Success only flourishes in perseverance -- ceaseless, restless perseverance.
--Baron Manfred Von Richtofen

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Pretty Please


Something annoying happened to me yesterday. I do my blog reading on Mondays by coming to my dashboard reading list and opening all the blogs that I want to read. It's a lot of blogs. Then I read each one and close it as I go. I came to a blog that had posted a video I wanted to watch. I turned on my speakers (which are usually off) and was surprised to find music playing. Seems one of the blogs I had open had music which comes on automatically. I had to shut off the music before I could watch the video, and it took me quite some time to find the offending blog and turn off the music. It wasn't bad music. It was actually  playing songs that I like, but still, I was annoyed. I prefer to choose what I listen to and when. So, I'm asking pretty please, if you have a playlist on your blog that comes on automatically, please turn it off.  Let me decide if I want to hear it or not.

Thank you.

22 comments:

logankstewart said...

I have to concur. No me gusta when the music starts and I can't control it.

Tere Kirkland said...

I feel the same way, which is why I like to cruise my blogs with the sound off. Of course, when I try to watch a video, the same thing has happened to me!

Totally agree. I like to know what kind of music inspires others, but I don't want it forced upon me.

Great post!

Shallee said...

AMEN.

That's all I have to say.

Linz said...

AMEN from me as well!!!!!!

Lisa said...

I couldn't agree more!

Amanda J. said...

No joke. That's why I keep my speakers silenced. :\

Mary Campbell said...

Oh Yes - I agree. I do not like blogs that play music. I love the pleading cat.

Nicole MacDonald said...

agreed!

Shannon said...

Agreed! Can't stand music on any website. Even bands that I like.

Love the pic btw!

Angie said...

I'm glad to know I'm not alone!

Karen Lange said...

I've had music on a blog startle me. Feel kinda silly when that happens but usually I am alone in my office. I prefer quiet blogs:)

Aubrie said...

Sometimes they scare me because I have my speakers low so I hear it in the distance and ask myself what it is!

Theresa Milstein said...

I agree! I don't have the newest computer on the block so music with video would probably make the thing crash.

Angie said...

Yeah, I don't hear all that well, so if it was in the background it would probably scare me too trying to figure out what it was. I know what you mean about the less-than-new computer too!

WindyA said...

Very nicely worded. It's an irk factor for me too, when a blog has music. I do the same thing you do and open them all then read and close as I go. If someone is playing music, it totally throws me off.

MT said...

I second the notion - nicely put. :)

Ted Cross said...

Hi Angie. I agree with you about the auto-music! I left an award for you on my blog.

Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

I agree with you on this one!

Larry and CIndy said...

I feel the same way about the unsolicited music!!!

WritingNut said...

I agree with you too! I've had to go searching through many a blog to turn off the music as well in order to watch something else.

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Terry W. Ervin II said...

Yep, no music on blogs. If I want to listen to music while reading them, I do that from this end.