what makes a journal entry historically interesting?
July 2, 2013 4:49 PM Subscribe
What things need to be present in a diary or journal to make it of interest to historians in the future?
posted by spunweb to Writing & Language (34 answers total) 52 users marked this as a favorite
I've been thinking a lot about journalling, and journals' usefulness to cultural historians. This made me wonder: what types of events (personal as political, more overtly political, funny, etc) would make a journal written now of interest to historians 30, 50, and a hundred years from now?
I'm asking because I'd like to make my own journalling a bit more intentional.