From Andy Matuschak: Evergreen notes are written and organized to evolve, contribute, and accumulate over time, across projects. Andy recommends that they are concept-oriented and the structure that I create does not have to match the original structure.
- Make fleeting notes – rough ideas captured on a piece of paper or in an ideas file.
- Make literature notes – from anything you read, watch, or listen to. Make notes of thoughts or ideas that resonate with you or sound interesting. Keep it concise and use your own words.
- Make permanent or “Evergreen Notes ” – these go into the “slip-box”
- go through the notes from step one and two
- think about how they relate to what is relevant to your own thoughts or ideas
- write one note for each idea – like an atomic note
- write as if you were writing for someone else.
- use full sentences.
- throw away fleeting notes and add literature notes to your reference system.
- make links to related permanent notes in your slip box
Andy Matuschak notes taking strategy site