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Make it retrievable
The reason I use the same physical journal for my bullet journal for half a decade is so that they all fit neatly in a row. So when I want to find something it’s there. It’s findable. A note, in a page, in a block of journals.
The pages in a bullet journal are numbered. This is so I can index them . To make them retrievable.
A big part of notemaking is building in the ability to retrieve notes when you need them.
“If you want to be found, you need to be findable” - Austin Kleon
As artist we need to make ourselves findable. Get on twitter lists, mailing lists, hashtags, peoples walls and bookshelves.
Sketches are a kind of visual notes. You can make them searchable by adding page numbers and an index.
A hack for numbering pages, just number the right side. I.e first right page is ‘spread 1’, signify it by writing ‘1’ in the corner, on the next right page write ‘2’ and so on.
PS: use the comments to share your thoughts on the topic.