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Saturday, August 22, 2009

pet peeve, frustration or impatience

Computer technology is a wonderful thing, except that I have become so SPOILED that I want everything to be instantaneous.
I rely way to much on my computer.
If I click on a website and it doesn't download immediately I click to a different tab and check out some other site while it is downloading. Am I the only one that has learned this impatience? I can't even blog hop or blurf (blog surf) without being impatient. If a blog takes too long to upload, I move on. I miss some great artwork because of my frustrating type A personality. Have you noticed how some blogs take forever to load ( not sure if it is up or down)? I used to have a site using "The Cutest Blog on the Block" or something like that, but I was afraid it was taking too long to open, upload or download or whatever so I switched to a Google based blog background. I hope others aren't finding that my blog takes too long to open.
Oh well, Maybe it is ADD or just a short attention span.

I'm not going to beat up on myself any longer. I am going blurfing and try not to get too frustrated with the speed of things.
Thanks for tuning in and listening to my rant.

5 comments:

  1. Hey, Leslie! With regard to pet peeve, frustration, or impatience, I think the answer might be all of the above. And yes, every now and again, I get a little annoyed, too. While I have no clue as to why some blogs are slower than others, I have observed that many of the blogs that are slow to load have a lot of widgets (especially Flash-based ones) in their sidebars.I think the resolution of their photos might have something to do with it, too. I try to watch the load speed of my blog and have noted that sometimes the "My Followers" widget is slow to load but the rest of it comes up OK. I dunno but understand where you're coming from. With all that, have a great day!!

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  2. Hi Leslie,

    I understand - there is one blog that I just LOVE but it does take forever to load. It's because of the music. I never listen to the music - but I have to wait for it to fully load before I can turn it off and finally get to read the blog!

    Last weekend I spent the day cleaning up my computer. I was able to improve my available space from 3% to a whopping 57% and it really did speed up the blog loading! So - some of it must have been on my end of the deal.

    When I start to feel anxious about a s-l-o-w blog I use the moment to take a full, deep, cleansing breath. It brings me back to the moment (away from my frustration) and when I'm finished, the blog is usually ready for me.

    Enjoy the weekend!

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  3. LOL! I love your post today. I try to keep my widgets to a minimum because as Kathi posted, those seem to be one of the culprits. My biggest pet peeve is the music on some blogs. Not only does it make a page really slow to load or sometimes even crash my pc, I often don't even like the song that's playing. Once the page finally loads I need to scroll to find the offending player, which is usually hidden somewhere towards the end of the sidebar, to stop it so I can browse in peace. Like you, sometimes it's not even worth it and I move on (but never from your site).

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  4. Leslie I am just so surprised you are saying you are impatient.I would have never guessed that about you. I think we all have a certain degree of allowing things to bother us.I find that I have more patience now then I did say two years ago.I still get annoyed but not as bothered by the little things.I am going home to clean up my blog...hope mine is extremely slow!

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  5. Blurf. tee hee. You are killing me!

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