I'm really excited to be a co-creator in the Napkin community and the small number of ideas I've entered have already yielded some interesting ideas and connections. A few things that I've noticed:
- the value of a swarm of ideas will gain exponentially the more ideas are inputted into the system in order to create connections, often in random and unforeseen ways
- in order for an individual idea to be valuable in this system, it needs to be specific, distilled, and to encapsulate large ideas with economy. 300-word Zettelkasten entries won't fit into this type of system.
So I've started to work through my Zettelkasten on Craft in order to find specific ideas, quotes and observations that are useful. Particularly challenging are my book notes, which I've needed to break up into multiple entries in order to fit. I also have several years of journals to harvest for some interesting ideas and I've never connected all of them until now.
What are your best practices for building a viable body of short, succinct, and meaningful notes in order to get the most out of Napkin?