Habits that promote linking notes by title
I use Markdown in Vimwiki, which still allows me to use the traditional VimWiki links:
[[This is a VimWiki link]]
vs. Markdown links:
[This is a Markdown link](path to file)
This is important because VimWiki links link to files without needing a path to the file, meaning that the name of the file is the link text.
This is helped by the built-in
<C-x><C-o> shortcut, which allows me to autocomplete a VimWiki file name (without extension) after beginning a VimWiki link:
[[Beginning of a link<C-x><C-o><CR>]]
So, these habits promote linking notes by title within my system:
- Use note titles as file names
- Prefer VimWiki links to Markdown links
- Use autocompletion to make referencing notes easy
One further improvement is to create a command that can autocomplete based on a fuzzy-search of the title, rather than an incremental search.