My writing systems
This page is part of a series on journaling.
The journal that I call my Notebook is for:
- Taking reference notes when reading, watching an instructional video, or listening to a podcast.
- Brainstorming, drawing mind maps.
- Planning projects.
- Outlining blog posts.
- Linking ideas together, forming new ideas.
When taking notes, I write the content outline and summarize key concepts, with references to the original sources. I also index bits of knowledge, lists, and quick references.
For day-to-day note taking, ideas linking and research, I use the Leuchtturm 1917 ruled notebook (Amazon.ca). It’s easier to index than the Moleskine because it has numbered pages. See how I link to a notebook page in Linking is better than indexing.
When studying a course or a large volume, I take reading notes in a Moleskine Cahier Journal Set of 3 Large Ruled (Amazon.ca). Then I integrate and rewrite the knowledge in my own notebook or my zettelkasten.
What to note
- Lessons from The School of Life™.
- Reading notes.
- Ideas for things to do, project ideas.
- Gift ideas for loved ones.