When I read about memory techniques most people seem to use more loci, and less linking.
For example many put 1-3 objects at every lokus and link them together, and everywhere I look people seem to use that system.
My question is if loci really is better than, for example, linking objects in a chain?
The extreme case of loci is when you put one object at each lokus, requiring many memory places and settings, and the extreme case of linking is that you make a list of all objects and then have to create links between every object.
Personally I use kind of a hybrid when I memorize. I start with a familiar place and then start linking the objects together while traveling through the room. Often i follow the walls or have kind of a system on how to move through a room, but I haven’t created any memory places, instead I let the list interact with whatever is currently close.
Often I choose about 50-100 objects in every list, and after that I choose another room or place for the next list.
For me this method is a lot faster and requires less preparation (I don’t have to create any journeys) and I feel more creative without being bound to a journey.
What do you think? What are the pros and cons with the journey system and using linking?