BBC News: Blog project reveals daily lives.
More than 30,000 people across Britain have recorded a diary of their day as part of a project to create an online snapshot of life in the country. The National Trust said the entries – which range from the mundane to the extraordinary – have created "Britain’s biggest blog". The charity asked people to upload their account of what happened to them on 17 October 2006 – chosen because it was an ordinary day of no national significance. People have until 31 October 2006 to record their entries on the History Matters website.
I did record my Tuesday October 17th, but since you need to specify a county and UK postcode to submit the entries, it’s just for my own use. The article has several excerpts from the submitted entries (a mother of three, a teenager from Poland, a woman going through her ex-husband’s house after his death, an unemployed man, and another schoolgirl). Quite a variety of days in just that sample! Now it all has to be recorded and catalogued in a way that will still be accessible years from now.