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Monday, 22 March 2010


A plea to the blogsphere:

I read the daily bloglist on an iPhone (sometimes) and a laptop (sometimes).

On the iPhone, I am often at the mercy of a crap wireless or crap Tesco Mobile.

On the laptop,  I am blessed with a Big Fat Dedicated internet connection.

On both, some blogs take forever to load. Forever, then a day. On the iPhone it is because of bandwidth. On the laptop it is because of processor throttling.

May I be so bold as to suggest to bloggers that they try to load their blogs on substandard shite and see what happens?

I will say that Holby's new one at is lightning, apart from the picture at the top. And mine is pretty quick too. And Corrugated-Soundbite, and ColdSteelRain.

But there are some which are painful, so painful that even when they appear to have loaded you can't then scroll them for ages until they've finished loading, and all you can see is the huge banner at the top until then.

If you want me to have a look at your particular blog and let you know how it performs, let me know in the comments, but please don't moan at me when I tell you it's pants.

Suffice to say three of my most read blogs suffer from this. It's mainly posting daft video links which slug them. And I hate videos anyway, I prefer to read, because I can. I can't have the sound on at work and at "home" I have not internet to speak of. Oh, and the iPhone won't play "Flash". Yet.

Thanks for listening.


Anonymous said...

Hay I had to turn the volume up on my table leg to hear this post but it was fast.

hunkofjunk said...

so........ you don't find the whole multi media, picture, video sound thing an enriching experiance then......

Uncle Marvo said...


I don't have a telly, I watch the odd DVD in high quality, on a big laptop.

I can't be arsed to watch amateur YouTube crap at all, especially when it's made by Ray StClair.

Most stuff can be told in words better than on films anyway, that's why language was invented :-)

Pictures is good. But really, some of these sites load SO slowly I give up before the have.

John Pickworth said...

Slow blogs = Widgets of Death

Some people just cannot resist adding every flashy gadget going... the others that should know better (Mr Dale and Mr Guido) get drunk on the advertising. All slow up loading and worse (on Blogger at least) continue to scroll the page while all the daft stuff is loading and you're trying to read it.