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What can we learn about blogging from Samuel Pepys?

Almost all diaries that give genuine and protracted pleasure to an ordinary reader do so because the diarists possessed, instinctively or by training, some of the verbal, intellectual and emotional talents that characterise the novelist.

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‘And so to bed’. Learn to blog with Samuel Pepys and this wonderful BBC dramatisation of his diaries

Dramatisation of Samuel Pepys’s diaries for BBC Radio 4. Is this an invitation to start a diary of your own?

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How Pepys kept a diary suggests how you could keep blogging

On how Pepys kept his diary Pepy’s wrote his diary from notes – whether on the day, or weeks later Whilst diaries have a value in their historical immediacy they are generally far from giving the sense of the living

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