Keep a Quick Log File
As I work at my computer, there are lots of things that I want to jot down, to act on later. Most of these are brilliant thoughts, or million dollar ideas, so I don’t want to lose them!
The quickest way that I’ve found to collect these notes is in a log file in Notepad. When I open it, the file adds the current time and date, and the cursor automatically goes to the end of the file.
To create a log file:
- Open Notepad, and at the top of the new blank file, type: .LOG
This MUST be in upper case letters.
- Save the file as a Text file, e.g. MyNotes.txt
Note: I save my file to the Desktop, so it’s easy to find and open.
- Close the file.
To use the log file:
- Open the log file, and the date and time are automatically added.
- Enter your notes, then save and close the file.