Thursday, March 8, 2012

~something I must address~

Today just started out for me. 
Like any other day, my internal alarm wakes me up at 5:50 and I start my routine of getting the kids ready for school, packing lunches, feeding the dogs and most importantly, checking in on my favorite blogs
 and catching up on emails! 

I would like to address an email I got this morning.
Here it is:

It's 4 in the morning and I am finally addressing something that has been bothering me for quit a while now. Why do you feel it is necessary to play music on your blog?
I've been following you for several years and am annoyed  every time I check in. I think I just woke up everyone in the house (4AM).
I own a store and if I check in there everyone on the floor is startled. Yes I can turn it off....then I have to remember to turn my sounds back on...annoying!
I like seeing and reading your blog but feel attacked by your music!
Just saying...:-)


My first thought to be honest with you was, "wow! Someone reads my blog at 4 am? I am so flattered!"
Then It sunk in that that was not the purpose of her email.
Over the last 3 years since I started this blog for every negative comment I get about music, I get 100 positive ones. I thought I would take a second to tell you why I chose to put music on my blog.

#1 music makes me happy. 

#2 I like to have it on in the background while I am cleaning my house or puttering around, it's like a radio station of my favorite songs.

#3 I feel like if you prefer not to hear music, you can hit the mute button on your computer.

There are several more, but I will stop at that.
Now, it's time for your vote.
I write this blog for YOU readers, so it's up to you.
Please comment on this post if you think I should keep music or give it up.
No nasty comments are necessary
 {although I know 99.9% of you readers rock and wouldn't do that anyway!}
I will tally all the votes tonight and make my decision based on what you all have to say.
Majority wins!
You won't hurt my feelings, pls. be honest.
I really do thank all of you for reading my blog, it is important to me for you all to have a good experience over here!
xoxo





355 comments:

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FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Definitely no music. I usually have several blog tabs open at any given time, so when people put music on their blog, it's a discordant nightmare. Yes, I can mute, which I do, but occasionally, I forget to do it before I start and it is quite startling. Also, just because I enjoy reading someone's blog, doesn't mean I share their taste in music. That's my 2 cents worth, but I'm glad you brought it up, because it is one of my pet peeves as I'm sure it is for others as well-not a deal breaker, but definitely an annoyance. Right below word verification which is a whole other subject. :-)

Anonymous said...

I love your blog, hate the music. I too, like the girl with ADD, immediately close out the whole thing. Then try and remember to come back to it with the computer on mute.

Anonymous said...

No music, please. LOVE your blog, though. ~Heather R.

Hillcrest Acres said...

I think that it is your blog and if you like the music then keep it. If it offends anyone, they can mute the sound on their computer.

Anonymous said...

I feel that part of what you share on your blog is your favorite music. I think it is fun.

Sometimes I find a new song I haven't heard before. Sometimes I let your blog run so I can hear your music while I am puttering around my house.

If I am reading and not in the mood to hear music, how hard is it, really, to tap the mute button. It doesn't exactly take a lot of effort.

I vote that you keep the music.

Anonymous said...

If we didn't have the same taste in music it might bother me. There are several blogs I frequent whose music I don't care for so I just turn it down. Never thought it was a big deal though. I do find it hard to believe that you've listened to these same songs for the past 5 months or so while you clean house though. You have a playlist account so why not listen to them from that site instead of your blog. Just sayin!

anotherbethsmith said...

i really like your blog but strongly dislike any blog with music- even when it's good music like yours is.

Be it ever so Humble said...

Good Morning Melaine, it is 9.00am here in Australia and have just logged on to YOUR BLOG and I love your music. Keep the music, and seriously if someone has a problem with the music then maybe that someone needs to get a life. Seriously they worry about music...sad really when you think about it. Love the blog and keep doing what you do. Love the blog, love all your ideas, love the family and love the dogs! You are 11/10 keep the music. Love Tracey from down under.

Anonymous said...

