Wednesday, December 15, 2010
I've Got The Music In Me and I Can't Get it OUT!!!
I love reading your blogs, I really do.
And I love the fact that you love sharing inspirational music, and it is inspiring, and some of it is damn good. Though some of it is also damn bad, but to each his own.
But if there is any way, any way at all, to not have it automatically set to play every time a person opens your blog to read it can you change your settings for this to happen? I am making an open appeal, an urgent plea, to any and all bloggers who have this function set on their blogs.
You don't have to do this of course, your blog is your blog, and of course, in the end, I always have the option of not going back to the blog and choosing not to go there, as many people have opted not to come back here because of some of the things I do.
Freedom of Bloggery.
It's in the Constitution.
But I ask only because of this...it scares the living shit out of me every time I go to your blog. I usually get some of my sports and other news from the Internet. Did you know recent statistics show that many people spend more time on the net than they do on TV?
And I actually have the volume set high enough to hear these broadcasts of 'speaking folk', not actually adjusted for music. Generally, when it comes to music, I use my iPod and my Bose dock (rocks!).
So when I go to your blog, and your music starts blaring, I jump right out of my skin. It is so JARRING. Then I am madly scrolling down, desperately trying to find the player you have, frantically trying to find the pause button.
I finally hit it. Whew. Breathing heavy. Eyes wide.
But sometimes, I gotta be honest...I'm so fried by the experience, I sort of breeze through the blog and then back out.
But worse? If I get my wits back about me and start reading, and then if you have pics to click on, or links, and I click them and come back? THE SAME THING HAPPENS AND I FORGET AND THEN I JUMP OUT OF MY SKIN ALL OVER AGAIN BECAUSE I AM TOO DUMB TO REMEMBER EACH AND EVERY TIME THAT THIS HAPPENS.
So I'm on my knees, begging, to all people with these embedded music players. I've never understood why they are set to play as soon as someone shows up to the page...but if its possible, would you ever consider giving the reader the option to push play?
You could even make it a part of your blog! Could be fun. Update the songs, change up the tune list and tell us about some new tunes you've added so we can scroll down and check out the new selection. Viola! New posting fodder.
And the best part?
I have a better chance of not needing to increase my blood pressure medication.
And as you know...I'm very concerned about all the medications I'm on.