45 thoughts on “Are you following me on Twitter or Facebook as well or only just via the blog?

  1. Andy Oliver August 22, 2019 / 9:37 am

    I read the blog routinely, John, and share many posts on a FB group. I do look at Twitter but only see the recent posts when I log on, so will miss many of your Twitter posts. Keep going, I enjoy your writing and your insight!

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    • Toni Young August 23, 2019 / 9:29 am

      Likewise. I enjoy the comments on the blog and regularly share to Facebook.

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  2. Indy Chas August 22, 2019 / 9:42 am

    Yes the blog is my only source of your articles. Each one delivered fresh to my email inbox. I use facebook but don’t get yor articles. I won’t use Twitter.

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  3. Ann Forbes August 22, 2019 / 9:48 am

    I enjoy all your posts but not routinely on twitter.

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    • Ann Forbes August 22, 2019 / 11:40 am

      Insert ‘I’m’ between but and not!

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  4. Doreen Milne August 22, 2019 / 10:00 am

    I visit your blog daily and find it a great source of factual information and debunking. I also share it to Twitter regularly and check your Twitter page.
    (Sounds a bit stalker-y now I’ve written that)

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  5. anandprasad August 22, 2019 / 10:18 am

    Only the blog.
    I hate Twitter and Facebook.
    And even though i don’t read every post. I have an RSS feed so i see all your headlines.
    I probably read in full at least 3/4 of all your posts.
    I mention that because i don’t think it will show in your hits. Maybe it does i’m no IT expert.

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    • anandprasad August 22, 2019 / 10:22 am

      The blog is also something i can refer others to who i know won’t be on Facebook or Twitter. I have shared your blog with a Unionist who is very sensible but just believes everything that the BBC and Scotsman spout. It is an invaluable reference source. Please don’t stop.

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    • kelticgirl August 23, 2019 / 11:04 am

      I disagree. I’m a dinosaur when it comes to technology but I do FB, Twitter,Insta and others. FB is my media of choice but I do check the others every day too. I’m getting better at it. I think getting your message across is very important and you should use everything available to you. Especially now.

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  6. John Randall August 22, 2019 / 10:25 am

    I only read your blogs and don’t use Facebook or Twitter. Please continue with the blogs if possible. Best wishes, John

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  7. Grant Brown August 22, 2019 / 10:33 am

    Hi John.
    Yes, your blog is the only way I get to see what you write. I don’t do twitter, but I read and then share your blogs on FB.

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  8. John H August 22, 2019 / 10:44 am

    Hi John
    I only read your blog. I don’t do Twitter but browse Facebook on occasions.

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  9. JSM August 22, 2019 / 10:59 am

    I have an account for Twitter and follow you there but I don’t use it due to all the nastiness on it. I share your blog posts to a few Yes pages/groups that I belong to.

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  10. anniefraethehills August 22, 2019 / 11:09 am

    Like JSM above, I follow you on Twitter but I only use it to retweet articles like the ones you produce.

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  11. anandprasad August 22, 2019 / 11:53 am

    John just realised i may have misunderstood your question.
    If it is solely about comments below the line, then no problem. I have only commented once before and it wasn’t essential and you needn’t have answered.
    Whatever is easier for you as long as you keep the blog going. Having said that, if you don’t i will have to read it on Facebook. I will adapt.
    You must spend an incredible amount of time researching and writing and so your time is the most important factor here.
    Take care of yourself too!

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  12. Scott August 22, 2019 / 12:02 pm

    I don’t do Twitter but always look at your blog but I can have a look at your twitter account as well.I would like you to keep the blog going as it is so informative about the silly FoI that are asked by you know who.

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  13. Colin Brown August 22, 2019 / 12:07 pm

    Doesn’t Twitter act as a publiciser for the meaty content of your blog, usually far more than the 240 characters you might tweet.
    Most Twitter users do use it for serious stuff as well, unlike Facebook that is more for friends & family.
    It’s great work, John, thank you.

    PS I’d retweet more often if your website name was less antagonising than “Thought control Scotland”

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    • johnrobertson834 August 22, 2019 / 12:42 pm

      Thanks. Have you read my defense of the term? Search the blog for thought control?


