly and you should use them sparingly to create exclusive piles. Files in folders cannot live on other folders.

Good title and concise content allow search to be the easiest and most effective way to find specific content. Folders and tags are the best ways to browse around when you’re not sure what you’re looking for or you can’t remember words to use to search for it.

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