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I Need to Know


A little help, please?


Do you find this site slow to load?

If yes, is it slow on your computer, on your mobile device, or both?

It seems slows to me. But it could just be me. So I figured I’d ask y’all before I go through the chores associated with fixing it.

Let me know.


  1. February 4, 2015    

    I usualy see your new posts through an RSS reader (Feedly) on my Motorola Photon smartphone. The initial feed through Feedly is almost instantaneous. When I click on “Visit Website” within Feedly it’s still pretty fast to load.

    If I bypass Feedly and use a browser (Firefox) on my smartphone to access your blog directly it does seem to load slowly. Especialy if it’s a blog with lots of photos (like Europe). This experiance is the same on my HP Mini PC running Linux Mint 17.1 (with Firefox) also. The post loads at the same speed whether it’s cached or not.

    Love your site BTW. Your detailed Google route maps you post on the precise roads ridden on a trip are great. How do you do that? Is it simply a snapshot of a screen capture converted to a jpg file or are you using some cool plug-in?

    • Kathy's Gravatar Kathy
      February 4, 2015    

      Thanks for the detail, Lanza. I have noticed the slowness most lately, and that could be because all my catch-up trips have been so photo heavy. Just one more installment to go.

  2. February 4, 2015    

    Occasionally, but no where near as slow as some other WordPress sites. Too many plug-ins?

    • February 4, 2015    

      I don’t have many plugins. I was thinking it might be my large background image.

      I may delete some of the excess plugins to see what that does. Thanks.

  3. February 4, 2015    

    Loads just fine on my iMac both at home and at work. Not too slow at all.

  4. Kathy's Gravatar Kathy
    February 4, 2015    

    Thanks, B. It’s worst on my iPhone.

  5. shan's Gravatar shan
    February 4, 2015    

    I use Google Chrome on my phone, at work on my laptop, and at home on my tablet and haven’t noticed any slow speeds on any of my devices.

    • Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
      February 5, 2015    

      Thanks, Shan. Chrome made it better on my phone, but it’s still not great. Looks like some tweaking is in order.

  6. Amy's Gravatar Amy
    February 4, 2015    

    I haven’t noticed any slowness either. But I also normally access it through Feedly.

    • Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
      February 5, 2015    

      Thanks, Amy.

  7. Raindog's Gravatar Raindog
    February 4, 2015    

    I’m glad that you asked, Toadmama, because I was just too shy to say anything… After some of your recent changes (i.e., background), I can view your site only at my desktop computer, where it loads pretty quickly through Chrome. No longer will it fully load on my iPad 2, whether through Feedly or directly through Google–all I ever get are bits and pieces.

    • Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
      February 5, 2015    

      Ryan, thanks for coming clean. 🙂

      I switched to Chrome on my phone and it loads a lot faster than with Safari, but still not great. I’ll probably have to change templates or something. Funny how it works okay for some, but not others. I’m using an older template. Once I make the switch, it’ll probably be obvious, but I’ll say something anyway. And if it’s still screwy, let me know.

      Thanks for hanging in there!

  8. Kathy's Gravatar Kathy
    February 5, 2015    

    Thanks, Shannon and Amy. I’ll probably be making some changes.

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