    • anandprasad August 22, 2019 / 1:38 pm

      Sorry to be blunt but if anyone thinks their thoughts aren’t being controlled they just have to ask one thing. Why do companies spend trillions on advertising, lobbying etc.? Just look at the Electoral Commission attempt at thought and behavioural control this week.
      I actually love the two pronged attack. Thought Control and Talking Up
      The stream of headlines of positive ways to look at Scotland is a real pick me up, really refreshing and the attacks on the BBC and the media and politicians is the perfect balance. It is very clever. We need to be very sharp against the brain washing and the same time proud of Scottish achievements, possibilities and differences. I hope the blog grows into a similar two pronged media station or a programme within one of the major stations. But of course we know why that doesn’t happen. Maybe a slot on RT?

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      • johnrobertson834 August 22, 2019 / 2:11 pm

        Thanks. Colin like you and I will be a practised evader of the worst of thought control. Also, our ancient subconscious is pre-Capitalism, a bit anxious about external threats, and so helps resist some of the worst of advertsing unless of course its for food or sex 🙂


      • anandprasad August 22, 2019 / 2:58 pm

        Sorry Colin for the Straw Man argument. The first couple of sentences were badly put.


  14. Ludo Thierry August 22, 2019 / 12:07 pm

    I confess I’m a complete dinosaur – so only see the blog (much valued).

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  15. johnrobertson834 August 22, 2019 / 12:43 pm

    Ok. Thanks everyone. I will keep the blog going. Maybe I should gather the twitter posts into a wee summary for the blog?


  16. gavin August 22, 2019 / 12:57 pm

    A Blogger fur me, a Blogger fur me,
    If you’re no’ a Blogger yer nae guid tae me,
    Bloggers are braw,
    Twitters are naw,
    An’ Facebook users ur too fu cheesee………………………..!


      • gavin August 22, 2019 / 3:07 pm

        Gies a kiss and I’ll tell ye.

        Sorry about my wee poem. I had changed it, but posted before the last line was altered. now it no longer makes any sense (as if any of it did).


  17. bigjon999 August 22, 2019 / 1:29 pm

    only your blog – not on Facebook or Twitter… bit of a dinosaur 🙂

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  18. bigjon999 August 22, 2019 / 1:29 pm

    only your blog – not on Facebook or Twitter… bit of a dinosaur 🙂

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  19. John August 22, 2019 / 3:41 pm

    The blog John , tried Twitter, don’t like it , don’t do much Facebook either , keep up the blog please .


  20. bedelsten August 22, 2019 / 6:32 pm

    My first port of call is the blog. Twitter is not suited for extensive analysis without being broken into many segments (or tweets). However, it can be used for posting the resumé, abstract, executive summary (whatever) with a link back to the full blog.


  21. anne August 22, 2019 / 7:40 pm

    Blog please. Its a great resource. Thank you for all your hard work. I’m reluctantly on FB and you are still turned on lol.


  22. Ellen Renton August 22, 2019 / 7:41 pm

    Both read blog & follow on Twitter


  23. Davy S August 22, 2019 / 8:26 pm

    I’m afraid I’m old school and don’t presently do Twitter or Facebook. I read or at least scan through the blog every day. Please keep going if you can. I find the blog a great source for factual information and inspiration!


  24. Daphne August 22, 2019 / 8:59 pm

    View your blog every day. It is almost indispensable. I recommend it to people all the time and it is easy to remember ‘Talking Up Scotland ‘ as opposed to most media which tries to talk our country down. Please keep it going and collect all your tweetings as bumper blog on Fridays.

    From independent maiden aunts everywhere, thank you x



  25. Stan Wilson August 22, 2019 / 9:27 pm

    Blog only, refuse to do Twitter…..love the blog.


  26. Bugger le Panda August 23, 2019 / 5:43 am

    Do both and try to retweet the link in twitter, usually twice.

    If I see you name on a tweet, linking back to an article I push it too.

    You may get more retweets and followers on Twitter but they invariably not necessarily the people who matter vis a vis actually reading your analyses.

    Blog is the sausages and chops whilst Twitter is the ketchup or broon sauce or vinegar oy mayonnaise.

    And no, I don’t know what the previous paragraph means either.


  27. Toni Young August 23, 2019 / 9:36 am

    What do you call yourself on Facebook? I’ve found a few John Robertson s and Talking up Scotland doesn’t appear when I search.


  28. James Coll September 18, 2019 / 6:46 pm

    I only read these articles. Don’t / can’t / won’t do Twitter. I prefer blogs which have a knowledgeable and reasoned argument, that I can quote from and share. Keep them up please, I value your insights.

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