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MiYo - Make it your own.

Overall you can distill all the different approaches to PKM (Personal Knowledge Management) into the following few points:

1. Note it down in your own words
2. Keep it short
3. Think about why you are noting it down
4. Write it down in a way you will find it in the future

What does MiYo mean?

As everybody has all those fancy acronyms, like LYT, IMF, BASB, CODE, ACCESS, Zettelkasten (ok, not really an acronym) I created one myself.

MiYo = Make it Your own

The nice part about it is that MiYo means in out-dated or obsolete kana usage.

This is not 100% correct but I still think it matches quite well.


The sources and thoughts you are collecting.


noted down and thought about today


to generate something useful in the future

MiYo Framework

MiYo is not only focussed on PKM. It can be used all over the place but then not with the steps above but more in the meaning of:

Make it your Own!

You are yourself, not the one who did write the book / article / blog / etc. And you are also not me (except if I'm reading the text at the moment by myself) 😎

In this sense.. read, think, try it out.

As a Side Note

I like it when I see that my "unique" ideas are not really unique. It proofs that other people have a similar view on things like I have or have come out of other reasons to the same conclusion as myself.

A lot of people writing about PKM / Obsidian or other subjects will point out that your milage may be different when using their approach or they will give tips why they have deviated from specific methods.

Other people want to explain to you why their approach is the only right one.

In my opinion (and you have the right to have a different opinion) you should get some ideas from other people and then adapt them over time to make them your "own". See above.

Anthony Saso has written a nice article about this on Medium, here is the link to his personal blog: The Life Template Problem.

And here the link to the Medium article:

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