Orphan Notes are notes that are added to a Zettelkasten even though there does not exist a chain of thought to connect it with, at the time of its creation.
Orphan Notes is something only I use and it doesn’t come along with public definitions of Zettelkasten. I got the idea from the “Orphans” feature in Obsidian MD’s graph view.
I use Orphan Notes to develop chains of thought that are completely new and don’t have a place in my Zettelkasten as of now. But because I find the idea resonating with me, I keep for future “Sense Making” by linking it to the Budding Ground section of my Zettelkasten.
Orphan Notes are one of the liberties and privileges I can use because of a Digital Zettelkasten
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