Thank you, MacSparky, for the Obsidian Field Guide. It has helped me become an impassioned Obsidian user. I watched all of the content within 2 days and I look forward to the “plus edition” content. I have probably installed/briefly tried/uninstalled Obsidian at least 10 times in the past couple of years. It never stuck. So when the Obsidian Field Guide was released I immediately purchased the Plus Edition. I figured that it was worth it, for once and all, to help me make a final decision on Obsidian. Sparky’s clear explanation of YAML and dataview is what sealed the deal for me. To me, those are the killer features in Obsidian and his explanations made it “click” for me. By the end of the second day I was able to develop a vault that I use as a relational database (many-to-many relationships) for my gardening data. It’s still a work in progress and will serve as a model for other vaults that I want to create.
Again, Sparky, thank you and congratulations on another great Field Guide.
I’ve been using Obsidian for the last year and a half, and I like it, but I’ve never felt comfortable living within it.
I’ve done a few courses but they all overreached or oversold.
I’ve had David’s guide for a few weeks now, and I’ve been dipping in and out of it, and it’s genuinely helped me tweak how I use Obsidian so it’s easier to live in.
The content is straight-forward (there’s no hype - yay!) and the lessons build nicely upon each other so it’s (a) easy to learn incrementally, while also (b) easy to wander around the, cherry-picking what I most want to learn.
(I don’t love the teachable platform, but it is good enough and it got easier to use when I turned off my content blockers!)
I only have two questions: what font do you use for your interface font in your personal vault? what theme are you using?