Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Pet Peeves and Turn-Offs (Blog Stuff)

It started with BooMama, BigMama, & Rocks In My Dryer...asking their questions and getting some answers. I was surprised to read in the comments of their blogs that many blog readers are bothered by blogs with music. For me, it's never an issue...I just keep my sound muted and only turn it on when I want it on. I've really enjoyed having a playlist on my blog, and in fact, often open my blog just to enjoy the music! However, I do understand that not everyone shares my tastes, and many of you don't like being startled by blog music when you surf from blog to blog.

Then I read that Frugal Upstate is hosting this:

Of course, the month is halfway over, but it's never too late to build a better blog, right? So I've decided to set my Playlist to not begin automatically. For those of you who enjoy it, it's right there at the top of the blog. Just hit play and enjoy. For those of you who don't, I apologize for the nuisance it may have been, and hope you enjoy the sound of silence!

I'm planning a few other revamps this month. I will be changing my background and header again in the next week or so. I have a bit more work to do on my link to my recipe blog. And I'm working on several new posts as well as developing a regular posting schedule of some sort. So things? They are a-changing. Please stay tuned!

5 comments:

carridawn said...

Just found your blog recently. My husband and I LOVE your music selection. Many times during the day I have opened your blog to have your music playing. DON'T GET RID OF IT! That is why the "MUTE" button was invented. Thank you for pouring God's love on us thru your music selections.

Jenn @ Frugal Upstate said...

Thanks for joining in!

I've never been to your blog before, so I can't comment on your music selection. But I do know from past experience that I tend to just leave blogs with music blaring-sometimes it can cause other things to load more slowly, and sometimes it just takes me too long to figure out where the mute is on my computer!

Of course, it's a personal choice :)

Tamara said...

Carridawn,

Thank you for your sweet comments! I'm definitely not going to get rid of the music...it ministers to me! However, I did set it so it wouldn't auto-play. It's always at the top of my blog, so it's easy to turn it on when you get here. I prefer using the mute button, but not everyone has a mute button on their speakers/keyboard. Thanks again for the encouragement!

And Jenn,

Thank you for your comments and advice. I'm looking forward to making some other improvements very soon.

cindy said...

Awwww, no biggie to me, LOL, I just turn the speakers off. LOL. : )
Thank you for coming by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. I appreciate it.

c

McMaster & Storm said...

Tamara,
Hey thanks for you input on the tent size and we are going a tad bigger. Hope you're doing well!
The music doesn't bother me.
Thanks again,
Kara & Darcy too