Hi Melaine,
I have never commented on a blog before but just had to tell you that although I prefer no music, it hasn't stopped me from enjoying your wonderful blog everyday for the past several years. Sometimes I do listen though. Also I wanted to commend you on how gracefully you handled such a rudely worded comment. I probably would have sent off a nasty email and fumed about it all day. Instead, you showed such kindness by actually asking your readers their preference. How a person who is visiting your blog can say they are being attacked by your music is ridiculous. If they are visiting the site then they should realize they are a guest there. You don't invite yourself to someone's home and start making demands when you get there-how rude! Lisa

Erin said...

No music for me. I love your blog though, and will always read it either way. I just make sure my volume is off. I like your music selection. I just tend to browse blogs in silence. It must be from teaching preschoolers all day ; )

Mrs Florence Lewis said...

Hi,
I'm sorry you have to even conduct this vote, I know that creating a blog is a personal thing and in a way it is your baby and no one wants to hear badly of their baby. I am giving my opinion regarding the addition of the music, but in no way do I hope to offend you. Now with that said; I do read through your blog along with others everyday. I am one of those people who has a million tabs opened at the same time. I too love music and usually have Pandora streaming on my TV. When I log into my PC all of my preexisting tabs open up which would include your blog. Now, when I remember to, I do lower the volume on my speakers, however some times I am preoccupied with the children or something else and I forget to lower the volume. You can imagine when everything comes up, the sound in the house can be quite annoying (especially when the kids and my husband are yelling at me to turn it down)! All at once added to my own music playing is the music from your blog and a few other blogs who choose to add music as well. It ends up sounding like a music band gone wrong, lol. I vote for there to be no music only because I enjoy reading your blog and others and I enjoy hearing "my" music choices that I am already streaming. Ultimately it is your choice because it's your blog so go with your heart on this one. I do hope however that you get a better understanding of why people such as myself would vote for no music. Regardless of what your choice is, I will still continue to read your blog and try to remember to turn down my speakers, lol. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed your previous selections, but I'm not a country music fan so I don't care for your current music. But it's your blog you should do what pleases you!

Roamie said...

I mute it..Sorry!

Ginny said...

Keep the music. It introduces me to songs I might not listen to otherwise.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog but I must admit I hate the music.

JessicaR said...

I Can't say enough how much I love the music, it gives it the extra touch it needs....I find it to be relaxing while I read through your post. I say keep it for sure <3

Anonymous said...

Really? Startling? Hitting the mute button on the computer is really not a big deal, takes a second. I say keep the music I like it

Anonymous said...

I don't like the music!

Anonymous said...

I love the music! I feel that it is a reflection of you along with everything on the blog. People can take it or leave it, but I say that it's part of the blog as a whole. It's the complete My Sweet Savannah experience, it's nice and relaxing and always follows nicely with all the posts. It would be a shame for those who do enjoy the music to loose out because people can't mute their computers. I say on with the music!!

Anonymous said...

I would vote No music.

Anonymous said...

Honest opinion is no music.....

Jo said...

I read, and will always read, your blog. I love it. I read more than just yours, and several of them play music. While I am a serious music lover, music on a blog is very distracting. I can't concentrate on what you are saying, because part of me is listening to the music. Yes, I do keep the mute on my computer, but believe me, I would so much prefer reading blogs without music. If I want to listen to music, I will put my own music on. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I vote no music (:

Elizabeth H. said...

Play on, sister!! :)

I actually don't mind it - it startles me at first, but its usually good music. In fact - believe it or not, years ago when i first started reading My Sweet Savannah, your music box introduced me to Colbie Caillat (Bubbly, I think was the song...) and I would leave your page up in the background while I perused other blogs (after finishing reading yours of course!) and I would get so mad when Safari would quit unexpectedly and I'd have to start over in the middle of a good song.

So I say "let the music play!"

Terry McClung said...

I love your music! In fact people who come in my office say there are going to stay so they can listen to the good music! Your blog is awesome!

Anonymous said...

I love your music! I like to listen to it and keep it in the background while I do other work! You have great taste in music and in your overall decorating too:)

joey said...

i love your music.

Anonymous said...

