Apologies if this is in the wrong place, or if this has been handled before … If the latter, please do share a link to another thread.
Sometimes, I find myself wanting to create notes to serve as parent thoughts, as if this were a mind map. I might have several notes linked in different directions, but sharing some theme. I create a parent note on that theme. The parent note does nothing but link to the child notes, and doesn’t have any information itself. This parent note serves no other purpose than to connect the children, both in traveling links/backlinks and in the graph view.
I could use such notes to jot down synthesis ideas, but I sort of already do that separately.
I could use tags instead, I guess–especially now that they’re visualized–but that doesn’t really create a hierarchy.
Am I not getting some big point here? Am I trying to force this kind of notetaking into a hierarchical mind-map, and therefore missing something about how powerful links/backlinks can be?
Does anyone else feel a need to introduce hierarchy and, if so, how are you doing it? What happens to your productivity/notetaking when you give it up?