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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Poll-taking: To Groove or Not to Groove, That is the Question...


First, let me say a big THANK YOU to everyone who visits All That Splatters.  I just adore the comments and suggestions I receive from all of you.  It's fun to share recipes and photos with fellow foodies!

Now on to the business at hand.  During the past (not quite) two years that I've been blogging, I have received 2 or 3 rather rude complaints about the music that streams through my blog.  Since they were not in keeping with the tone I try to maintain on my blog, I deleted them with very little fanfare (my suspicion is that they were from the same person).  By the same token, I have had some wonderful compliments on my choice of tunes.   However, I do realize that everyone has their opinion about such things, and so I thought I would provide a more kindly manner in which you may express yours.  There is a poll near the top of the page asking the big question.  Do you mind music on blogs?  Or would you rather peruse in peace?  I truly want to know and will abide by the majority.

So that is the question at hand:  To Groove or Not to Groove.  What are your thoughts?

13 comments:

La Table De Nana said...

I can't even decide for myself:) I am so bad at this..whatever you decide..I will enjoy~♥

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

Monique, you are too kind! :D

Anonymous said...

Lori, yours is one of the few blogs I've encountered with music. I'm able to avoid it by entering through the cached version of your site.

Jaynie said...

It's not that I don't like your choice of music but when I'm on my laptop I seem to have trouble loading blogs with music.

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

Jaynie, that's good to know. I've never had that issue myself, but I certainly want to be respectful of things like that. I appreciate your response!

"All things French" said...

Hi Lori ~ I am reasonably new to your blog and I can't hear any music !! but if I did and it was pleasant music I wouldn't mind at all.

Kathy said...

I enjoy the music. Sometimes I'll hear a song I haven't heard in a long time and with it come some memories. I can always lower the volume or mute it if I am reading blogs in the quiet morning hours. I also enjoy reading your blog. Thank you.

Cathy said...

We have similar tastes in music, Lori, and I usually enjoy your selections very much. Sometimes, if I have a lot on my mind, it can be a little distracting. Either way, I always look forward to your posts. I've thought of adding music but just haven't gotten around to it.

jabreb said...

Music...I've never heard music on your blog - what's wrong with my computer!! Let there be glorious sounds is my opinion - love music. Can't hear your choice of music but I'm very sure you have good taste. Know how I can get music?? Any instructions appreciated.

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

For those who aren't hearing the music, scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page. That's where the music widget is located.

I personally enjoy the music - naturally, since I have it on my blog! When I don't want to hear it for whatever reason, I just mute my computer.

Only one day into the poll, and a good 75% are voting against the music. :(

Linda said...

I have music I love on my blog...I enjoy hearing what other people choose. If I do not want to hear it I just turn the sound off on my computer.
I have had many compliments on the music I have chosen...but a few people have emailed me and complained. That is fine with me. Like I said it is easy to turn it off....

I like your music Lori!

Thibeault's Table said...

Lori, you know I love your blog and visit it often. I have to confess though, I voted against blog music. I just find it a tad annoying to have to hit the mute button when I'm surprised by blog music , videos or advertisements that pop-up unexpectedly.

Doesn't stop me from visiting my favourite blogs though.

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

Hi Lori,

Aren't you sweet to ask?! I'm not surprised, that is just like you. ((hugs))

Well, I happen to love your choice of music, that being said, blogs with music do tend to load quite a bit slower for me. Not sure why as we do have high speed wireless connections, and I believe my 'puter is running optimally... (??)

I used to have music on my blog, but I removed it after several complaints. The complaints fell into one of two catagories ~ either it caused the page to be slow to load OR it was distracting as the folks said they already had music where their computer was and mine was competing with their chosen music.

I must say, your blog posts are worth waiting for, and like Ann, the music doesn't stop me from visiting your blog!

You might get a giggle out of this: The most unusual complaint I ever received regarding my blog is that the font size is too large, the woman said she would never visit my blog again because it was so offensive to her.

LOL, takes all kinds to make the world go 'round! xoxo~m

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