You are so sweet to ask. I do like your music and when I feel the need to be stealthy while reading, it's simple to mute the speakers. I so enjoy your writing, pics and point of view. Thank you!
Juliet in SoCal

Lori Lucas said...

Please no.

MaureenH said...

I think it's really what you want because we all have the option to turn off our sound if we want to. And it only takes a few seconds... Some people just like to complain and there are so many more important things to complain about in this world.

BTW, I love your blog and although I do turn off the sound occasionally, I do enjoy it at times as well. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself and your great ideas!

Anonymous said...

Music Music Music!!! Makes me happy too!!

Cindi Myers said...

I would never say this...
but since you asked.
NO MUSIC PLEASE!
I just have a very hard time concentrating on your words when the music is playing.
(Maybe if there were no lyrics!?)
Just too many voices in my head I guess!

Anonymous said...

I visit a lot of blogs, but never return to those with automatic music. I'm only back to your blog today because a friend mentioned there was a music controversy. Ditch the music!

Anonymous said...

You choose really beautiful songs, but my vote is a definite NO to music on blogs.

Rebecca R. said...

LOVE !! Keep it. I pull your blog up sometimes just to listen to the music (after I've read and re-read your posts!) In fact, last night I was reading and pulled it up to listen and relax. I love your blog and your music choices and if I pull it up at 4am, I press mute:)

Laura R. said...

Keep it!

~ Lisa ~ said...

I guess I will have to remove my music too, my blog is nothing compared to yours, I haven't updated it lately as I am so busy working and reading other more interesting blogs. Thank you for all your inspiration and for sharing your talents, ideas and your home with us...even if some of the people have to be so rude. I think the email didn't have to be so nasty....just saying.

~ Lisa ~

Syvil said...

I Think you should keep the music. I enjoy it :) If I know I am coming on & need it off I mute it.

Cotehele said...

Music is a very personal choice for what is playing and when it is playing. I prefer to make my own choices. At the first sound of music on yours or any blog, the mute button is pushed. Then I can enjoy your pictures without annoyance.

mommaofonediva said...

LOVE the music. {People are so funny} I think it's like a "welcome mat" to your blog!

Anonymous said...

Seriously, with everything going on in the world, THIS is what has been bothering her for "quite some time"? She needs to get a life. I can think of lot's of things to get bothered about....gee...like maybe....POVERTY....HOMELESSNESS......KIDS GOING HUNGRY, WAR, etc.....

Susan said...

Even though I really enjoy the content, I couldn't stand to visit your blog because of the music. Then I figured out a way to get rid of it permanently with Google Chrome and AdBlock Plus. If I had to listen to the music, you would lose me as a reader/follower.

Anonymous said...

Since you asked I would choose no music.

[email protected]' said...

Your blog is so sweet! It's your blog! Do what makes you happy! If someone does not like the music then use the mute button! And if someone 'knows' the music will be playing then by all means 'mute' before opening your blog! My goodness, so much drama!!

Anonymous said...

Melanie, you are wonderful, I love your blog, I'm a loyal follower, but I prefer no music on the blogs I read. That said, it's YOUR blog! Would you change your decorating style because someone came to your house and didn't like what you've done with it? No way! Please stay true to yourself, no matter what. I'm now off to listen to your blog music to see if I like it! :)

Tami said...

You have a great blog and great taste. I'm personally not big on the music but know when I check in here to hit my mute button. No big thing.

nottooshabbymama said...

It is your blog PERIOD! I love the music you have, however, sometimes it does come up load because my husband forgets to lower the volume, but it really onlt take me two seconds to lower the volume and then I'm on my way to enjoying your blog..... Some people just forget that life DOES NOT revolve around them. Keep YOUR blog as YOU see fit and if that person "dislikes" hearing music at 4am she can either choose to NOT follow your blog, read it at a later time when she's not disturbing anyone or simply LOWER the volume.... Honestly not worth five minutes of writing an email to complain about.... Life it MUCH to short!! PLAY ON!!!

