Permanent Notes in Zettelkasten

Some rules for permanent notes...

  • Write one idea per note.
  • Write as if you are writing for someone else - use full sentences, show sources.
  • Be precise, clear and brief
  • Should be understood even if you don't know the context it was taken from.

Format/Content of the note should be just these...

  • Title
  • The Idea
  • Tags
  • Source
  • Links to other notes

Keep this in mind when creating a new permanent/concept note in Zettelkasten...

  • Does the new information contradict, correct, support or add to your existing content?
  • Can you combine it with existing content to create something new?
  • What questions are triggered?

Many people in the PKM space calls this a 'Zettel'(note).