Who are your notes for?

Who are you taking your sketchnotes for?

That might seem like a silly question (duh, they’re for me), but once you start making your notes visual, there’s the potential for them to benefit others as well.

But even if you don’t directly share your sketchnotes with other people, those notes can still have an impact outside of yourself.

In the video above I explore these questions around who your sketchnotes are for and what purpose they serve.


Here’s how the full sketchnote turned out:

Who are your notes for?

Even if you don’t share your notes with others, your time spent sketchnoting has an impact beyond yourself.

Want to see me do some live sketchnoting of a weekly conversation that I have with a friend and fellow online creator? Check out the new podcast and video series Learn in Public with Doug & Erik.

For more on how to go about sharing your sketchnotes with others, check out our course Learn in Public. Throughout November and December of 2022 I’ll be hosting some live events connected to that course. Come join us if you’re interested!

Learn How to Take Visual Notes

If you’d like a deeper dive into the world of visual note-taking, come join us inside of Verbal to Visual.

There you’ll find a full library of sketchnoting courses and regular live workshops to help you build your skills:

You can learn more and sign up here.