Hello from London, UK! I’m a writer, editor, educator and independent artistic director in the literature sector here.
I’ve had my eyes on Logseq for a while now, and I’ve kicked the tyres on more than one occasion, but today I’m committing to making some meaningful use of it. I’ve been intrigued by the possibilities of a knowledge management system that facilitates back-links and graphs, but there were a few things that got in the way for my use case…
- I work primarily on mobile devices— an iPad Pro, and even an iPad Mini at times, and I appreciate being able to use an iPad in a way that doesn’t depend on a keyboard, which doesn’t work well with many knowledge management systems where at least some of the functionality is invoked by keyboard shortcuts…
- I already have a stack of tools that I’m pretty comfortable with on the most part (Drafts, GoodTask and iThoughts) for tasks, note-taking and managing knowledge, even if it did feel like there was something I was missing out on whenever I’d look at Logseq, Roam et al.
- The biggest thing was setting up a Drafts<–>GitHub<–>Logseq workflow. It’s early days yet, but this helped me set up a couple of actions in Drafts that allow me to push/pull .md files, meaning I should be able to continue working with the workflows I’m already comfortable with while maintaining Logseq as an additional sense-making layer. I don’t intend to push all of the notes I make to Logseq; instead, a specific subset. Rather than the traditional signal/noise analogy, I’m thinking of Logseq as a more tightly focused lens for my Drafts signal. Narrower beam.
- Of course, the fact that I’ve been working from home and that I’m much more likely to be working from the same desk every day has made a difference. But also, I recently fell into a split ergo mechanical keyboard rabbit-hole (currently typing on a Lily58, but I have a feeling that there’s a Corne in my future). I’m now just as likely to be typing on actual keys as I am to be tapping on glass, which means there’s a better chance that I’ll be able to make use of keyboard shortcuts. That said, being able to round trip with Drafts means I don’t really have to worry about it so much anyway.
All in all, I’m looking forward to getting to know Logseq much more closely over the coming days/weeks/months.