Curious to what else is out there, the ones I’m familiar with are
- Tiago Forte’s Building a Second Brain / PARA System
- Zettelkasten understood through the various blog posts, Sonke Ahren’s Book, and Sascha from Zettelkasten De Book
- Incremental Learning
- Nickmilo IMF System
Those are the only ones I’m aware of, what else is commonly recommended?
I’ve been seeing a lot of “Digital Gardens” and “Evergreen Notes” bubbling up. Do these count?
@malavika Digital Gardens is just analogy for a notes collection and evergreen notes is his personal notes philosophy. They aren’t quite methodologies or workflows yet.
You might be interested in Public Note Collection Examples
It’s great to have a generalized methodolgy or workflow, but to be honest, just like task management, knowledge management is a very personal thing. It’s good to draw ideas from others’ workflows and formulate your own!
The second set of notes you mention is very good.
Of all systems/workflows that I’ve run into, this is the one that speaks to me the most. I think it’s very elegant and clear, and is structured in a way to incentivize good writing and thinking. Thanks for sharing this.
I don’t mean to be Ironic or “meta” but is your Public Note Collection Examples evergreen? Curious if it’s been updated recently…
…also if anyone is aware, I am looking for an updated “evergreen” summary of PKNs being used on Obsidian. I’ve been flirting with a number of them (PARA, Zetelkast, Milo’s IMF… and now, uncommitted to any of them, have 300+ files and am beginning to think it matters less the methodology and more just committing to the time it takes to go through and review, do a few passes of all the notes to organize organize organize.
It gets updated if people post new examples. I would fold them into the initial post. I’m not sure what you mean by evergreen. I don’t go searching for new note collections but if I stumble across one I would add it to the list. If you are looking for newer examples of public note collections, people occasionally post in the Obsidian Publish Collection.
I combined most of them in my Second Brain. Using PARA as a general setup, I can have repeated notes around family, health, personal, work in areas, and a dedicated folder for Zettelkasten. I am applying the linking your thoughts from Nick Milo with the principles of Sönke Smart Note Taking. If this is of interest, I wrote a little about how I do it and much more in Personal Knowledge Management Workflow for a Deeper Life — as a Computer Scientist |.