- The Zettelkasten method enables users to store and organize knowledge, extend their memory, and generate new connections and ideas.
- Luhmann’s Zettelkasten consisted of wooden boxes containing over 60,000 notes written on small slips of paper.
- In the modern age, we can use digital tools to emulate this system.
BTW, you should give Neuron a try if
wb doesn’t feel right for you! 🙏
Zettelkasten Writer’s Block
Experienced Zettelkasten advocates could argue that you don’t need a wiki.
Writer’s Block, while offering Wikilinks, is not enforcing any structure on your notes database. It’s main purpose is to render your writing.
If you like to keep a large volume of assorted files in a single directory, that’s perfectly fine. No naming convention is enforced either. Whatever editor/tooling you use, you may as well use note UIDs in place of filenames that are descriptive upfront.
For example one could use vim and shell to create their zettels like this:
vim my-notes/$(date '+%s')
Writer’s Block aspires to, eventually, work with many popular editors and Zettelkasten systems. Stay tuned.