I’m initially talking within a professional sense here, but if anyone does this for personal reasons, I’d be interested in hearing from you too.
I’ve experimented with a day log in the past. I understand this is a thing engineers tend to do, using it to keep track of problems they encountered, solutions they found, and other such decisions that were made. When I did it I tried to use Dropbox Paper, but never quite knew how to get my head around how it all worked, or what sort of thing I should be writing.
In the end I gave up in frustration.
Fast forward to today, and I want to try again. The more I think about it, the more I understand it could be helpful for me, both within the present moment, but also in the future when I try looking back at why I did what I did. I specifically want to use it as a tool for improving my estimating ability (recording why I used a specific estimate for a specific job, and having the ability to go back to it later for review)
Which is why I come to you, good people of Birmingham, and ask for advice on how best to keep a day log.
I do have some initial ideas, and names of systems which I’ve heard of, but I don’t want to lead this in any particular direction, so instead I throw it open to you, to hear what you have to say.