It has come to my attention by a few bloggers that tell me my blog is very slow in loading.
OH NO !!
I have found several blogs...some of my favorites....that take too long to load. Once some of them load, the photos seem to roll and jump and often times, it is hard to get it to stay still long enough to link up to a meme.
I did a quick research on the WHYS of this slow loading and this is what I found...
the photos we are using are so large that it causes excessive slow loading..
too many blinky widgets causes VERY slow loading...
java script seems to be the biggest culprit...we have too many buttons with the html addresses..these are known to cause a lot of slowness...clocks, weather indicators...all these add to the slowness of your blog. Anything, like the snow, that is added to a blog, compounded with all the other "blog stuff" is beginning to cause a lot of problems.
We all know how irritating it can be, when we only have a little time to be on the computer, to come across these slow loading blogs. Often, we just skip them...sooo...SLOW LOADING causes LESS VISITORS !!
I am going to redo my blog...I am sorry to give up all the cute buttons..I've already turned in my clock, temp. gauge, snow. Would you please tell me if this helps my blog to load faster ? And, please let me know anytime you have a problem with it so I can FIX IT....
2 other things that have been mentioned to help with slow loading is to keep your posts on the first page under 5 posts....and if you keep your background widget at the TOP of your page, always, it will help. If you know of something else that will help us, would you PLEASE let us all know.
that let you post, then, it clicks off, I think I am done, I click to go to another site and just before the screen changes, I see the WORD VERIFICATION come on...but, too late. I have missed posting on a lot of blogs for this reason. I am so sorry if this has happened on your blog.