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  1. Kirsten
    03/02/2010 @ 3:10 pm

    That’s quite interesting. It’s kinda neat to think someone “blogged” way back then. Kinda makes you think…

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    • Adrimarie
      03/03/2010 @ 1:56 pm

      Yup. Sei Shonagon lived from around 930 BC till her deat in the early 1100s, so I would probably estimate that The Pillow Book (or rather, just bunches of randomness on extra pieces of paper) was written around 950 BC till sometime in the 1000s. The “blog” ended when the empress she was serving died and she was dismissed (either that or she ran out of paper to write on and she just stopped writing). I’ll post a few passages/entries at another entry later.

      I’m pretty sure the “art of journaling”/”keeping a diary” already existed way before Sei Shonagon’s time, but it’s said that hers was the first that contained nothing but random stuff. I have to admit that after reading (halfway, not finished yet) that her “blog” gave me some ideas on what to blog about when I’m out of ideas to write. :lol:

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  2. Yui
    03/05/2010 @ 6:26 am

    interesting… Now I remember that one of my initial purposes in having a blog was to practice my grammar and creative writing skills. And it works! ^_^

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