A Wee Tiny Survey

I was reading Sadie Olive's article in the new Artfully Blogging last night and in her interview she points out a few mistakes that some bloggers make in the design of their blog. One that really caught my attention was too much sidebar content. She says that it causes the page to load too slowly and causes loading errors. I have a wireless DSL connection, two hard drives and lots of memory (one can never have too much!) so I don't usually experience trouble while blog surfing. But I wondered if some of you do. Can I pick your brains about MY blog?

P.S. I have finally added Anna Marie Horner's wildflower pincushion pattern to our free patterns link!


  1. I'd like to elaborate on the poll. I love sidebars. Your's is fine loading and wonderful "eye candy" but I have been to some where it loads so slowly it's frustrating. I, too, have wireless DSL, external HD and scads of memory. I believe the playerlists slow sites down more than anything though, sweetpea. It rarely stops me from visiting a page, but it distorts the pages sometimes to where I cannot read everything on there and I have a 23" Mac Cinema Display! Now, enough seriousness. Let's get fun here. I think those little cushions are adorable!!! I'm going to find the pattern and make one as soon as I get the redecorating out of the waaaAAAAaaaay, sweet chick!

  2. I've never had a problem with slow loading and really enjoy your sidebars. Your blog is a joy to visit.

  3. I love your blog, your sidebars, every thing about it. I even tried making a banner with one of your blog makeovers. I did it! I made 4 of them. If I can do it, anyone can. I've used your sidebars A LOT, and I think they are fun and pretty. Wish I could do all that neat computer stuff!

  4. CUTE CUTE CUTE `!!!
    NO It doesn't LOAD slowly ..
    Maybe some computers have a slow dial up ?? I don't know but mine is fine..I use Verizon..
    I love all of your cute side pics..so cheerful and fun.. love the darling pincusions, too..
    hugs, Patty(:)

  5. Hi sweet one, I love everything about your blog! It just says "fun". I have never had a problem with your site loading, and I have other blogs.
    Have a lovely day!
    Blessings, Debbie

  6. Love it all too and no problems. Any with mine??? I never thought of it before.

  7. All loads fine on my end!

    It is the music that blares out at me from most blogs that scares my bunny socks off!
    (when I forget to turn down my speakers before blogging that is!)

  8. Afternoon Polly,
    I have dial up, so I have no idea if its slow or fast..it is just as it is. I'm a little overhwelmed with all the sidebar info. I do use it and appreciate it, so thanks for having it.
    Warmly, Deb

  9. Darling pin cushions designs. If I need inspiration, I go to your sidebar. There's always fun stuff there!

  10. It is interesting to see most of us do not have a problem with the loading. I have wondered that too. Everything loads pretty fast for me! :)


  11. I love the quote here at your comment box. Also thought the poll was fun. No problem loading for me, but have visited blogs that are ridiculously slow!

  12. No problem here either!
    Is that your giveaway? It's really cute stuff! I'm ready for Friday Flea Mkt this week. Hugs, Nancy

  13. Ive never had a problem with your site and I love the side bars. Id rather look than read.

  14. Hi Polly! I just voted ~ your site loads fine & quickly for me, as do most sites. A few (mine included) seem slower with music added. Hmmm, I wonder if people really like music or if it is distracting? Maybe we should survey that, too!

    Just got my FFM items up as it is now just after midnight here in TX.

    I love that pincushion pattern ~ need to try to make one!

    BTW, where would I go to pick up a copy of Artful Blogging Magazine?

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents


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