|Goodbye, era of Blogging fun.....Hello, corporate greed.......|
Lately when I have been online with the blog, I've had the Jazz Player turned down as I stream WWOZ and listen to the going ons of New Orleans and a bunch of varied and excellent Jazz.
However, there was a stream interruption yesterday and I discovered while on my blog that there was NO MUSIC.
Being the curious fool I am (and believe me, the second part of that is an excellent description!) I decided to check the Mixpod page, as I figured that maybe something had been reconfigured and I would need to put new code into the blog to get it up and running again. Overall, I had loved Mixpod for music as they had broad choices and I could actually FIND jazz there.
Instead, I get a blank page with this message:
"The time has come to shut down MixPod.com. We'll have some information on exporting your playlist information soon. In the mean time, check out the app below."
The app being for an i-pod, which I do not own. And of course, everything is for PURCHASE.
Today I sit and wonder, okay, how much more of our blogs are going to be stripped in the interest of greed, greed, greed?
Other than DH, I don't think people realized how much work I put into building that list, and here's the kicker~~I have no copy of what was loaded on here, and have little faith that Mixpod will actually get the info to the people that had accounts.
The era of fun, creative blogging is sinking into the twilight.
The options, the delight of building content piece by piece, the excitement of trying a new widget.....gone.
My frustration level~~WAY UP.
My disgust level~~over the top.
Sometimes I think I need to close the blog and just keep it as a private whine-a-thon, as I know this CANNOT be entertaining for anyone else to read!
BUT~~if you do have a site for free music that is reliable, that can have a player imbedded, please let me know.I don't function well without my music! (most of you are thinking, she doesn't function too well at ALL, music or not! lol!)
Sending LOVE instead of ♪ ♫ ♪.......