I received a request from an SNP MSP today to remove the MSP from the mailing list, as the person concerned felt unable to make a positive response to my blogs. I immediately agreed, of course. (I do welcome comment, positive or negative, and will publish where requested comments that meet normal criteria and are on topic.)
I have a very limited blog circulation active mailing list. I circulate SNP MSPs simply as a courtesy to inform them that a new blog has been posted, together with a small number of SNP officials – they do not represent my target audience, which is anyone interested in Scottish politics.
(I also circulate a very small number of friends and one or two other contacts who expressed an interest).
To avoid similar unwelcome emailing, I have therefore closed this list. Even on the unlikely premise that everyone on it reads every blog posting, it represent a small proportion of my readership, based on my blog monitoring statistics and incoming emails and comments.
If anyone who was in receipt of blog notification emails wishes me to continue, please let me know by email or directly.