I go against recommended practice and have different vaults for different things in my life. The academic note vault is separate from the personal vault is separate from the creative projects vault. I have also committed sacrilege by not having many notes linked to each other. I’m trying to migrate a lot of notes from Google Docs and Notion over into Obsidian, so all of the vaults are pretty messy.

I love the LaTeX integration. Lots of math formulas in the academic note vault. I use the callout feature everywhere. I also nest callouts in callouts. I’m frankly treating them as equivalent to toggles in Notion.

I most often go to the personal vault where I have a list of things I’ve 1) seen online before, 2) spent at least an hour trying to refind that thing later and 3) will probably want to find again. This way I don’t lose time trying to find it again. It’s really helpful for me. I also have a list of food brands and how much I liked them, so I can remember which brand of turkey was bad and which was tolerable and which I’d definitely buy again.

  • displaced_city_mouse
    10 months ago

    I’ve a single vault with everything in it - personal journal, research projects, writing projects, random notes, all of it. I separate it all in a folder structure when I can, and use tags for finding the random notes and files otherwise. I’ve got notes from Kindle and Zotero books that get pulled in when necessary, as well as Fleeting Notes. I keep my vault synced on my desktop, laptop, and Android phone via a home-grown GitHub sync script.

    I have a large collection of stuff in a OneNote notebook, which stays there until I need it. No sense taking the time to move over stuff I may not need right now.

    I do a lot of my writing in it using Longform, as well as just in a note for shorter pieces. Those include some crappy creative writing and slightly less crappy technical articles.