Storytelling by blog: the Pepys Diary

Another example of blog-based storytelling is the Pepys Diary.  Each day this blog republishes a diary entry from Samuel Pepys’ diary, on the corresponding date.

For example, for May 10 2011, we see May 10 1668:

The Pepys Diary

Beyond the basic content, the Pepys Diary adds annotations and background material.

Importantly for storytelling purposes, each blog post can contain comments.  Those comments play a role in how we perceive those entries.  Readerly reactions, extra information from specialists: these add more content of all sorts to the seventeenth-century core.

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