Write in a way that is natural to you¶
While there's a lot of advice and shoulds out there when it comes to taking notes (even on this notes site), they should each be tried on and adjusted by each reader. Discarded if they don't fit.
It's surprisingly easy to get a habit of writing in a way that is uncomfortable or needlessly complicated. This only ends up getting in the way of what you're building by note-taking in the first place. I fall into the habit of writing in a technical style where it isn't needed. Working on stripping that away is an ongoing thing for me. Remember that your note-taking exists for you and only you.
- Conversation with David Weaver, 2020-04-16
- Your note-taking exists for yourself
- Note-taking exists for you, not for others. It exists to build your knowledge and understanding and clarify your mind. This reminder exists because I've found it easy to find yourself writing in someone else's voice or eyes. Only follow the lines of thought that interest you. Write in a way that is natural to you