Taking notes: it’s hard to do well.

Obsidian Rocks is devoted to learning how to learn using one of the best note taking apps of the 21st century: Obsidian.

Note taking is a powerful force multiplier. No matter what you’re doing, taking great notes will make it better!

So let’s make some notes!

  • Getting Started with Zettelkasten in Obsidian

    Getting Started with Zettelkasten in Obsidian

    I’ve been procrastinating on writing this article for one simple reason: I don’t feel qualified. Zettelkasten is a technical topic with a long history, and many people practice it more precisely than I do. There are lots of opinions on how to do Zettelkasten in Obsidian, and they all have merit. However, I’ve learned a…

  • Journaling in Obsidian

    Journaling in Obsidian

    Last week I wrote about how I use Daily Journals in Obsidian. Be sure to check that article out if you’re interested in the practical side of how I journal. This week I’d like to talk more about why you might want to start journaling in Obsidian. Journaling is an interesting topic to me. I’ve been journaling for…

  • Supercharge your Obsidian Daily Notes

    Supercharge your Obsidian Daily Notes

    I love journaling. It’s a great practice to get into, and it has numurous benefits. But why journal in Obsidian? For me, it comes down to the extra systems that you can build on top of your Obsidian Daily Notes. There’s so much you can do with Obsidian that just isn’t an option with any other tool.…

  • Quick Tip: Footnotes in Obsidian

    Quick Tip: Footnotes in Obsidian

    For a little while now I’ve been using footnotes in Obsidian. I think they’re a bit of a “hidden feature”. They’re in the documentation, but for some reason I rarely see people use them. When writing in Obsidian, I make heavy use of internal links. I believe that links are one of Obsidian’s superpowers, so…

  • Super Powers for Obsidian: Nine of the Best Obsidian Plugins

    Super Powers for Obsidian: Nine of the Best Obsidian Plugins

    If you’re looking to get the most out of your Obsidian experience, then you need to check out the incredible ecosystem of plugins available. These plugins can help you manage tasks, organize your notes automatically, visualize your notes more effectively, make your notes prettier, and so much more. In this article, we will take a…

  • Obsidian 1.0 Is Here! Here’s What’s New

    Obsidian 1.0 is finally here! This long-awaited update brings a wealth of new features and improvements to our favorite note-taking app. The Obsidian team has been working hard on this release for years now, and we think you’re going to love it. What has changed? First and foremost, the interface of Obsidian has been revamped.…

  • How to Manage Projects in Obsidian

    How to Manage Projects in Obsidian

    This article is part of a series of tips on handling tasks in Obsidian. To see the full series, see How to Manage Tasks in Obsidian. We’ve already discussed why you might want to manage projects in Obsidian, now let’s talk about how. How do you set up Obsidian to properly manage projects? My advice: create a project view.…

  • Creating a Today View in Obsidian

    Creating a Today View in Obsidian

    This article is part of a series of tips on handling tasks in Obsidian. To see the full series, see How to Manage Tasks in Obsidian. If your work involves deadlines, then you’re going to need to create a trusted system to remind yourself of upcoming deadlines. Even if you don’t have any deadlines in your work,…

  • How to Manage Tasks in Obsidian-The Complete Guide

    How to Manage Tasks in Obsidian-The Complete Guide

    Managing projects and tasks in Obsidian may seem odd. Obsidian is not a task manager, it’s a note-taking application. Why would we manage tasks in Obsidian when there are so many other apps specifically made for managing tasks? It’s a good question. I’ve used dozens of to-do apps over the years, but I’ve never found one that…

  • How to Add Tasks to your Daily Notes in Obsidian

    How to Add Tasks to your Daily Notes in Obsidian

    This article is part of a series of tips on handling tasks in Obsidian. To see the full series, see How to Manage Tasks in Obsidian. Do you use Daily Notes in Obsidian? If so, have you ever thought about adding tasks to your Daily Notes? I’ve kept a daily journal for over a decade…