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Building a second brain

Published on 12 November 2021

Yesterday whilst browsing Hacker News I came across this article on how to build a second brain as a software developer.

I was already aware of the PARA method and Zettelkasten and have tried both of them before, but neither of them stuck.

After reading this article I decided to give the PARA method another try and have decided on Notion as my application of choice.

My mistake in the past has been to focus on the implementation rather than the fundamental principles behind the system. I’m feeling confident now that I truly understand it and that it will be useful going forwards.

This post is part of a series of posts in which I write and publish a blog post every day throughout November 2021. There are no constraints on the project and the posts don’t neccissarliy have any connection to each other.

See all of the posts in the 30 days of writing project.