Ensuring that you tag your notes and documents is essential for good data organization and file management. Recall from the discussion of front matter that tags in Markdown documents go inside the snippet at the beginning of the file.

tags: [farmland, commons, note]

Ultimately, tags are flexible tools that allow a system of file organization to grow and adapt somewhat organically. Within reason, you can feel free to assign tags to your notes and docs as you see fit. Having said that, aim to follow these guidelines when considering which tags to apply:

  • Always include one or more content-type tags (note for research notes, doc for longer documents, etc). Depending on your needs, these content-type tags can be specific to the type of document (e.g. article, report, etc).

  • Always include one or more topic tags that include keywords based on the content of the note or doc (e.g. leases, non-profit governance).

  • Try to include one or more projects tags that associate a file with relevant projects (e.g. projectname). It is a good idea to agree on a unique tag for each project ahead of time and make sure this corresponds to both the folder name on NextCloud and the relevant channel on Mattermost.