Linking Your Thinking, and Obsidian
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Jan 22, 2022
🧠 Second Brain
I signed up for the Linking Your Thinking (LYT) workshop, a 6-week course about note-making (as opposed to note-taking). Even after BASB, I still have some struggle with resurfacing my notes in a trusted way, and thinking for myself rather than merely remixing others’ ideas. BASB is also focused more on project management, which LYT is not. I am more of a thinker than a project manager anyway, so I think LYT will sharpen my skills. Plus, some other people I know are taking it this cohort, including the creator of BASB! It will be nice to be in another small community of thinkers, similar to Roam Book Club.
This will also be a good chance to dive deeper into Obsidian. Of all the second brain apps I’ve tried, Obsidian is the fastest to load in both desktop and native mobile apps, and has a (paid) sync solution that is fast and just works, while also working great offline. I’m a little put off by the lined document structure (like a Google Doc) as opposed to the block structure I’ve become so used to in Notion and Roam, but I can see it becoming more conducive for actual writing.
I am very excited for this course and further refining my second brain system to one that’s more trusted.