"...and so to bed."
At Jacket Copy, Carolyn Kellogg notes the final posting at Pepys' Diary, which corresponds to the final entry in the diary of Samuel Pepys, on May 31, 1669, thus ending a nine-year run for the blog. Here are Pepys' final words:
...I must endeavour to keep a margin in my book open, to add, here and there, a note in short-hand with my own hand.
And so I betake myself to that course, which is almost as much as to see myself go into my grave: for which, and all the discomforts that will accompany my being blind, the good God prepare me!
Despite the ominous tone, Pepys would live for another 34 years, passing away in 1703 at age 70. I must admit that I didn't continue to follow the online diary as avidly as I did at first, nor did I ever learn the fate of Sir Minnes. Still, it was a fascinating project.