60 Seconds to Roam

Written by Mark McElroy

The least you should know about Roam Research, 60 seconds at a time.

If you’re interested in Roam Research, there are some incredible video series out there to help get started with the world’s most powerful thought processor. From Beginner to Superuser: A Complete Roam Research Tutorial Course was immensely helpful to me, as were the videos on note-taking from Shu Omi.

With so much good content out there, I hesitated to muddy the water with more. But I began to see a pattern: many Roam Research intros were lengthy, and some assumed too much knowledge on the part of the beginner. What might happen if someone took Roam, boiled it down to its most essential concepts, and produced a series for absolute beginners with episodes that were never more than a minute long?

With this in mind, I’ve created a series called “60 Seconds to Roam.” Right up front: this is definitely an enterprise that embodies the “Progress Over Perfection” mantra! But after watching this project linger on my to-do list for a couple of months, I decided that just doing it — even imperfectly — was better than never doing it at all.

Future episodes will cover other key concepts, including the graph, search, block references, block embeds, adding images, using filters, creating templates, and more. I’ve started posting new episodes weekly, and welcome your critiques and feedback. Whether you find them helpful or horrible, please drop me a note and let me know what you think.

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About the author

Mark McElroy

I'm a writer and professional facilitator. I'm the author of a dozen or so non-fiction books and hundreds of corporate video scripts. As a professional facilitator, I coach individuals, committees, and teams to change how they meet, make decisions, and plan, so they can get out of their own way and do work that really matters. I use this site to write about writing, adaptive strategy, travel, and spirituality ... and to "learn out loud" by sharing works (and what doesn't).