This is a representation of how I structure my Obsidian notes.
I will do my best to keep it as accurate as possible, but since it's imperatively generated / kept up to date, please be aware that it may not always exactly match my actual structure.
📁 00 - Meta
This is where all of my Obsidian templates and meta-documentation about Obsidian lives.
I also keep any related media (images and videos) in this directory.
📁 05 - Maps of Content
A Map of Content is a subject note that composes other notes. It evolves from a collection of similar ideas to a long form post. It often acts as springboard into the idea and all of the ideas that relate to it.
📁 10 - Periodic
This is where I keep my journal files. The journal files I keep are:
📁 20 - Notes
This is where I keep a bulk of my notes. This could be thoughts, ideas, questions or event notes (meetings or things I do that I need to write notes for).
📁 30 - Collections
This is where I keep "entity" and "object" notes.
The litmus test for what notes go here is "Did I create this?"
Some existing examples:
📁 40 - Projects
These are projects that I am creating. There is an Archived directory inside of it for things that I've made and don't need to keep in the root.
Things in the root of this directory are active projects.
📁 42 - Dotfiles
My Literate Programming source files. I write my configuration for my computer as markdown files with embedded code blocks and tangle the embedded code blocks into code. I do this by Tangling Markdown (Literate Programming).
📁 50 - Self
This is where I keep notes about me. These are usually notes that represent some reflected moment about myself.
📁 60 - Views
This is where I keep notes that are strictly DataView files. This lets me keep task lists, refined journals and other dataview queries that have no information in them, they're just code blocks for
📄 👋 Start Here
This is a file for me to add on the fly ideas to when I don't know where I want to put them or if they don't make sense as their own file.
It makes it easy for me to capture ideas on the fly and revisit them on my weekly review day.
📄 Note Refresher
This is a file for me to review daily. It has a DataviewJS script that gets any notes that were created on this day.
I've found that one of my favorite rituals has been to review notes and pictures that were "on this day" in the past.
Similar to the Insights note, this is a file for me to add on the fly questions to when I don't know where I want to put them or if they don't make sense as their own file.
- I use numbers in front of my folders so I can order them in a way that makes sense to me (since file structures are based on alphabetical order).
- I use an increment of 10 for folders so I can always add folders in between.