Saturday, February 12, 2011

I can keep silent no longer....

Ever since I have been blog hopping there is one thing that stands out on some blogs that makes the entire experience (much) less than pleasant...and that is the song lists....

I have debated and debated whether to mention this issue, I truly do not want to upset or offend anybody, but since most ppl do not understand some of the issues the song lists create for those viewing your blogs I though it was time to share how I feel...

As a web designer the first thing I tell a client is DO NOT include music on your website, it is a great way to lose potential views because as soon as the music starts they will close the window...

My top 3 reasons for not including music are....

If you are listening to your own music and a page begins to also play music then it is just annoying...

Some ppl will argue to just turn your speakers off if you do not want to hear it, but then I can't hear my message alerts etc that I want to hear on my computer...


If you are on dial-up or satellite internet, the play lists are bandwidth hogs and will slow down how quickly the pages load or even prevent it from completely loading all together...

Some of us in rural locations do not have the option of DSL or Cable internet so this can be a big issue for us..


And this would have to be my number one reason I dislike play lists:

I have to scroll the entire length of your blog to hit the pause button, now the trouble with this is, firstly your page will be slow loading because of the play list and it will jump and drag while I am trying to scroll...In the meantime I have got 3 or 4 blogs open and each is conflicting to play their own play list...or even if it is only one blog with a play list, I still have to scroll to the bottom of every other blog to find which one is the offending blog...Then when I try and open an individual post the play list will start all over again, so SCROLL SCROLL to shut it down again, same if I try to comment on some of your blogs...

Sadly this means I simply end up closing the window and moving on...There are a some gorgeous blogs out there that though they are my favorites, I will avoid them because I do not have time to deal with the play list issues...

Please Ladies if you really feel like you must include one...add it to the side bar near the top of you blog so those of us that don't want to listen can turn them off quickly...

I hope I have not offended anyone with this post, that was not my intent.

Blessings Kelsie

5 comments:

The Sewing Loft said...

I couldn't agree with you more! I find it very annoying to be surfing the beautiful blogs I follow, only to have to scramble to the bottom of their page, when it finally loads, and turn off their music. I don't turn off my computer sound as then I forget to turn it back on. And, alot of the music I don't even like. So, you say, if you don't like the music, then move along. Well, that is certainly a choice we all have, but if you wanted us to move along, you would not have put so much effort into creating a lovely blog for all of us to see, and if I wanted to move along, then I would not be enjoying the blogs I follow. I am happy you have brought this issue up, as I do think there are more of us than one would think, that could do without the music.

Barb

The Sewing Loft said...

Kelsie, I don't see a way to e-mail you so will post here. May I use your post on my own blog? I would certainly give the credit to you.

Thanks,
Barb

Laurie at Turner Farm said...

Great post ~ and I agree. I have satellite and it stops the viewing of most blogs with music. It's disappointing as I would love to see what they have shared on their posts.
http://welcometotheturnerfarm.blogspot.com

On Crooked Creek said...

Kelsie,
I like some of the music. . .I just don't know enough to download it or it would be on my blog! Sometime ignorance is bliss, I guess. I guess I'll use my MoMa's saying. . ."Whatever floats your boat." Just pretend you can hear the classical music when you open my blog!HA!
Fondly,
Pat

Carol said...

Agree sis the other problem some will
not play well when I am on those for
some region issue they have here in
Australia or something.

love you lots from big sis