One of my recent passions that I have dived into since getting my new personal computer is note taking. I have been bouncing between different platforms and formats for my notes, but its all in the interest of figuring out how I can better reflect on my ideas and thoughts later on.
Some of the tools I have been using include:
Each of these formats I have used slightly differently, and each I use to collect or share a different idea.
I've been thinking about using my notebook as a digital garden of sorts, a place where I can share more free-form, less polished content than I would on my blog1.
My logbook on Dropbox Paper I use to mostly track thoughts and highlights from work, I've been doing this for about 6 months now and I'm hoping that it will help me prepare better for doing peer reviews as we enter our performance review cycle.
Finally, the newest addition I have been exploring with has been a private GitHub repo that I store markdown files within. Each of these files I title with the date, and I begin typing whatever comes to my mind. I am exploring this as something like a Zettlekasten of sorts, mostly just a log of thoughts, concepts, internal monologue.
Through all of this, I am getting better at understanding things worth capturing and also the things that aren't worth capturing. One of the culminating thoughts that I have noticed is that note taking is imperfect, it has rough edges, in many ways it can become like an art.