Notes should be linked, as is the basis of the Zettelkasten idea. However, to effectively link notes try the following:

  1. Link to a more general idea.
  2. Link to a more specific idea.
  3. Link to a related topic.

See “tk notes” for when you don’t have note ready to link to.

Above is how we used to think about linking notes together. In the meantime we have learned that there is some truth to this manner, but having these as a list at the bottom of a note doesn’t work.

Linking notes in the body of the note itself works a lot better. This makes clear what you are linking to and puts some context behind the link.