The blogging bard

It’s a busy time for Rabbie Burns. As the National Year of Homecoming is centred around the 250th anniversary of his birth, he’s got a lot of people looking closely at him and his work. So, he’s been reanimated, and popped up on Twitter, tweeting poems, line by line. After the initial news reports, NTS actually posted the essential information needed for following him on Twitter: his username – ayrshirebard. They might however want to note that Twitter updates to your phone haven’t been possible in the UK for many months.

And now, the revived poet has also taken to blogging!

Robert Burns’ Letters will be posting the letters of the bard, on the anniversary of the day they were actually written. He’s currently in full love-letter flow, writing to his ‘Clarinda’. The content of 91 letters will be being posted, concluding in 2010, when it is hoped the National Trust for Scotland will be able to open the doors of the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. Funds are still needed for this (about £4 million), so if you can donate, please do!

Although one plea – pleeease take off the SnapShots thing on links to sites outside the blog, it’s the most annoying popup in the whole entire world…ever!

Now….time to try and find a good ceilidh in town for Burns Night….

Author: Jennie

Law, libraries, books, crafts, and general geekery.

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