Home Page Experiment – Audio Jingle Added
For anyone who’s viewed the site today, I’ve added in a bit of audio to the main page. It’s a small tune/jingle that’s been knocking around in my head for the past 5 years or so… and a few weeks back, I played around in Garage Band and made a 3-second audio clip of it.
I’d always been intrigued by sites that have a little bit of audio to them (the old NewsToday being one example). I’ve wondered about it some, and decided to give this thing a whirl. I’ve added the tune to the main page (and the main page only), and it now loads up on each view.
Not sure if it’ll stay or go, but just testing it out and seeing how it feels. I’m fond of the tune… but I also realize I’m basically forcing every visitor to the index page to experience this, whether they want to or not.
I like the sound. But this also goes against my particular philosophies about putting the user first, opt-in content, etc. I’m used to (and prefer) inviting, as opposed to telling.
This is a me versus you thing, is what I’m realizing. Technically, this blog here is my house and I can decorate however I want. If you don’t care for the Blacklight Ganja Lion poster I’ve hung up on the wall well then hey, guess what… my house, my rules baby.
But on the flip side, part of what I’m doing here is asking you folks to stop by, to browse around… to spend a few of those precious coins of time here on my site, when so many other things, online and off, are clamoring for your attention. So it makes sense for me to put up things that you like as well.
Thoughts? Playful and fun, or annoying and awful? A nice enhancement to the site, or a total user betrayal?
Is it too loud, too soft? Needs more cowbell? Let me know what you think, good or bad, because I’m curious. I’ve never tried something like this before, so we’ll see how it goes and whether I like it enough to keep it.
And now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go and buy some more Black Light bulbs.