Personal Wiki

Hi there!

It has been happening a lot these days around the world. I felt overwhelmed and was not sure whether I should write about anything at all.

But I finally decided to share a personal knowledge management project I was working on last week.

I started with an idea of creating a section on my webpage about PhD research and this was the result: www.alinapukhovskaya.com/research. It felt great to have a digital home also for my academic endeavors.

However, it got more interesting when I decided to revisit the reports that I created to share my PhD results with non-profit organizations. I have taken multiple attempts to repackage 400 pages of academic writing into something practical. But I have never felt satisfied with the result.

Since I am a big fan of Notion App I thought: Why not giving it a try also for this purpose? After a couple of hours I suddenly realized that it might be the best solution ever. One of my favorite use cases of Notion is the creation of personal wikis, which can be publicly shared (or kept private).

Hence, I have started to develop a wiki for my PhD research results. Let’s see where it takes me, but I love the idea. Wiki format allows sharing knowledge with people of different background and pre-existing knowledge. Since any relevant concept or definition can have a separate link/page - readers decide themselves where they need more clarification and in-depth insight. This allows keeping the main body of text clean and to the point, which is impossible with unidimensional word processors.


That’s all for this week! If you have any comments - just hit reply to this email. I would love to hear from you.

Best,

Alina