Anonymous said...

oh my...I'm so glad you asked. I would never comment to you otherwise as this is your blog...but since you asked....words cannot express how much I don't like the music playing on your blog (or any other for that matter.) Irritating doesn't begin to describe. Everytime I have to turn your music off I'm thinking to myself "why do they think we like to hear music while we're reading their blogs...seriously!!!!" Sorry but I totally agree with the emailer in your post. Sometimes if the volume is turned up on my speakers I just about have a heartattack when your music starts up. But I love your blog!! :-)

Kari said...

I say delete the music... if you scroll through your blog, each time a page loads it starts the first song all over again. I hate music on all blogs... never know quite how loud it's gonna be, if it's gonna be soft, or rock. Then if you are already listening to Pandora, you are listening to two things at once. I like to come here for decor ideas not music... plus it's doubtful if everyone has the same taste in music. Just my .02

Anonymous said...

I Love the music. The other day I was checking your blog and my husband was watching T.V. in the other room and said, ( HONEY, TURN THAT MUSIC UP SO I CAN HEAR TOO). So you have two fans from this house in TEXAS.

Amy Kinser said...

Girlfriend, keep your music!!!! You love it...you keep it.

I love my praise music on mine and I have so many comments on how it ministers to people when they hear it. I also have a few who it annoys. I am sorry it annoys them, but it's staying. I love it and like you, I turn mine up and listen to it when I am doing other things.

If I don't like something that is playing on someone's blog, I can turn it down.

Keep it and enjoy it!

Anonymous said...

Please please please delete the music! of course it's your blog, that goes without saying! And you clearly express your creativity and preferences through blog design, posting content, etc. Music is not necessary to do that! You want to appeal to your readers, right?!? There is nothing worse than blog music! I don't share the same music taste with everyone so that right there makes it annoying. Plus as someone else pointed out, I often have 5 or 6 blogs up simultaneously then I'm hunting for who has the music and often the tag/button is placed in very different places from one blog to another so I'm scrolling frantically trying to find the box to turn it off and if I can't find it quick enough, I simply leave the blog. Frankly it's obnoxious, on all blogs. Please turn it off!

Anonymous said...

Your music never startles me because your first song choiced starts out so soft and by the way is one of the most beautiful songs ever written.
Let the music play!

Carolyn said...

Ok I must give my two cents on this one! First off please do not change a thing. Second....I would be lying if I told you it didn't startle me once in a blue moon or maybe I had to quickly mute or turn it down because it was unexpected BUT that is YOUR blog! It should be about who you are and honestly if she doesn't like it then she shouldn't follow it. The nerve of her to ask something like this! I love it even more now that you have it now that the topic put the real you into light. Please don't change a thing Melaine!

Carolyn said...

DO NOT CHANGE A THING MELAINE! The blog is all about you and should remain that way. If someone doesn't like it then don't follow it!

Judith said...

Someone famously said, "You can please some of the people some of the time but not all of the people all of the time." We come to YOUR blog to see and read about things that you like and that are important to you. Keep the tunes. Change them up a bit more often.

Karon Jean said...

Your music never startles me because the first song choice is so soft and by the way is one of the most beautiful songs ever written. Let the music play!

Carmen said...

Melaine - I have read your blog for years (I usually read it in Google Reader) and I love it!! I always hit mute when I open your blog, I prefer no music on blogs. It's nothing that would make me not read your blog though! :) Carmen

Susan said...

Good Lord, what a sad state of the day if music should be included or not included. Honestly, I feel like I am being invited into your home for a visit and NEVER would I ask my host to turn off their music. If music is the reason people read or don't read a blog then that is super sad if that is the complaint. Find another blog, go visit somebody else, complain to others but always be respectful of your host. Can I come and visit, I will bring the cookies and you can blare whatever music you choose. Thanx for the inspirations, time for me to go and turn up the music...Susan

Sandy said...

Keep your music! If I'm blogging early in the morning I just turn off my sound. It's that easy. It's your blog do what you want!

[email protected] said...

I LOVE the music and you have great taste. I've been following your blog long enough to know about the music, so if it's early or late, I mute it. Keep on!! :-)

Anonymous said...

