I have a question regarding the best way to organize different types of notes. This is very much an arbitrary way to manage notes, but I’d appreciate any input your may have.
Creating a New Directory For A New Year
I come from using vim and vimwiki for my notes system with markdown, what I’ve been doing there is creating a new directory every year where I start fresh with my notes. I’d love to know what would be the best way to organize things in this way with org-mode.
Keeping The Most Import Files
Of course when I create a new directory for example 2021, I don’t want to loose my progress on the most important notes that I took on 2020 the ones that still help the system grow.
In my case I have a few different types of notes.
The most important types of notes:
my zettelkasten notes
I describe this as
- notes that have tags,
- connections to other notes,
- and more importantly they have to be short, concise and capture one single idea.
my resources notes
this are notes that relate to a particular source,
- a book,
- a blog-post
- a podcast
This can be as long as needed and have multiple sub-heading as long as it’s related to the source, I can expand this in length as much as possible.
When I start a new directory for a new year e.g 2021 I’d like to leave old projects I no longer need in directory 2020.
But of course I’d like to move my resource notes and my zettelkasten notes so that my system keeps growing so that I can make new connections.
I’d like to know if you have any takes on how to achieve this.
Some thoughts on how to solve it
Some thoughts I have would be to find a way to add a prefix to a certain type of notes.
For instance for zettelkasten notes something like
that way I can keep them all together in the directory, and identify them easily to move them to a new directory if needed.
How could this be done?
How could this be done? without having to manually rename every file? Is there some elips that could achieve something like this, or a property I could specify in the file when I create it.
if I where to add this to the #+title tag
it would look like this
It’s not terrible, I could then filter all files that contain -z
would sort them all together which I think it’s a better solution.
An alternative would be to have sub-directories,
this was discussed in How to organize notes in different structures at the same time I’m not sure how well that would work with org-roam or if it would be recommend. If this sounds like a better idea I’d love to know what would be the best way to achieve this.
Thank you for your time to read this, really appreciate any input or ideas.