8. Folgezettel - why creating them in your Zettelkasten is important
Learn about why I think it is valuable to create Folgezettel (sequences of notes).
To watch the video on YouTube, go here.
- The piece by Bob Doto that I quote from in the video is "Folgezettel is More than Mechanism" (March 2022).
- Doto's piece is a response to "Understanding Hierarchy by Translating Folgezettel and Structure Zettel" (April 2020), a piece authored by Sascha Fast, who is one of the people who maintains the zettelkasten.de website.
- Another related piece by Fast is "No, Luhmann was not about Folgezettel" (2015). And while you're at it, check out Daniel Luedecke's response to Fast in a piece titled, "You underestimate the power of the dark Folgezettel" (2015).
- On the issue of transforming the lines of thinking represented by Folgezettel into lines of thinking it makes sense to develop in published pieces, see Doto's "Folgezettel is Not an Outline: Luhmann's Playful Appreciation of (Dys)function" (July 2022).
- On what kinds of addresses to put on cards in a Folgezettel as well as advantages of adopting this practice, see Martin Adams's video "How do you number notes when you want to insert a new one?" By the way, the card-addressing scheme he presents is very close to what I now employ in my own Zettelkasten. I'm gonna need to explain that at some point, along with a few other somewhat significant changes I have made in how I build my Zettelkasten—that is, changes I have made since the time I released the first few videos in this series.
- In this video, when talking about "shar[ing] your dots," I had in mind an expression Mike Schmitz sometimes uses when he talks about creativity. Here is one place where he does that.
Yet more resources
Since creating my Folgezettel video, I have learned of other resources regarding Folgezettel that people might want to check out.
- "Zettelkasten: Hypertext, Linearity, Sequentiality" by Stefan Thesing (December 2022)
- "The Folgezettel Conundrum" by Eva Thomas (August 2020)
- "The Great Folgezettel Denial," Section 2 of Scott Scheper's Zettelkasten: Myths and Denials (December 2022)
It'll be here some time after Thursday, December 22, 2022.