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The answer completely depends on what you want to do with the files--how you want to access them in the future. Otherwise, organization doesn't matter. Do you want to access them programmatically, using a program to read and operate on the text files? Open files manually, separately, and view them? Decide specifically how you want to access them later, and ...
I've kept journals in a variety of formats some that have gone obsolete, and I have settled on a big old .rtf as a reasonable solution. I use a key combo to insert a date and time stamp so I don't even have to worry about the formatting. The .rft format allows for some basic formatting that allows for some nuance. When I go back and read a single file ...
Text files quickly become annoying when you have more than a few thousand. I would write my journal into a MySQL database on my web space, create a simple PHP web interface to update, search and display entries, do more advanced operations in phpMySQL or through a direct SSH connection to the database server, and create a cronjob that will back it up in ...
I wanted the same thing as you - the ability to do a journal, fully searchable, all text files. I also wanted to be able to cross reference things to create a sort of commonplace book without duplicating work. It took a lot of looking but I eventually found Wikidpad and have been using it ever since. It's really powerful.
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