I love it... I even check sometimes to see if you have changed your selection, because I like your taste in music. I will leave your blog up just to hear the music while I clean house! ;) It is your blog. It is a reflection of you, keep your music!

NanaDiana said...

I like your blog but I don't like the music. I find it often distracts from the post and there is no tie in to what you write.

Colleen said...

I read your blog through Google Reader. No music. No problem. Do what you want there are options for those that don't like the tunes!

Mama Sue said...

Love the music...leave it!

Susan said...

Love the music!! particularly this group.

Anonymous said...

Although it certainly is your blog, I too am usually listening to my own music so it's an inconvenience to mute yours!

Anonymous said...

I like your taste in music, but I don't like music on blogs. I often times check in on blogs late at night or early in the morning when it's quiet. If I accidentally click on a blog with music it creates havoc in our house. I think it's fun to do posts about music one likes, but maybe not stream it on the blog. Just my opinion and I'm still going to follow you!

boyzmom said...

Melanie, my family listens to the music on your blog as we have dinner. Tonight both my older boys were home from college and the 19 year old asked, "Mom what's that blog we like?" I say keep it! And I do love your blog!

Lesley Ann Austin said...

I cannot believe people are so hateful. I love your blog with or without music. If you don't like the music just mute it. My goodness people be nice...we are so blessed as a nation.

Anonymous said...

Sorry...Not a fan of your blog music at all. I would visit it more if it was silent.

Hey There Carole! said...

I prefer no music… We have satellite and the music slows the connection down. However, as a lot of people have stated, it is your blog to do with as you wish.

Dear Lillie said...

Ahhhh - don't you just love those rude e-mails? Haha! They always startle me when I open them and then upset me and then in the end I end up amused. It it YOUR blog so you should do what you love and works for you!

Alyssa said...

I personally don't like music on blogs but I rarely have my speakers on so its not an "issue" for me. I also mainly read blogs through reader so the music doesn't come through there. But in the end its your blog and you should do what makes you happy. :)

Colleen said...

OMG. I just had the biggest laugh. That woman is crazy. It's Your blog. Of course you will have music if you want it! I think she woke up on the wrong side of the bed.

Love for all seasons said...

I follow your blog everyday and all I can say is that I enjoy the music in the background. Keep it :)

Jima said...

Love the blog, but NOT the music. Sorry!

Love for all seasons said...

Its your blog and you can play what
ever your heart desires. I like it and I do follow your blog daily. If I am not in the mood I just put it on mute.

Anonymous said...

Helloooooo dolly! This is comment 274-.....
At this point it should be clear:

" YOU ROCK!!!!!"
....It's YOUR blog!!!!...
.........Your music is YOUR MOJO!!!....
.... O- boy, I hope to start a blog soon and the music I will play will probably have the neighbors knocking on the door if people read at 4am;).

Thanks for sharing the real you- everyday- soundtrack or not!
P.s. I don't seem to have that trouble. I have to click it-on-too see what tunes you have.

Cheers! Danielle

Jodi said...

I say it's your blog and you do what you want, yes you say you write it for us,....but it's yours, and you do what you like! Just like your design and layout....it's yours.

I say keep the music. That's how i find alot of songs that I really like and have never heard of.

Jodi

Missy in Texas said...

Love the music! I actually took most of your songs, downloaded them from ITunes, and now I have a playlist titled "Sweet Savannah" .

[email protected] said...

I like your music- it's a great sing along for me.
Just simply turn it down or off if you don't care for it. I guess for the readers who scan more than read, it could be a problem. I feel more like it's a visit to enjoy.
You will never please everyone, so don't cater to anyone but yourself. Your blog. : )

flowerlady464 said...

I love your blog and your music choices. That said I usually have my own music on if I'm in the mood for music. Often choose to enjoy the quiet while I read.

Anonymous said...

Wow. I'm surprised how many folks prefer no music and I only read the first handful of comments. My sound is always muted so it's not an issue for me but
I appreciate that you care what your readers prefer.
That just makes your blog that much better.

For the comment that started this survey, I think there are kinder ways to make suggestions.
Carin

Chris said...

