Date: December 2 2022
Summary: General principles on how to create and use a Zettelkasten.
Keywords: ##zettel #zettelkasten #principles #atomicity #archive
"Principle of Atomicity" – each zettel should contain only one idea (principle credited to Christian Tietze).
Each zettel should be self-contained and understandable as a standalone scrap of thought.
Link each zettel and explain why you are linking them together.
Reword gathered information in your own words (unless if it is a verbatim quote or something).
Add references to each zettel.
Don't be afraid to add your own ideas to the Zettelkasten – embrace it.
Have no fear when it comes to organization – the order will arise organically in the Zettelkasten.
Never delete a zettel and don't worry too much about when you create zettels; the more information the better.
Don't overthink the Zettelkasten. Keep it simple and efficient.
Zelko, Jacob. Principles of the Zettelkasten. https://jacobzelko.com/03092020031618-zettelkasten-principles. December 2 2022.