Change Log

What is this?

Change Log’s function is to document how I have changed my approach towards using this public Zettelkasten system.

  • September 7, 2021 : Using Tags on the front matter Though I used tags extensively to organise the “Zettlemind” or my private fault, I had not started using tags for the garden. I realised as more permanent notes are pouring adding tags in the front matter will be of use in the future for organisation as well for migrating the notes to my own jekyll based theme.

  • September 5, 2021: Flexible Atomicity Slightly relaxed the idea that all notes has to be Atomic is nature. Two reasons to do this:
    1. To make the garden more useful for people other than me
    2. Some sub-ideas aren’t that expansive enough to warrant an individual note for them. (Note: if the sub-ideas do grow in future they will have their own note)
  • September 3, 2021 : Reverse Zettelkasten Zettelkasten is a result of long term effort. Until you hit the critical mass, there isn’t much output you can derive from a Zettelkasten. While I want to grow my collection of permanent notes, I don’t want to wait till it reach a critical mass to start producing content. Right now, I am making articles on a weekly basis for my blog. I do take forms of literature notes and project notes to collect the information necessary to make my articles. I have made the decision to convert items from my project notes as permanent notes (making it atomic and contextual). That way I can grow my Zettelkasten for the long term without sacrificing on my short term writing projects.

  • September 1, 2021 : Created the Change Log Overview till date: I started the digital garden as a place to share my permanent notes in a public space. The first approach was to write every thing in my private system and then export the notes that I have tagged there as “permanent notes” to here. But this approach wasn’t so intuitive and soon proved to be too cumbersome as it became difficult to process updates to existing notes and the amount of reformatting it took to make the text readable inside a website framework. Right now I am working on emulating a real Zettelkasten digitally by adding the permanent notes directly here based on contexts to which it can be added.

Notes mentioning this note

Here are all the notes in this garden, along with their links, visualized as a graph.