I’ve been reading How to Take Smart Notes, after seeing it recommended here, and as I read through that, and as I integrate my old/Facebook notes into Obsidian, I’m realizing I actually use a lot of this process already – just not necessarily within a very efficient external system.
I’m reading, I’m taking notes, and then I’m articulating things about what I’ve read and the ideas I’m developing – usually on Facebook. So what I’m finding is that as I work through and develop an idea I might have 3-8 posts on Facebook, at different times and in different places, saying the same basic thing in almost the same words.
Here’s my dilemma: I don’t know whether I should keep all of those separate iterations as distinct notes, if I should keep them all, but as separate sections in the same note, or if I should be “merging” them all into one that attempts to integrate all the non-overlapping bts.
The benefit of the first two options is that they allow me to trace the development of the idea in my own mind over time (kind of like a journal). Given that most of these are being carried over from Facebook, they also allow me to have a record that I already share “that idea in that group.”
The obvious downside is that it can lead to notes-bloat in my vault.
Thoughts on this?