It is important to write a commit message that is informative and actually makes sense (not ‘my commit’).
Getting started with Git
Nida Sajid

Thanks for the article! Very well written, the examples are simple and clear.

If I may add just one comment:

It’s good to write the commit message in imperative mood. Or simply check with the following sentence:

If applied, this commit will <your commit message>

Therefor your example will be: “Add text file containing project info”