Snowflakes can cause pain


Snowflakes are lovely… mostly… I like real ones, and I like them knitted, crocheted, cut from folded paper, still photographs etc etc.

But…                                                                                                                                                                      I                                                                                                                                                                                      don’t                                                                                                                                                                                            like                                                                                                                                                                                     moving

snowflakes                                                                                                                                                                              across                                                                                                                                                                                         a                                                                                                                                                                screen                                                      of              text.

What we do with the appearance of our blogs is really up to each author; but if I follow your blog and you have chosen to have snow falling across your page I’m not going to be able to read your posts. I know that I could read via the other way – bright white background and wide width of text – but that too is problematic for me. So please don’t take it personally, but I won’t be able to hang around long enough to ‘like’ or write a comment.

I’m interested to know if this is an issue for other people?

I hesitated in writing this but thought best to be upfront about it.

With love, Tracey xxx 💙

Postscript: the column of words above were meant to be in a different space on each line but publishing has put them into a column. I have tried editing but the words stubbornly refuse to do as they are told. Tut tut… such naughtiness.

Postscript 2: I’ve edited again because what Jasper has to say in the comments is correct. It did sound like I was apologising for myself.



Author: yarnandpencil

I'm a Christian on the autistic spectrum blogging about life and my art/craft practice.

17 thoughts on “Snowflakes can cause pain”

  1. I haven’t noticed any falling snowflakes but I wouldn’t appreciate that either. It’s distracting and corny. I did stop reading someone’s blog today because there was a video on it that I couldn’t turn off.

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  2. I have a lot of issues with trying to read something with stuff flashing around on the screen. This often happens with sites overloaded with advertising. I don’t blame you. As a matter of fact, it’s just not tasteful to put text over a moving background. Just because technology gives you the option to do it doesn’t necessarily make it a good choice, right?

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    1. Thanks Tony 🙂
      I’m sure that there are many people who don’t mind it and even think the snow is pretty. Hmm…advertising is difficult for me too but at least that stays within a limited space and I can scroll so that it can remain of screen most of the time. The snow is all over the page and like little lights. Each one feels like a stab!

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      1. I have no special sensory sensitivities and it still bugs me! Where do my eyes go? To the text? To the flashy graphics? It’s not appropriate as a background to text.

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  3. I also like real snow. Outside. When it’s winter. Here it’s summer so snow seems a bit silly for southern hemisphere blogs. If it upsets people’s eyes as well that is another good reason to give it a miss. It’s good that you have made other bloggers aware that moving snow can have an adverse effect.

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  4. Don’t apologize for commenting on snow. (At least it wasn’t a blizzard on the page.) When it comes to dealing with matters related my ABI being apologetic is the last thing I will consider. That being said, I would do like you, say it in a polite and hopefully non-offensive manner.

    By the way. To avoid having the words display in a column, try putting a period at the beginning of the line of text and then add your random number of spaces. Haven’t tried it but think it should work. The reader will probably not even notice the initial period.

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    1. Thank you very much Jasper on both accounts. I’ve edited my post. Unfortunately adding periods didn’t work. This is such a shame and I don’t understand why an author cannot have words remain where they put them when wordpress is a platform to support words. I’ve added a postscript 🙂


      1. P.s. Edited yet again and found that if I’m willing to risk an RSI I can space the words by using the space key. WordPress still managed to askew the word placement but it’s better than it was.


  5. The snow automatically appeared in December on my blog page – it came when I paid to go premium last year and went after Christmas (I think I may have added it but I’m not sure.) I’m not going to renew my premium this year so it might just go away but don’t leave my blog – you are kind and encouraging and I like that 🙂

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