Comme si, comme ca..it is my computer and I am in control...aren't I?

Anonymous said...

I read your blog just about every day and enjoy the content plus the music. If music is part of your life, then you should keep it on your blog.
Thanks for all of your inspiration!

Shauna said...

keep the music!

Sarah said...

You have great music taste! I understand what people are saying about it being startling, but I love listening to your choices. Maybe some solutions, as others have said..
- Do music posts with your latest favorites that we can add to Spotify/iTunes.
- Keep the music off as a default with the option to turn it off.
- Do NOTHING. People can read in Google Reader, and honestly? If this is the hardest thing someone has to deal with that day, these people must lead very, very privileged lives. :)

Sarah said...

You have great music taste! I understand what people are saying about it being startling, but I love listening to your choices. Maybe some solutions, as others have said..
- Do music posts with your latest favorites that we can add to Spotify/iTunes.
- Keep the music off as a default with the option to turn it off.
- Do NOTHING. People can read in Google Reader, and honestly? If this is the hardest thing someone has to deal with that day, these people must lead very, very privileged lives. :)

Anonymous said...

I love your blog and love the music. This blog is a representation of you. If they don't want to hear the music then they can hit mute. You can't please everyone and if you start trying to make changes to please one side then you offend the other...no win. Do what makes you happy.

Cerese said...

Your blog is your blog. I beleive people should respect that. There are days I let it play, and those where I turn it off. Why, when we have that option should you be asked to turn it off? I am sure the mute button is just a pinky stretch away.

Anonymous said...

People never cease to amaze me... They say how they love you and your blog, however they have the audacity to make negative comments on your music or ask you to change it.... When you love something or someone shouldn't it be unconditional?..

Anonymous said...

My vote, Melaine, is keep it. I love your song picks. Love love your blog. The music is a keeper.

lee ashley said...

Um, I took my computer OFF of mute when I scrolled over to your blog...and no music tonight! I vote FOR it. :)

D'Wana said...

My favorite blogs are the ones with music. Makes me feel like I get to know a more personal side of the writer by he music they select. And "I get them". IMHO, the email you received was rude and insensitive. It's your blog, music and all......

Mr. [email protected] said...

Love the music, but Mrs. Smith always wants me to turn it off while I read your blog.

Mr. [email protected] said...

Love the music, but Mrs. Smith always wants me to turn it off while I read your blog.

GypsyFarmGirl said...

It is your blog, but I personally don't like music. Its hard to sneak around at work and read blogs with music ;)

marilyn said...

I don't like to listen to the music. wow you got alot of comments on this!!!

Unknown said...

Love the music, love the blog and love you. Don't change a thing.-Michele

Anonymous said...

Dont like the music. Great blog though. Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Dont like the music but love your blog. Keep up yhe good work!

Meg said...

No Music- This is not personal, I don't like music on anyone's blog. But you are the boss of your own blog so do what you want.

ColoradoBlondi said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog and visit every signle day but I prefer NO music. But, I have no big issue with it being there as I can always use the mute button.

Anonymous said...

Dear reader~turn the sound OFF on your computer or wear earplugs or read another blog <3 Thank you.

Anonymous said...

try earplugs! They work for those who take things "personally" :)

momentum said...

I loved your music at first, but that was when I was reading your blog at home, alone. In fact, I found myself loving several of the songs, ones that I had never heard before, and searching for them on iTunes.

But, now, I have a toddler and am often reading your blog while he naps, so I worry it will wake him.

BUT IT'S YOUR BLOG- DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY!

Patra said...

Love the blog, Not a fan of music on blogs though..

Anonymous said...

Please, NO music!
I absolutely love your blog, but find it very annoying everytime the music starts. A lot of the time I'm listening to my own music on my computer while catching up on blogs, and then have to go scrolling/searching for your music box to mute it so that I can still listen to my own music. And I don't read blogs in Google Reader b/c I don't have a Google Account (is that required to use Google Reader?) & I actually like looking at the site & poking around to see if there's anything new on the sidebars, etc. I am really hoping the no music wins! :)
~Sara

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I came by way of Kerrie at Sea Cottage and I just had to read this. Your blog is STUNNING! And I enjoy playing a different song, just ONE, each week, to go with my banner, my photos and message. I like to compose my blog posts like a stage production but if someone wants to turn off the music, that is fine with me. But as the WRITER and artist of our own blog, we should have the right to feel comfortable with what we provide, especially if it is put together with LOVE. It was so nice to come to visit you! Anita

7th Grade Language Arts - Mrs. Clark said...

