Saturday, February 6, 2010

My Pet Peeve

I love, love, LOVE reading blogs, but I often stop by blogs that play music and it really bugs me. I usually have my own music playing - either on the computer - or on my stereo - and when the blog music starts it just makes a horrible cacophony of noise that makes me scramble for the mute button. I have a hard time understanding why people put the music on there - it's not like most of the readers will be there long enough to even listen to one whole song. And everyone has such different tastes - why subject readers to something they might not care for? Whew! Anyway, just wanted to vent a little - I'd like to start a campaign to bring this practice to a screeching halt! LOL Hope I haven't offended anyone, but wanted to voice my opinion.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I completely agree! I end up turning the sound off on my computer when I read certain blogs because I don't care for their choice of music (or muzak).
Susan K

bayrayschild said...

I decided not to add music to my blog for just the reasons that you stated.

I don't mind some of the soft easy listening music while I enjoy my read and all of the eye candy but I find myself scrambling for the mute button when I come to a blog with loud and blaring music. It's just too distracting.

I want people to come back to visit me without being offended by my music choices.

Audrey

Deb said...

I kind of agree too - I just turn the volume down on my computer. I used to have music on mine, but I found it not only disturbing sometimes but seemed to make the page load slower!

Nedra said...

I am with you too. I just turn off the volume on my computer when looking at other blogs.

whitey said...

I am 50/50 on the subject.

Dan said...

I agree with you, plus for some reason it makes my computer run slower. Thank you for visiting my blog. I really appreciate it. I enjoyed visiting your blog. You are doing a very good job! ~Dan~

Kimberly said...

I'm with ya ;)

Rugs and Pugs said...

Gayle ~
I'm with you. I have the volume turned off on the computer.
I enjoy silence so much the only noise in my house is the sound of my foster pug Eema snoring!
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Kelly Ballard said...

Hi Gayle,
I'm with you on the music thing. I always have music playing on my computer while I use it so the music on the blog is a pain. My beef is blogs that just have too much! Too many graphics, snow, busy backgrounds, pictures that flash on and off...it all gives me a headache. We need to remember what makes a blog interesting: content!

Kelly
Second Hand Chicks

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

OMGOSH Gayle...it's like you read my mind today...first off I've never been here before and WHAT A WONDERFUL BLOG....
Second...I COULDN'T AGREE WITH YOU MORE.
Today I opened up a blog...MUSIC! and I clicked on a link and there were two different sounds coming through...totally confusing. Not sure how that happened but it was from a video and their blog...
So I have my sound turned off now till I need it.
I do understand though...and I'm just like Audrey...scrambling to turn off the sound.

I know none of us are complaining and we all like our blogs the way we like them but it does come on strong sometimes.

Karen

BeautifulDees said...

I agree also. I alway's mute it to be able to read the blog and the sad thing is I love their blog but the music is a distraction for sure.

Charlotte said...

Ditto!

Corinne Burke said...

Yes I agree, I put the mute button on my laptop

Corinne

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

Ahhhhh. I have heard this before from other bloggers. I USED to have music on my blog, but it was so slow, and I felt somewhat like you do, although right now I have APP's blog up and am listening to their play list. I like it. But I agree, I don't like the combo of different music all at the same time. I just turn down the sound.
....different strokes for different folks.......
Enjoy your Monday.
Mercy
BTW I love your newest rug!!! Oh and I liked everyone else rugs! I have such a yen do learn this craft! You do beautiful work!

woolwoman said...

I sorta agree gayle but I also have been introduced to some music/groups that I was not familiar with. It is not that offensive to me - I just find the player and halt it while I'm reading the blog if it is some annoying music I don't want to hear. I actually tried to add that to my blog but could never figure out how - Guess now I'm glad I didn't since so many seem annoyed by it. Mel

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

I totally agree!! And then I forget to unmute my volume and miss out on the "you've got mail' voice!

Caths Pennies Designs said...

Hi Gayle, I don't know why I haven't been a "follower" but I'm going to add you now for sure. I agree with you about the music ... except hahahah... I have music on my blog! But you are right, It can be downright annoying. I'm the only one that should be allowed to have music and everyone else should be outlawed! :) Actually, I've just forgotten that I even have it on there, so I'm going to go remove it right now so that I can join the campaign to end the blog music.
Cathy