Update: I’ve got most of my template rebuilt in new blogger and I’ve gotten rid of haloscan comments. I’m going to get rid of my blogrolling blogrolls because they now have advertising on the tops of pages reached through the links and it’s been running VERY slowly for me lately as well. I’m just going to do manual blogrolls, which will take me some time to build…but other than that, I’m up and running.
I’ve got to put links to the haloscan comment threads on all the posts that have comments, but it will take some time (I’ve got 620 posts to go through) and I can do that at my leisure. New comments will be using blogger’s comment system.
The page is loading MUCH faster for me already so: Mission Accomplished. If anyone has any problems with anything (other than the fact that my blog is ugly and I have no artistic ability whatsoever…I already know that…) let me know. /Update
I can’t duplicate Vote For David’s problem with the malware, but I’m still having problems with slow loading. I’m almost certain that haloscan is the problem because whenever I’m having these slow loading problems, My haloscan dashboard also loads very slowly.
So, here’s what I’m going to do. My blog is still in old blogger format. I never switched because I didn’t like some of the interface changes and also because the template changes made it harder to fine tune the template.
I’m just gonna have to get over that. I’m going to upgrade to the new blogger format and convert all my existing sidebar items into widgets. I’m going to get rid of haloscan comments and start using blogger’s commenting system…but, I don’t want to lose all the old comment threads, so I’m going to, slowly but surely, post links to the haloscan comment thread on the bottom of every post that has comments. New comments should be posted to blogger, but the old comments will be available to read.
This is going to take some time so blogging will probably be slow during the transition. If things get a bit wonky around here for a little while…you know why.
After I get all that done, I still may consider moving the blog over to my own space and url, but I’ll have to play with some blogging software first and make sure there’s something that I like well enough to replace blogger with. One thing about blogger: It is very easy to use. Anyway, that’s the plan so please bear with me for a little while while I get this all settled out.