I have to agree with the writer, I always forget and and startled by the music. I vote for no music. Love your word and pictures, though!

Anonymous said...

No music. It's like perfume. We love our own, but can be overwhelmed with someone else's. I see blogging as inviting someone into your home. We're chatting. Background noise--tv or music--is distracting to many of us.

Words verification is another issue. I just noticed that I'm going to have to figure out what the one below says in order to leave a comment. I'm not sure if is says berdsmay tocirese or bendsmay tocirese so I'll probably ends up having to enter it twice (three times if the d is a cl).
I've taken to just clicking out most of the time rather than deal with WV.

On the other hand, if you're just blogging for your own benefit, it doesn't matter if you lose readers and comments! It's your blog.

7th Grade Language Arts - Mrs. Clark said...

Dislike the music, love the blog! thanks for asking

Anonymous said...

NO music, please.

Anonymous said...

Love the music! I turn your blog on to hear the music while I clean house. Some of the songs I had never heard so to me it is all good. If someone doesn't like it they can turn it off. It is who you are and part of your blog. It is all good.

Anonymous said...

I Must admit - I am not a fan of music on blogs either. My vote would be to get rid of it, I only tell you this because You have asked! However, it is your blog and you should do what you feel is right for your blog. My gut tells me you will keep the music no matter what the outcome of this survey is.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog, it is inspiring, and you can tell how much time you put into it. But I would prefer no music.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog and I love the music. Keep up the awesome work.

PS. At times I also read your blog at 4 in the morning. It's a great way to start the day:)

Val @ Once Upon a Farmhouse said...

I like you, your beautiful home, and your style , but must admit I would definitely check in more often if you get rid of the music. It just completely distracts me. Great blog though! :)

Anonymous said...

Love your blog, inspired by many things here. I vote no on the music, reason is I tend to have pandora playing and have to turn one or the other off.

Curtis said...

I read your blog EVERYDAY, and I LOVE the music. If someone does not like the music they can mute it. Why does everyone seem to think that their opinion about YOUR blog should matter. We are in a society that is full of ME ME ME ME people, keep the music , or not, but make sure it is YOUR decision and that it makes YOU happy. From what I see you are doing the right things, we all have been following you for some time......
blessings
Curtis

Redslipper Momma said...

Lol just because so many people don't like it makes me want to listen to your music I'm a rebel tho. My goodness, if u are an early reader and worried about the music you should already have the volume turned down. If you are at work, then why are you taking chances anyway when things are tough anymore. If you have other music playing in the background then visit this site when you don't. If its too hard to turn a mute after you've already learned all this computer jargon then there might be another problem here. This is the deal, you have created an amazing site that many enjoy! Even the ones who don't prefer music, they still visit . Polls can be taken and gather whatever, but that one person that loves your music may gain the inspiration your blog has created in them and in turn create another blog that unleashes creativity and inspiration for us all. If all blogs were the same why bother? Make your mark in the blogging world and don't question yourself. Look at your numbers, you are doing something right!!!!

Anonymous said...

LOVE your blog, and regardless will continue to read it, but I listen to music on my computer during my work day, so not a huge fan of competing music on blogs - just my personal opinon!

Anonymous said...

Hi,
Ahhh!!hello u're not the only one who looks at her blog at 4 am and i've been a fan longer than you. I love the music, so i think you should keep the music on! Keep the music on! Keep the music on! Keep the music on!

nest of posies said...

oh for the love of freedom & individuality, people. (kinda dramatic, eh?)

it's MELANIE'S blog!!!

keep your music!!! it totally fits you & your beautiful blog!

xo
kellie

Anonymous said...

omg I love your music. If you won't be playing anymore could you list the songs that you had on your ear candy before the country music. I loved it and went to sleep, crafted, cleaned and relaxed to it.

