How long does it take your blog to load?

Okay…that’s it! I am going to change my WordPress theme again. Had been meaning to do it but never find time to sit down and concentrate.

Six months ago, I use a theme that has only 123kb and hence, it takes a short time to load. Now, my theme is taking a long time to load and sometimes, I need to refresh before they load properly. My current theme has 806kb. This is bad news….

I am either going to Wayback machine and see which theme I was using then or I shall go ‘steal’ the same WordPress theme from those whose blogs were listed way down on PimpMyPageRank list of fastest loading blogs.

Booyeah!

Thanks, Pimp for that little comparison list! Ouch, Pimp sounds so wrong and so does Mom on the make money blogosphere. Hehehe. Without Doubt the best SEO blog in the World.

List of Make Money blogs and their page load in KB.

And if you need to ask, “Why does pageload matters?”

Of course, it is very important! People will just go elsewhere if your site takes too long to load. Who has time to sit and wait for your blog to appear? So, go for simplicity. Anyone knows a nice, clean, light, bright WordPress theme which is free, free, free?

Post Author: lilian

13 thoughts on “How long does it take your blog to load?

    Mr. Rajawang

    (July 1, 2008 - 4:59 pm)

    I have sites that loads up to 1 minute..no wonder people run away.. lol

    lankapo

    (July 1, 2008 - 6:18 pm)

    lilian,

    recently I check on your site,all the ad and word are mix up. i dunno why ..have u check your site theme is it compatible with ie,firefox or safari.

    lilian

    (July 1, 2008 - 6:44 pm)

    lankapo – You remember which theme is that? Green? That’s why lor, I know it is screwed in IE but was too lazy to bother. Haih..now, I temporary put this red one and until I find a nicer theme, I baru change. Thanks for telling me.

    Rajawang – LOL, 1 MINUTE?!?

    Online DIY Guy

    (July 1, 2008 - 7:46 pm)

    Lilian,

    Just saw your site new theme :) simple and nice looking in both IE and Firefox. Well, another thing, the red color font attract me too..

    Online DIY Guy

    Mr. Rajawang

    (July 1, 2008 - 9:29 pm)

    ya lor..with all the google ads, adbrite, nuffnang, kontera, auctionads, etc . Like pasar malam..

    Susan

    (July 2, 2008 - 1:04 am)

    I would definitely check out this site for optimization techniques for a wordpress blog. Some good info – http://elliottback.com/wp/archives/2007/04/15/why-my-wordpress-site-is-so-much-faster-than-yours/

    megat

    (July 2, 2008 - 10:29 am)

    cool. load fast than previously. i just plan to create new theme with red & white eheh. nice theme also.

    Moolahking

    (July 2, 2008 - 1:42 pm)

    Mom, mine load less than a minute. Lucky, though..

    Hey mom, doesn’t this is your old theme? Anyway, nice looking tak kesah laa kan?

    KiDkillER

    (July 2, 2008 - 1:58 pm)

    oo..im shocked when i saw your site lilian ahyi..i saw a new themes lol..simple and nice..
    load faster than previous themes..

    my site load a slightly slow due to sidebar ads..=.=”

    Liz

    (July 2, 2008 - 2:26 pm)

    Your site loads just as fast as ever for me, but I’m sure people with slower connections are feeling it. Loading times are definitely important!

    Blog Of Famer

    (July 2, 2008 - 3:03 pm)

    emmm…then johnchow blog is having problem liao~

    KiDkillER

    (July 2, 2008 - 4:10 pm)

    lol..john chow blog got loading problem..but still a lot ppl read his blog..why ? because of his content is great !

    (correct me if im wrong ^^)

    It’s the same with 5xmom, let’s say her page load slow, but we still will read, because her content is great too ! ^^

    lankapo

    (July 3, 2008 - 5:11 pm)

    lilian,
    hehe that’s why la.I also just changed my theme,remove useless ad and referral link to make it look more professional lah . Not like pasar malam, rite raja wang :)

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