Motivated by Joan from Roots’n’Leaves, who’s been doing Sunday Synopsis posts, I’ve resolved to keep a daily research log of just what trails and research crumbs I’m following. It’s all too easy to get caught up chasing a research rabbit down a hole. My hope is that this will keep me focused and less prone to being pulled by the tides of what I come across: when I have a project to do I’m much more “on target”. Hence I’ve commenced a running file which opens with Word and to which I can add dot points throughout the day.
The hoped-for benefits:
- Staying focused on what I want to achieve
- a readily-searchable document when I want to revisit research paths I’ve taken.
- Highlight how productive or otherwise the day has been
- Identify proposed tasks for the days ahead
Rather than see Sunday Synopsis posts you’re more likely to see the outcome as research posts.
Let’s see how long the resolution lasts…and how well it works.