Daybook: Thoughts

Creation: February 18, 2019
Updated: February 18, 2019

I’ve been thinking a lot about the concept of a Daybook. This post from Phil’s wiki got me thinking about it and how I might implement it.

I like the idea of actually using Day One. I keep Day One on my home screen, but it’s been gathering dust. The only things that go in it happen automatically, which feels like a shame because it’s a beautiful app.

I’ve also thought about the idea of just doing it here. I’m already considering using this as a quick journal for morning thoughts and day recaps. Maybe I have a daily Daybook post? Maybe those kinds of things go into the Journal posts?

I’m curious how others use their Daybooks to help me get a sense of how I might tackle this. A lot of what I used to use Field Notes for is coming into this weblog, so I feel like this type of purpose could too.


One thing I want to avoid is having everything for a single day in one post. I feel it’s useful to have many posts to cover different topics/tags, which is why I have seperate listening, reading, watching posts everyday.

I don’t know if there’s enough difference in the things I’d put in a Journal post vs a Daybook post. I feel like there is, but I might be running into trouble with that.

I’ll start tomorrow by keeping them seperate and see what happens.

The one downside of tinkering like this, is dealing with tags when I change my mind. I could probably build a Siri Shortcut to run through files and change the tags in the .txt file, but I’ll cross that bridge when I get there.


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