I am more of a nature photographer - but sometimes carrying my gear feels intrusive, cumbersome, and takes me out of the moment. I have been looking for a way to still capture what I see, but carrying less gear. I like to look back at my photos to understand trends, patterns, etc, and I can use my journals the same way.
For now I want to always keep the date, time location and weather at the top of the page - I like that idea for learning more about what I see. Eventually, I might like to move to a more stylized journal, but I'm not there yet.