Anita said...

I vote no music...

Anonymous said...

I would like the music to be an option to turn on. I also have wierd hours and can not check your blog often. It is a blog I avoid at night or early morning due to the music. It would be better if we could choose to turn it on or off.

Susie said...

I love your blog! And the music was another reason why I loved it! Your blog with the music was one of the reasons why I started mine. It made it different from all the others.

susannah said...

I check the blog at work and when I open it up the music comes on. I have to quickly turn down the sound so as not to disturb my office mates. I vote for the music to go.

Heath said...

Keep IT!!

Art and Sand said...

I love your blog, but I admit I immediately hit mute when I hear the music. My husband always has music playing on surround sound throughout the house. I will say that I once heard a song that I immediately googled to find the artist and I uploaded it onto iTunes so I have you to thank for that song.

Anonymous said...

Please no music anymore! thanks!

A Southern Sanctuary said...

I love your blog but I really don't like music playing on any blog. I mute my sound when looking at blogs. I'll keep coming here even if you keep it!

Lela

Edith Spears said...

I love reading your blog and looking at all the pictures you post :) ....But there has been many times where I come to your blog just to hear the music and have it playing in the background :) Great selection !

Abby said...

Your blog, your style,your humbleness and taste in music are all amazing! I enjoy the music!

Anonymous said...

Oh, how I miss the music. Now it is just too quiet. Please reconsider -- those who prefer no music only have to turn down their sound instead of depriving those of us who love it. Pleeeease?

Sadie J. said...

Now I am going back to other blogs who DO have the music. Why should those of us who enjoy the music be deprived when all it takes for those who do not is to touch the volumn control. Quite simple and everyone remains happy.

Liesl Ayers-Southwell said...

Hi there!

You've created this blog as a labor of love, and though I know you have a large audience of people to please, this blog represents you in every way, and that's what makes it fun to read. Your music is part of what allows you to open your inner self and share it with everyone else. The best thing about your blog, is that its personal, it tells your story, it not only conects people to your writing but it also conects to merchendise people buy in your shop. You let yourself be who you are and ROCK ON!!

Elaine said...

I know it's a little late to weigh in but I thought I would comment anyway.

I love blogs with music. I think it gives me a little insight into the blogger's personality. And I've discovered some really cool songs and singers through blogs.

As for my own blog, I change the music frequently and I even try to match a song to each post. I guess I just have fun with music. I think you should keep it!

Liz said...

Love the blog... The music, not so much. Since you asked, no music is my definite preference.

anna said...

I do not like the music on 99.9% of the blogs i read. I love music but I think my taste changes so frequently that I am annoyed by others' song choices.

Ericka said...

I think you have a wonderful blog but I have to say that I really don't like music on blogs - it's very disconcerting and distracting. IMHO.

Michelle Winter said...

MUSIC!!!!!! Keep it!

Anonymous said...

Music is fine BUT remember many of us steal time for enjoying our blogs when the kids are napping or late at night or early in the morning when family members are sleeping. This is mommy time. If you have music on the blog put the off button near the top so that we don't have to waste time scrolling to the bottom trying to find it before the kids wake up.

Anonymous said...

LOVE your blog, but do not like music on any blog.

Anonymous said...

Don't like that it plays automatically. Love the music but only by choice. Keep the player set to off and then someone can turn it on when they want it. Compromise.

Carla said...

lol
I never realized your blog had music. I tend to keep my sound turned off until I know there's sound I want or need to hear. Oh well. Keep your music my dear it's your blog.

Missy Langley said...

I do have to say....I don't like music on blogs. I read my blogs after the kids and hubby go to bed at night or in the morning before they get up. Sometimes I've forgotten that my volume is on and it causes problems. It is your blog, and this is just my opinion. Love your blog and I will still continue to read.

Maria fiestas infantiles said...

I love the music but I prefer to read your blog without music to understand and focus reading your post, I love your style congratulations

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