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Friday, December 3, 2010

Quick blogging tip.

Nothing, NOTHING, will drive me away from a blog faster than a pop up song. I do a lot of my internet surfing while at work, as I'm sure MANY people do, and when you're in an shared office or cubicle (in my case a laboratory) with 30 other people, you don't want them to suddenly hear music coming from your computer. The instant I hear music, I close the browser never to return. This isn't an uncommon occurrence. In fact it happened to me last week. Now I could turn the volume off on my computer, but then when I get home (I have a laptop) I'd have to remember to turn it on again, and that's inconvenient. I won't do it just to accommodate websites that feel they have to entertain my eardrums. Really folks, if you want to share your love of a song, then put it as a link to a picture or something. You want people to listen to you, not a song. So put the tunes away for another time.

That is all. :)

7 comments:

Bee said...

I don't have a problem with a background music sort of thing, but I get how it could drive some people away.
But I wouldn't use that on my blog, though.

Indigo said...

Not to mention not everyone has the same musical taste. Thankfully I don't have that problem. As soon as I got my laptop I set the disability settings for mute. I'm deaf, I wouldn't know if someone was trying to blast my eardrums or someone within hearing distance. (Hugs)Indigo

Angie said...

Good point about the musical tastes too!

E.J. Wesley said...

To be honest, it never occurred to me to have music on my blog, it being about writing and all. I guess if you were a music blog it might make sense? Then again, if you were a food blogger, you wouldn't want to waft 'hotdog' scent through people's computers ... or would you? :)

Melanie said...

I vow to never to that :-)

Jennie Bailey said...

I know I shouldn't laugh, but the idea of you at work with music suddenly blasting out of your computer...okay, I was picturing me and knocking over my coffee in a panic as I try to get away from the blog, but then the coffee spills on the keyboard and it freezes so I unplug it but it's a laptop and the batteries are fully charged...you get the picture. I didn't even know you could have a pop up song on your blog! I haven't hit one of those yet...

Angie said...

Jennie - you paint the perfect picture. I do jump and it scares the heck out of me. I'm not sure if it's a feature on blogger, but I've definitely hit a few blogs that start up the music the moment it loads.

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