Time to fess up.
A few weeks ago I was at BigMama's blog reading her post about blog pet peeves and the sort. I was glad she was addressing this because I have a pet peeve... and I figured everyone else shared the same one so I was excited to jot it down in a comment.
My pet peeve is the jumbled letters you have to decipher and copy at the end of some posts. Call me lazy but I just typed a bunch of letters so that I could post... I don't want to have to scroll down and use my mind to figure out and type additional letters.
Well, to my complete surprise- FEW people mentioned this as a pet peeve. BUT what they did mention... was MUSIC on blogs. MUSIC.
I found myself in a pickle. Call me naive but I really believed people to love my music. A few have even commented that they come to my site at times JUST for the music. And I believed them because statcounter would show them here for hours and there's just not enough interesting reading material here to visit for hours unless you're my mom and even then... you pretty much know everything before it hits the blog and only come for the pictures. (Hi Mom. Love you)
So- here's the fessing up part. As you may have noticed... I conformed to the patterns of this world... I sold out to the peer pressure of the many that complained on Melanie's blog about music. I took the playlist off my site. Not because I was finished with it. Not because I felt my site was better without the music. But because I felt if I was ever going to have a lot of readers, a lot of comments... I needed to not offend or annoy people. (Ummmm- odds are, if people read, they will likely be annoyed or offended at some point by what I say anyway right? I mean- how many of you are still stuck on the fact that I admitted how much I hate the jumbled letters I fill out in order to leave a comment on your site? :0)
All this to say- THE MUSIC IS BACK. I like the music. I want the music. And though I would love to know many people enjoy stopping by... the truth is... I want to be true to this blog and myself. So- I have re-added the playlist and, in the spirit of compromise, discontinued autostart. If you would like to hear music you can scroll to the bottom of the page and press play.
My new favorite song leads the list... Mercy Me's Bring The Rain.
Oh Mercy Me- How I Love Thee.