Get Rid of those Useless Widgets
This is a good example of what I was talking about in my now infamous post 10 Reasons Why I Don’t Like Your Blog (comment #4).
I’ve decided to part ways with the Co.mments widget that I had in my sidebar. Although I wouldn’t call it a “useless widget”, it was hurting the performance of my blog enough to justify removing it.
I still however use Co.mments and consider it an excellent service. If you want to continue reading the conversations that the Bloke is tracking the link is here as well as in my sidebar.
Sometimes you have to be ruthless when it comes to weighing the pros and cons of doodads and widgets. Consider the space in your sidebar as prime real estate, and the loading time of your blog should never be compromised by poor performing scripts.
I might enable it again sometime in the future to see if they have improved its performance, but for the time being it is definitely GO.NE.
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