Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all enjoyed the weekend! I spent a good portion of it watching the NFL Wildcard weekend, filled with some disappointments, but the best thing that came out of it was that the New England Patriots lost and are out. Sorry, not sorry to any Patriots fans who are reading this. Anyway, now I think I’ll be rooting for the Green Bay Packers to go all the way and win the Superbowl in honor of my late grandfather, who was a big Packers fan.
Football aside, I finally finished my first book of the year yesterday, The Queen of Nothing, so expect a review for that soon. And now for today’s prompt: Blogger Background Noise.
While I’m writing a blog post, I tend to prefer something in the background. This could be a show or music. If it’s a show, it’s sometimes one that ends up distracting me, so then I have to change it. I tend to do music more often though, because I don’t get quite as distracted by my second screen. It’s a mix of music, and when I say mix, I mean a mix. I just really don’t like having silence while trying to write a blog post; silence makes my mind go blank.
Now, for reading…
Having background noise when I’m reading really depends on my mood and setting. I’m about half and half when it comes to wanting total silence or background noise. Usually at night I’m more likely to want silence while I read so that I can get a little relaxed before I go to bed. Then at the gym as well, which sounds weird. I use my headphones to cancel out most of the noise, with only a low hum of it audible so it doesn’t bother my reading.
The half of the time that I like background noise, or am not bothered by it, is during the day if I happen to be home. I’ll turn on one of my streaming services with a show that won’t distract me to play as my background noise. Then, of course, I’m usually not bothered when I happen to be waiting in a doctor’s office, the laundromat, etc. while I’m reading.
Either way, background noise isn’t too big of a deal for me because once I’m in the story, I don’t even hear what’s going on around me to be totally honest. I’m pretty good at zoning out even without a book in front of me 😅
What is your go-to background noise, or do you prefer silence while blogging or reading?