Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Mass blogging day to promote history campaign

by Jennifer Whitehead
published October 10, 2006

LONDON - People are being invited to take part in a mass blogging day in support of the History Matters campaign, promoting history and heritage. October 17 has been chosen as an "ordinary weekday of no significance" for the mass blogging event.

Organisers want as many people as possible to participate and hope that tens of thousands of UK residents will record their day in online diaries. These will be stored by the British Library and other bodies as a record of national life.

The group is asking people to keep an online diary that day and then upload it to the History Matters website on the day or during the following week. Every school in the country will be invited to participate in the event.



Blogger RaxRaxRax said...

Hi Luc

You managed to capture the essence of what the National Archives were trying to do with the History Matters campaign which is why I’d like to invite you to take a look at a new website called “Map My London” which has just been launched by The Museum of London: (

Map My London hopes to revolutionise the way the history of the city is gathered and displayed.

It would be great if you could take a look at the site (and plug it!!!) and see if you would be interested in getting involved with uploading your impressions and memories of the capital, to help us create an emotional memory bank.
You will be able to upload your experiences about the city onto the Map My London site under headings including “Love and Loss”, “Beauty and Horror” and “Fate and Coincidence”.

The site will support contributions in the form of text, digital photographs, video clips and sound recordings and the best thing is that you will be able to have a link directly to your own personal map to put onto your blog.

If this is something that you think that you’d like to get involved with, please visit I’d love to hear your thoughts and feedback on the website.

Well done on the cool blog – I’ve got it bookmarked, so you might see some more comments from me in the future ;)

Kind regards
Rax, Museum of London

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