When I first got into blogging, one of the attractive features was being able to share my music whenever someone came to my site. I did not think to myself: "Cool! Now I can force people to listen to my music." I looked into doing it and found some reputable sites that allowed you to download this feature, but then I realized something: "What if certain people don't LIKE my kind of music?"
And that's when I decided NOT to put music on my blog. Now, I know there's all kinds of arguments to my way of thinking: in-store music, riding in someone else's car, calling services that have on-hold music, etc. But most of these are easily rebutted, and so I won't go into them all. But I will go into this one: If someone is riding in MY car, I usually let them "deejay" so that they can listen to whatever they want, not what I want. I have a friend who loves Smashing Pumpkins (yes, Sarah, I'm talking about him) and he even listens to it in the car. Loud. Now, being around him has certainly helped me appreciate Smashing Pumpkins more, but that doesn't mean I want to listen to it EVERY TIME I'm around him. He also listens to The Cardigans, Queen, and Danny Elfman to name a few things. So, if you play music on your blog, here's something to think about: are you sharing, or are you forcing me to hit the mute button on my computer just because I want to see what's going on in your life?