Looks like I totally misread the original post (to the point it looks like I didn't read it). Sorry about that.
What actually ends up in your journal is going to depend on what you want to focus on at the particular time that you're writing in it. Maybe you want to focus on mechanics and elements, maybe UI, maybe story, or maybe stuff that'd be interesting from a marketing perspective. It's also going to depend on whether you're playing one long RPG or multiple pick-up & put down games. Whatever it is that you write, you should make sure that you write what is going to be the most useful to you (assuming that you are your sole audience member).
Awhile back I posted a few "reviews" or thoughts on some assorted flash games I was playing at the time. I made a point of keeping each entry short with one paragraph describing the game and then whether I'd play the game again and why (you'll probably want to go into more detail than that). Mostly I think I was just looking for an excuse to post something in my journal here but I found it interesting looking at a game and trying to identify some of the details that appealed to me. I liked trying to be aware of what it was about the game that got my attention in the first place and what it was that flipped the switch in my brain to actually download it. I would also try to note what, if anything, hooked me into continuing playing the game or otherwise turned me off.
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