Survey Feedback – Slow Load Time

I so appreciate all the feedback I’ve received so far from those who have taken the time to fill out my Follower Survey. One piece of feedback was that this site loads too slowly, especially for those with older computers and slower internet connections.

I know how frustrating it is to wait for a site to load. We have 6 computers in our home and there is one computer I avoid because it takes FOREVER for websites to load. Unfortunately I’m fairly clueless as to what makes my site load faster but I’m going to try to figure it out.

I tried a speed test but I have a really fast computer so load time for me is never a problem. My blog loaded in .19 seconds on my computer.

The first steps I’m taking are to reduce the number of graphics in my sidebar and change the number of posts per page. I’m working on removing all the book covers for giveaways and changing them to links. I also changed the number of posts that show up on a blog page from over a dozen to just 5. Hopefully that will help speed things along…

If you notice something specifically that is slowing the site down please let me know. The only thing I have ever noticed is that sometimes the Linky for blog hops slow things down.