Logseq Intro Course by OneStutteringMind

A free 8-part course on YouTube to help you properly get started with Logseq.

Dario AKA OneStutteringMind is a Logseq power user and teacher. He’s been helping professionals get the most out of Logseq in one-on-one coaching sessions and through his massively useful videos.

This free Logseq intro course is a great point to start. Not only will you learn all about Logseq’s functionality, you’ll also learn more about outliners tools and networked note-taking in general.

Click here for the playlist on YouTube, or watch the videos below.

Need more help? Dario has also created a paid course where he goes much deeper and will teach you many effective Logseq workflows. He has put together a wealth of written resources, videos, and diagrams to ease your Logseq learning curve and master the concepts of network-note taking using an outliner. You can find the Logseq Mastery course here.

Part 1: What's so special about Logseq?

From the video description:

In this introductory video, I break down why outliners, particularly Logseq, are such great tools. If everything in this video sails over your head, then maybe this is the course for you. If you were nodding your head in agreement, then maybe the course is a bit too basic for you. Either way, I hope you like it!

Part 2: Setting up Logseq on your computer

From the video description:

Setting up Logseq on your computer is easier than ever before. You can either use the web-app, or download the desktop app. The program is now Windows certified, if you're a Windows user, and the feature set is powerful (and only getting better with each release).

Part 3: Introduction to blocks and pages

From the video description:

The block is the core functional unit of any outliner app. Pages allow you to link your blocks to around nodes of meaning, and easily resurface them later down the line. They're both key elements of Logseq, so let's dive into how they work.

Part 4: Adding structure with bi-directional links

From the video description:

Entering your notes into the Journal page is a new paradigm, but this doesn't mean that you need to forsake all structure. The way you do that in a network note-taking app is by adding by-directional links. This allows you to resurface information in your database easily when you need it, whilst still allowing you to enter information in a low-friction way. Once you understand linking, your will be able to configure your own workflows more easily, and set-up a system that works the way that your own mind works.

Part 5: Tagging for task management, spaced repetition & resurfacing info

From the video description:

Logseq allows for additional 'structural' elements beyond bi-directional links. These include powerful task management capabilities, as well as a spaced repetition feature. On top of that, even if you haven't been using bi-directional links, the interface easily allows you to find "unlinked" references and make connections after the fact, so you never have to worry about finding your information again.

Part 6: Maximising the user interface & intro to block references

From the video description:

In addition to the powerful functionality covered in the first few videos, Logseq also has a great user interface which greatly assists in your note-taking / writing process. It's all a key part of removing the friction in your day-to-day experience of writing and thinking. Another powerful feature is the ability to transclude block references. That means that you can reference any block reference anywhere else in your database, and allows you to build context around your writing. If this is confusing, don't worry - it's not an essential "must-know" feature, although a lot of people have built powerful workflows with them so it's worthwhile understanding if this might be of value to you.

Part 7: Exploring Logseq menus and other user interface elements

From the video description:

Now we get into a few more "functional" things - how do you navigate the menus, what do the different buttons do, a few of the nitty-gritty things. We'll also expore the graph view (which is what initially got me hooked on Logseq!) and have a look at some of the settings you may want to use.

Part 8: Setting yourself up for success

From the video description:

To wrap it all up, I explore some of the philosophies around network note-taking and how to set yourself up for success. Specifically, we look at why block indenting is a key feature of an outliner, and how to setup entry points into your database to facilitate an effective writing experience. I'm personally also a fan of visual workflows, which help me to pick up where I left off a lot easier, than if I'm looking at text on a screen.
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