I’m developing my Logseq skills nicely. Writing everything in the Daily Journal, as advised. New block for each atomic thought or subject. Loving the Outliner/Indents view for keeping the focus. Good tagging system in place to find Blocks at a later date. Occasionally creating a New Page for a particular subject, although it doesn’t even seem necessary to create a new page, as most CAN be contained in the Daily Journal.
So, what about the Graph? When I look at the graph, all there is are a few individual pages, plus all my Tags (which are pages). All my actual work is locked away in my Daily Journal pages, and when I turn on that feature on the Graph, all I get is a mass of (meaningless) dates. so all my actual content is locked away hidden. I just don’t get that
Can it be that the Graph isn’t much use in Logseq?
Edit: so for example Ramses says, he has a very large graph. Please how does that work, if you put everything into the Daily Journal?
What am I missing? Do you write everything in Daily Journal, but THEN at a later stage, using block embeds, have actual pages with your subjects written on, so like a two-step process? Thanks all x
I don’t use the journal-centric approach but I think you are supposed to use a lot of [[wikilinks]] and #hashtags in your journal. Those will be displayed in the graph view and the structure of your notes would emerge.
- [[Your Project]]
- 12:00 call [[Alice]] and [[Bob]]
- [[Alice in Wonderland]]
- https://example.com #category
stuff like this, did you get the idea?
I think so Alex, so even though you’re writing in the Daily Journal, you’re still focussing on creating pages for everything, even though those ‘subjects/pages’ are in the background.
It seems a bit of a convoluted way of working, I guess I’ll keep chipping away at it.
So what do you do, what’s your approach?
I would also like to know how to remove the dates in the Graph while using Journals. I create entries (pages) in my journal, and see both the pages and the dates when viewing the graphs, the dates themselves are basically irrelevant in this view. Any way to delete/hide them in Graph view?
In the graph view there are options in a floating widget on top right, from there you can hide journal nodes
One thing is the graph it self, as DB, and another thing is what you see in the “graph view”.
A node in the DB is a block (a page is a block too, like every thing represented there), but in the “graph view” a node is a page.