Concepts: multiple notes or single summary?
I love to write down stuff. I am better at thinking than at memorizing, that's why I have a big amount of notes on my local drive.
In the last few months and years, I had this habit of blogging nearly daily.
The last few months, there was something going on: complexity and my love for good organization.
I love to have a user-friendly, well-organized summaries of a topic, let's call it "All I know about X".
In my daily notes, I also want to write about small stuff, let's say a newly learned shortcut for X.
Where should this new information live?
- in the daily note: Sure, because I learned it today. But I learn everything on a specific day, so I would not be able to add anything to a summary.
- in the summary: There are topics I'm heavily invested, e.g. Rust, Linux, nutrition, thinking, philosophy etc. There are also topics a "cheatsheet" is great, e.g. Vim. But I would always keep track which topics already have a summary, if/when I can start a new summary etc.
Alright, probably a mixed approach makes sense: writing daily notes and if a topic is big enough, copying it into a summary.
Implementation: blog or wiki?
The website I read the most: wikipedia.
I simply love it:
- clean, simple design
- internal linking
- free to use, free to share (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Text_of_Creative_Commons_Attribution-ShareAlike_3.0_Unported_License)
- access to the data's history