So I just wanted to (auto)post a quick note, I spent Thursday night working on my blog after a blogger (Scrap Girl from Serendipity--thank you!!) mentioned that they were having a hard time with the page loading and getting comments to work. Only one other person had ever mentioned this to me--my mother. (I guess this is why they say you should always listen to your mother!) My sidebars had been starting to drive me a little crazy anyway--hey, you've seen the length of my blogroll--so I decided to do some Spring cleaning.
(1) I removed the awards from the sidebar and listed a separate header tab for all of those posts.
(2) I removed the picture links for my reading challenges--there was already a separate tab for them, so they weren't really necessary, anyway. In fact, I'll probably do away with the post that is for all three reading challenges, because there's not much point to that if I just link a "challenges label" to that tab...
(3) I converted both my TBR list and Blogroll into scrolling lists.
So far, everything seems to be working much faster and even I notice a difference. I didn't realize it was that bad, because our internet connection is a little shady sometimes anyway so I chalked it up to that. But I hope it's loading better for everyone else, too!
I decided to file this one away under Blogger Tips, in case any of you are having slow page loading problems, these little tips might help!