Common or no?

Just curious if anybody has had any luck (good or bad) with trying to keep a common place book? I keep starting them and then forgetting them when I need them, even though I am always reading on a large variety of topics that could certainly benefit from some note taking and organization. How do I make it a part of my system? When do I create a special subject notebook or file and when a common place book entry instead?

My mostly empty commonplace book
John Locke’s double-page index, as printed in the English translation of New Method for Common-Place Books (1706). via Public Domain Review.

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