So it's day 4 of using @obsdmd and I've gotten a lot of guidance from Roam-to-Obsidian converts/dual users on how to treat the DNP in Obsidian so thought I would write up some of the learnings since it may be helpful to others #obsidianmd #roamcult
First off you can definitely approach the DNP the same way for both Obsidian and Roam

The difference comes when searching for things later
In Roam, since everything is block-level, you can use queries to search for a given block

Obsidian is page-level so if you have random thoughts on the DNP (like I do), and you search for a specific word/phrase - you may come up with a lot of false positives.
Complicated but @RobertHaisfield explains this well in this forum post so read it if you are confused (I was too at first)…
The work around for this that was suggested to me and that I'm using for now is utilizing the Note Composer core plugin (others use the Note Refactor community plugin but it does the same thing)
Essentially you write in your DNP throughout the day and then with Note Composer you can highlight a part of the DNP (or any note) and extract that section into its own note
Doing this makes it so that you can search by atomic page titles and also key words will return specific pages rather than a generic DNP that can have multiple topics on it

All new for me so will report back if this works well when I start searching for things
It adds an extra step but as @The_Badjer put it, more time upfront so that you don't have to process pages later (which is what I did in Roam and the reason why lots of notes got lost in DNPs)

Once you extract a new note, you can add tags to it as well
Not sure how I'm going to like this and how it will work out but it feels fine so far

Most of the longer, processed notes I wrote in @RoamResearch were standalone pages so having a forcing function to do that sounds helpful
Props to a lot of people for help on this: @roamhacker, Murf, @The_Badjer, @RobertHaisfield, Can, and others who I don't know through Twitter yet but I appreciate you!

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