Keeping Browser Bookmarks in Obsidian is Actually a Pretty Smart Move
How a Markdown list of links can help preserve your personal map of the internet
Bookmarks! They keep our place in both physical and digital books, and beam us to specific needles in the internet haystack. But are these carefully curated maps of the labyrinth as efficiently and reliably stored as we think they are?
I organised the life out of my browser bookmarks recently, and felt justifiably proud of myself when I was done. It’s the same satisfaction you get when the junk drawer (the one you always go to for a piece of string or that missing screw) is finally divided and conquered.
So what was the nagging feeling in the back of my mind, whispering that perhaps all was not well in the orderly streets of bookmarkdom?
🔔 Ding !
It’s the plain text thing. Of course!
It’s what I keep evangelising, after all: the whole own-your-data and make it future proof spiel. That, and the inordinately helpful flexibility to add your own notes to a link or group of links.
Tags are helpful, but they can’t replace the ability to write a brief note next to a collection of l…
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