I found this program when I was looking for an alternative to now defunct Luminotes. I still think a good idea might be using a blog....
Linked Notes Software Product Information
Linked Notes is a Wiki style notepad for your desktop computer. It provides a simple way to organize your notes and keep them private.
Basic Edition Features
* Notes are arranged into pages easily navigated with an index
* Tool bar facilitates navigation with forward, backward and home buttons
* Basic formatting such as bold, underline, italics, strikethrough, font and font size are provided
* Pages are linked by name automatically when page names are entered
* Linked Notes will minimize to the system tray
* Linked Notes will run from a USB flash drive
* Hyperlinks entered automatically become browser shortcuts
* Import and export pages as text or RTF files
Pro Edition Features
* Pages can be encrypted on your disk drive for sensitive information
* You can setup one or more identities with passwords, or authenticated as Windows users
* Export any section or all pages into a single RTF document suitable for Microsoft Word
* Easily search all pages for specific words
* Screen capture tool will embed an image cropped from any of your windows
Please note this software requires Microsoft .NET 3.5. If not already installed, simply visit Microsoft Windows Update for this free download.