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Re: [emacs-humanities] How do you keep engaged with your writings?

From: Andrea
Subject: Re: [emacs-humanities] How do you keep engaged with your writings?
Date: Tue, 02 Feb 2021 15:42:27 +0100
User-agent: mu4e 1.2.0; emacs 27.1

I like your rule a lot: insightful! Once I developed a whole Elisp
extension on paper and I was in disbelief that it worked at first go.
That does not happen often when I am at the computer XD

On Tue 02 Feb 2021 at 01:10, Oliver Taylor via Emacs-humanities 
<emacs-humanities@gnu.org> wrote:

> Seems like I’m not alone in struggling to figure out how to best use 
> computers and paper notebooks to organize my life!
> For paper notebooks I’ve taken a lot of inspiration from 2 systems: Bullet 
> Journaling (seems I’m not alone), and Pile of Index Cards (which had a 
> wiki[1] and an informative photo album[2] whose example photos are not in 
> English, but all the comments and descriptions are).
> 1: 
> https://web.archive.org/web/20180227170527/http://pileofindexcards.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
> 2: https://www.flickr.com/photos/hawkexpress/albums/72157594200490122>
> Numbering the pages of a notebook and reserving a few pages at the beginning 
> for an index have had the biggest impact on getting the most out of my 
> notebooks. Basically, any time you write something you might want to read 
> later you name it in the index and write the page number. I also periodically 
> go back through pages and add things to the index. You don’t want it to be so 
> detailed that it becomes difficult to manage, but I’ve organized hundreds of 
> pages of notes this way.
> But, that said, I don’t organize my life with paper. Organizing my life with 
> software (org mode) is just easier and more powerful. But I do have a general 
> rule for the distinction: computers are for organizing, paper is for thinking.

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