I'll explain what I'm doing first:
I'm transcribing a set of seminars into LaTeX. Scattered around the text there are questions from people, that I have included as Question 1, Question 2, and so on. But I have written the number of all questions manually, so now if I have to insert another question in between questions I have to change manually all the questions that come after.
There must be a way for LaTeX to keep track of those items so that it generates the appropriate number automatically, but I don't want to make a list or an enumerate because there are big chunks of text in between questions.
(I have tried google, but I keep getting information about lists and enumerates)