The irresistible energy of the Roam community
We’ve noticed a particularly vibrant community that’s sprung up around the “note-taking tool for networked thought” by Roam Research.
Roam is a web-based tool for taking notes AND connecting concepts in your notes across your entire database of notes—without having to constantly fuss with your notes to keep them organized. Roam users use this power not only for notes, but for productivity systems as well. Some seem to be approaching a complete mind-map of thinking around their entire set of projects and lives. This makes sense…a to-do item, for example, is just a type of note. What if there was no separation between your personal journaling, one of your writing projects, and a project tracking system for your job?
Roam users have taken Coach Tony’s foundational article on Interstitial Journaling and refined it to work within their personal Roam graph. Here’s a brilliant how-to on that: Interstitial journaling: combining notes, to-do and time tracking by Anne-Laure Le Cunff.
Blake Reichmann and Eva Keiffenheim, MSc offer additional insights on using Roam to improve their note-taking habits in this articles on Better Humans:
See also Roam Research on Twitter and the lively Slack Community.