I Want to Annotate Everything

Yesterday I talked about wanting to add notes to my Netflix queue. It would be nice to be able to tag a movie or TV show with the reason I added it. At the moment the best I can do is create separate profiles, but that’s both limited and unwieldy. I want to annotate everything.

There have been times when I’ve wanted to add internal notes to a blog post. Recently I’ve wanted a feature in WordPress similar to document notes in Scrivener, or markup in a Word doc. Nothing the world can see, but some information there for my own personal reference. It would be fantastic to have drafts where my notes on what’s needed to complete the post weren’t in the draft itself.

“Remembrance is neither what happened nor what did not happen but, rather, their potentialization, their becoming possible once again.”

Giorgio Agamben, Potentialities: Collected Essays in Philosophy (1999)

My memory is crap. This is partially due to anxiety disorders, partially due to age. Having systems and being organized becomes a quality of life issue at some point. It’s certainly a productivity issue. Knowing what I have to do isn’t always enough. I need to know why I have to do it.

I Want to Annotate Everything

For now, I have my bullet journal. The best I can do is create collections and project pages that hold the pertinent information. While it means switching back and forth between a screen and a book, it’s not that cumbersome. We live, we adapt, we move on.

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