This partly about PKM, partly sharing a strategy, and partly a question for folks who understand the details of Obsidian:
The more I use Obsidian, the more I realize how much power there is in autocompletion of bidirectional links, because it introduces linking at the point of composition – not just when searching afterwards. It’s changing the way I think while writing, as I reach for distinctive, complex concepts that I’ve already been developing. This might seem as though it stifles creativity, but I find that it actually helps me to probe deeper, building on thoughts I’ve already had, if only by using the same phrases. If I’m stuck while writing, I just hit
[[ and type a few key words, and I’ll often be reminded of a related idea that I can integrate into what I’m writing.
My sense is that the secret to getting the most out of bidirectional linking is anticipating autocompletion. As a result, I’m starting to think a lot more about which titles I use for my notes, so that I can get the most useful hits closest to the top of the autocompletion results window. And for that I would really like to better understand the principles that Obsidian uses for prioritizing autocompletion. For example, words in the name of a folder seem to prioritize the hits significantly, but is that true? Does number of words in a note give it higher priority? What’s currently frustrating is that I get results where there is one word with an “m” plus one word with an “o” and one with a “c” before I get some of my “Filename MOC” notes.
So, my question is: what should I keep in mind – in choosing titles and folder names – so that the notes I want will surface higher/sooner when using autocompletion?