Friday, August 10, 2007

Is your blog loading slowly?

I know mine was today...and I finally got to the bottom of it.

I think I had a blog virus! When I posted my Thankful Thursday this (well, yesterday) morning, something wierd popped in the posting box. I deleted it and made my post, but all day my blog was taking like 20 minutes to load. I changed the number of posts on the front page to 7 so there would only be one picture on the front page, but that didn't improve it.

So I went looking for help. The blogspot help was not helpful, but a Google search lead me to which evaluates how long it takes each element of your page to load. I discovered something called' embedded in my page was what the problem was...but what IS it? And how to get rid of it?

Luckily I found this post which described exactly how to fix it. It was kind of mind numbing looking for that little phrase buried in the template of my blog, but it was worth finding it--I'm back to loading in a couple of seconds instead of minutes.

Wow. It reminds me that I need to be diligent about seeking out my sin and removing it from my life. It may seem like a small thing, but it doesn't take much to ruin a life...or a blog!

Search my heart, O Lord; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

1 comment:

Mindy said...

I noticed that your blog was being really slow yesterday, it's going fast now :-) Way to go fixing it all on your own!