Below you'll find:
- A curated list of my best pieces of content on Obsidian
- The best creators to follow in the Obsidian Community
- Links to immerse yourself in the Obsidian Community
This is the Obsidian beginner resource list I wish I had 3 years ago.
I recommend save 1-2 pieces of content in each section and come back to this list later as you learn more. I HIGHLY recommend you start with my article: The Only Obsidian Beginner Guide You’ll Ever Need.
Don’t overwhelm yourself, have fun! 🎊
👋Hi, I'm Aidan Helfant!
I used to be addicted to video games like a fish is addicted to water.
Now I have made notetaking into my game. I have reignited my childhood curiosity and fallen back in love with learning. Having invested more than 1000+ hours into effective learning, notetaking, and studying, I want to teach you what I've learned in a fraction of the time.
🌟My Top 9 Pieces Of Content On Obsidian
💫Obsidian Beginner PKM Not For College Students
- The Only Beginner Obsidian Guide You'll Ever Need
- Almost Every Beginner Obsidian User Makes This Mistake
- ✉️Free Email Course: 🔗Unlock Your Genius With Linked Book Notetaking: https://www.aidanhelfant.com/linked-book-notetaking/
🎓Obsidian PKM For College Students
- ✉️Free Email Course: 🚀3 Days to Lecture Notetaking Mastery in Obsidian: https://course.aidanhelfant.com/3daystolecturenotetakingmastery
- The Four Step MOC Creation Process I Use to Maximize Understanding of My College Classes in Obsidian
- 🎙️E11 Nick Milo: Bringing Joy Back To Student Notetaking With Link Based Thought
📦Zettelkasten Obsidian PKM
- ✉️Free Email Courses: 🚀7 Days To Starting A Zettelkasten In Obsidian As A Student: https://course.aidanhelfant.com/3daystostartingazettelkasteninobsidianasastudent
- The Ultimate Beginners Guide To Starting A Zettelkasten In Obsidian As A Student
- 🎙️E21 Josh Duffney: When Zettelkasten Notetaking In Obsidian Fails...
- 📸YouTube Channel: Join 4000+ gamers to gamify their lives, learn Obsidian notetaking, and create their best life.
- 📨Newsletter: Join 1500+ subscribers on Aidan’s Infinite Play receiving weekly actionable tips helping gamers gamify their lives, learn Obsidian notetaking, and create their best life.
- 🎙️Podcast: Join 100s of listeners on Personal Knowledge Management With Aidan Helfant, a bi-weekly podcast interviewing people about how they use their PKM systems for work, creativity, and life. I have interviewed people such as Nicole Van Der Hoeven, Nick Milo, and Danny Hatcher.
📸Best Obsidian Creators To Follow
- Nick Milo: "The godfather of Obsidian 😆." Teaches you how to take linked notes inside of Obsidian and do your best thinking. Creator of the most popular Obsidian (and broader PKM) notetaking school: The Linking Your Thinking Workshop.
- John Mavrick: My long-time friend and business partner. Creates tutorials showing how to use Obsidian for school, integrate AI into your notetaking, and self actualize in the digital age.
- TfTHacker: Exploring Tools for Thought & PKM, with a focus on Obsidian, Readwise & others. Creator of Cornell Notes for Obsidian.
- Nicole van der Hoeven: Creates actionable content on how to use Obsidian as a computer scientist and Table Top Roleplayer.
- Danny Hatcher: Creates tutorials particularly around academic content in Obsidian. Co-Host of The Personal Knowledge Management Podcast talking all things PKM with his friend John.
- From Sergio: Creates workflow and tutorial videos.
- Vicky Zhao: Creates content about visual notetaking in Obsidian.
- Zsolt Vicksian: Explains how to use the Excalidraw plug in in Obsidian which helps you take visual notes.
- Eleanor Konik: Fiction and history writer who hosts the Obsidian Roundup, the best free email newsletter for news about Obsidian.
- King In Motion: Creates content on how to use the Zettelkasten system of notetaking in Obsidian.
- Mike Schmitz: Help people apply values-based productivity principles and systems, primarily using Obsidian. Follow to improve your productivity and creativity workflows. Creator of the Obsidian notetaking school Obsidian University.
- Angie Bowen: Talks about how to create a Mind Garden as your personal creativity initiative. Note-Taking, Personal Knowledge Management (PKM), Metacognition & Learning, Midjourney, ChatGPT
- Tim Miller: Note-taker. Follow for insights on how to level up your life through the power of notes in Obsidian.
- Theo Stowell: Creator of the PARAZETTEL system of notetaking in Obsidian. Creates content on how to use Obsidian as well as broadly how to self-actualize and live a better life.
💖Links To Join The Obsidian Community
- Obsidian Discord and Forum
- Linking Your Thinking
- Obsidian Roundup: free email newsletter hosted by Eleanor summing up things that are happening in the Obsidian community.
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