# How to Remember how to Link notes in a Digital Garden

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I received this question more than once already. When building a digital garden , how do you remember what you can link to and how. I have a very simple process.

Each note is a file. Its name is more or less descriptive. For example, the name of the file for this note is  how to remember what to link.md  . For linking between notes I use the double bracket notation:  [[   ]]  . Therefore, if I want to link to a file called  how I built this website.md  I just type down  [[how i built this website]]  . It translates to:

An extra feature, is that since I am using Obsidian to write the notes, every time I start a link, it will show me some suggestions based on what I type. This helps me avoid creating a link like:

 [[how this website is built]] 

Sometimes links are single-worded, in which case it is easy to do it right. For example, I can link to the name of a program, or a very specific concept. But for general ideas, or longer sentences, then it can become slightly more complicated.

I have seen what Andy Matuschack does in his notes , and I can tell that a lot happens because of him remembering that he already wrote something down and forces the link to those notes.

## This Is Work In Progress

How to build links between notes is still working in progress . At this stage I was focusing more on creating a base set of knowledge notes and an emergent taxonomy , and can revisit the status later.