How do you create personal knowledge management?


I have just discovered logseq and I really love it.

Currently, I have my knowledge in Bookstack.

How would you create your knowledge base in logseq ? For example the linux commands to use, docker explanations, tips and tricks about managing my cat, trips experiences (places I went,…)


Hi @szdavid!
Creating a knowledge management system is something very personal and depends a lot on what you want to achieve. However, there are several well established systems (that I know of) that you can use and tweak as you would like.

If you want to organise the knowledge you have and take action on it I would recoment using the CODE and PARA methodolgies by Tiago Forte. He is famous for the second brain concept. You can google them or find videos on YouTube, there are a ton.

tldr version

PARA stands for:
Projects - think of it as a group of tasks with start and end date. You can link resources, tasks and areas to them.
Areas - broad areas of your life. Could be as general as personal and work.
Resources - anything that is not a task and can be saved for later reference. You can use tags or bidirectional linking to link the same resource to multiple projects or areas with logseq.
Archive - everything that is completed and not required anymore. Serves as a reference. IMO this is redundant. I simply create status of the projects and once the have been completed they are archived.

CODE is a system how to organize the information you encounter every day and stands for:

Capture - could be emails, phone calls or anything else. The idea of the capture is to store the information ASAP and not rely on your brain as a storage device. Logseq is perfect tool for that, because you can store anything and tag it on the go and go through the next steps later.

Side tip: I am using Raycast and installed the logseq extension. That way I can quickly find or add notes to logseq. On my iphone I made shortcuts for saving website links to logseq.

Organize - in this step you go through your notes and organize them. I prefer to organize at the moment of capture.

Destill - this is the process of getting the value out of your notes. Example is the annotation of a pdf and making a summary.

Express - the main idea of Tiago Forte is that we need to express our knowledge. Expression of this would be to write an article on a topic. After we have organized and distilled all the information we have this step is much easier than starting on a blank page.

Another very well establish system is Zettelkasten. I believe it is used by many logseq users. It’s more suited for researchers, but can also be adapted for work or personal notes.

Hope this is helpful.

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