Jason Couch wrote about it... Jason actually took off his blog's clothes and it's now naked in the "Rain." My Own "Forced Perspective" - Making me think (Members Only) He took off his ActiveRain blog's blog skin (the customization from the ActiveRain Blog Customizer.) Jason's also removed some widgets from his ActiveRain blog.
I don't know if I can do it. I love my corn and skyline... it is so, so, so... Columbus.
My pal Karen Moorhead in Michigan and I were opposed to the blog skins... when everyone else was dressing up their blogs we tweeted (discussed via Twitter) back and forth about how slow the blog skins made the blogs go. We speculated the blog skins were causing other problems on ActiveRain. Maybe the blog skins were responsible for every problem on ActiveRain! Psoriasis? Blame it on the blog skins..
Karen is still blogging au natural. Karen is not, nor never has dressed her blog up (used an ActiveRain blog skin, the ActiveRain blog customizer.)
I can't remember why I put the clothes on my blog but once I dressed it up, the thought of stripping it bare disturbs me.
There was a time before I got a new computer I could NOT even go on Brad Andersohn's blog on ActiveRain because all of his widgets would just freeze up my computer... there are a couple of other blogs on ActiveRain that were so busy with widgets that they'd lock up my old system too.
No I was not using dial up but I was / am using DSL so am not spoiled by the lightening speeds some of you are used to. Is T1 slower than DSL? Is a T1 faster than dial up?
I have tried a bunch of widgets and long ago removed many of them because I thought they were slowing my ActiveRain blog down. What constitutes a widget? Are links to other social media sites necessarily widgets? One of my problems with putting too much in MY sidebar (whether or not they are officially widgets) is I do not want my archives, tags, etc. pushed down too low. IMHO the widget's, chicklets, whirlygigs and gee gaws ought to go below the links to the blog's tags, archives, etc.
Anyone who is geekier than me... does something like the blog search (Google Search for my ActiveRain blog) in my sidebar slow things down? Does a little chicklet like my BlogTopSites cause any drag?
What Widget CAN'T YOU do without on your ActiveRain blog?
Your MyBlogLog.com stalker panel?
Your Twitter stream?
If I could only have one widget it would be between my WhosAmung.us and my StatCounter... It would be a tough decision but I would have to go with the StatCounter....It would break my heart to not have the Who's Among.us widget... I can't tell you the thrill I get when it shows a number like 8, 9, 10 or 11...
Those who have put on an ActiverRain blog skin (used the ActiveRain Blog Customizer) could you take off your blog's clothes and let it run around naked in the rain?