Hello! I’m new around here, though I’ve used Obsidian for a few weeks and bought a Catalyst license. Great app, loving the progress that’s being made, but could use a little help. Below I’ve got some context, and then the actual question.
High level context:
I’m a Roam refugee; Roam’s workflow fit me super well (but I hated using it). Here’s how I use it:
- Roam opens a daily note, and just start there. Frictionless, but for the crappy browser integration. I’m good here on Obsidian.
- I start taking notes, using brackets to organize. So, each of my clients/projects gets a page, with their name surrounded by brackets.
- If I need to pull notes from a previous day, it’s easy to embed them in that daily note using Roam’s embed method. I love the fact that I write in that embedded block and have that be updated everywhere it appears.
- When I’m on a call or meeting, I go to the page of the project/client, where all of my notes appear.
I know I can’t recreate that flow 100% in Obsidian, at least not yet, and that’s ok, but one thing I think I just don’t understand is embedding.
I set up a quick example. I’ve got some quick example content here: Dropbox - Screen Shot 2021-05-16 at 9.13.58 AM.png - Simplify your life.
And then my example daily note: Dropbox - Screen Shot 2021-05-16 at 9.13.28 AM.png - Simplify your life.
In that daily note, I’ve embeded the DeLorean header, but why doesn’t the DeLorean content from the Example Content note come with it?
I’m also confused about the Farm reference; the bullets are definitely content that falls under that header, but I don’t understand why the bullets don’t come with when I embed.
Am I just not understanding how blocks in Obsidian work, or missing some sort of obvious command? I’ve searched a number of times and read through various help docs.
Maybe I just need to be told this isn’t how it works in Obsidian? If so, any suggestions for workarounds would be appreciated.
Than you in advance for the help!