As I was Entrecard hopping today, I happened across a site where the top post was describing why it’s a good idea to de-clutter your blog. I knew mine was in need of it, particularly since I spent about half of the time of the last two weeks adding my blog to various directories and adding their widgets and clutter to my page. I knew it needed to be done, but I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do.
One page I found described the 3 easiest ways to speed up WordPress, and that was a wonderful and very simple set of ideas to follow. The page I originally landed on was also on that site, but between my first hit and the second, I landed here, where the author gives a much longer list of ideas for speeding up loading times and reducing clutter so that visitors can find your content. I don’t think it ever got so bad that one could not find my content, lol, but I was doing way too much pimping of my rank here and there for no good reason. I’m back now to my simple Feedburner subscriber count, and the rest of the widgets are gone. I’ve added tiny little banners instead. As a matter of fact, I also made one for me. See :
Those of you on dial up or slow connections should find the site much easier to view now. I know I do, and I’m on a cable connection… I was still having trouble viewing it.
This week is full of appointments so I’m not sure how much new content I’ll be adding, but I am quite addicted to posting here, so I’m sure you’ll see something from me.