Reflections on notes organization
I’ve thought a number of different times about how to structure my notes. There’s the PARA concept from Tiago Forte: Projects, Areas of Responsibility, Resources, Archive.
Overall, I feel like Fleeting Inboxes, Clippings, Topics and Tags is a great system for me. But I do add a bit more structure to this concept too. Within Bear, I broadly categorize by
personal. I also have a
daily tag for the concept of Daily Notes, and
journal entries too.
In actual fact, I wonder whether I should have overall tags:
Clicking on a backlink takes you to a dedicated note, which is what you’d want to see for an entity (like a particular person).
On other other hand, clicking on a tag takes you to a list of notes containing that tag. For example, clicking on the person tag shows you a list of all notes with that tag (i.e. all the people you’ve tagged in Reflect).