Blogging for History

History Matters is aiming to make a mass blog for the national record.   The date for this is Tuesday the 17th of October.

The aim is to get a picture of UK life on the 17th of October 2006 – ordinary lives on an ordinary and insignificant day.  They want as many UK residents as possible to blog their diary of this day.   The blog will be open for journal entries up until the 1st of November.  It can be as mundane or as intellectual as you wish and it can be up to about 650 words long.   Apparently, in the past, it was traditionally the more well-to-do, educated people who kept journals and the aim here is to have records of ordinary lives.

The archive of this mass diary will be held bythe British Library and the National Trust amongst others and will be available to future historians and researchers. 

More information about the event here.

Here’s your chance to be recorded in history.


7 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by misslionheart on October 14, 2006 at 11:41 am

    I can’t be involved! 🙄 Would *love* some thing like that over here…


  2. I think you can be involved. I’m sure it said ex-UK residents can join in too.


  3. Posted by misslionheart on October 14, 2006 at 5:43 pm

    Just had another look, just G.B.


  4. If you click on the FAQ’s it will tell you this….

    “The idea of the mass blog is to get a picture of life in the UK on 17 October. The diary day is, therefore, open to anyone who would like to contribute. This also includes UK citizens or people with ties to the UK living outside the country at the moment. This is only a reflection of the globalised world we are living in. For example a British school in Dubai will be taking part.”


  5. Posted by misslionheart on October 15, 2006 at 10:28 pm

    Okies! I’ll work on it. Ta x


  6. I haven’t bothered to contribute to this as yet. We have until the 1st of November but for the time being, I’ve lost interest.


  7. Posted by misslionheart on October 21, 2006 at 12:16 am

    Get with it…


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