Let 'noun' notes collect backlinks for a while¶
When you first define a permanent zettelkasten-style note for a noun (usually a 'thing' or a concept in isolation) try to write about it Prefering notes which explore a relationship. This lets the new noun note act as a hub for not only the ideas about it but also a hub for connections to other concepts. You'll need to find a way to collect contextual backlinks for maximum impact.
You don't ever need to manually fill these noun notes in if the need never comes up, but if you do end up writing something you won't be starting with a blank page. You'll be surrounded by context for no extra cost, and Understanding requires ideas to have context
- Prefer notes that describe a relationship
- The 'nodes' on the knowledge graph should still exist as notes - but try to let 'noun' notes collect backlinks for a while before expanding on them (you should find a way to collect contextual backlinks in your notes first)
- Find a way to collect contextual backlinks in your notes
- On top of making your collection of notes easier to understand (Understanding requires ideas to have context), it enables some useful habits such as letting 'noun' notes collect backlinks for a while.