One solution to blog posts that load slowly
Whenever I find blogs that take a long time to load, I am 99.314159265358% sure that it’s because of big, large, huge, monster, gigantic pictures. (To see how big a picture is, right click on it and then click on Properties.)
Today, then, I offer this suggestion for putting pictures in your blog posts:
Resize your pictures before uploading them to WordPress.
That does many things for you.
First, it allows WordPress to render the picture much faster, almost instantaneously, for the smaller size in your blog post. The widest blog I’ve ever seen was right at 1000 pixels. That means that there is no reason for you to upload a picture that is 5184 pixels wide (the size that my Canon 550D gives me). None whatsoever because WordPress is simply going to resize it to 1000 pixels or smaller. It’s the only way WordPress can stick a huge picture into the small blog.
Second, it is much faster to upload a small picture than it is a large picture. The average file size of my 5184-pixel-wide pictures is about 7 MB. Before uploading them, I resize them to 575-pixels on the long side, making them about 100 KB in size. Resize a copy, not the original! WordPress doesn’t have to do any rendering whatsoever, allowing my pictures to show up instantaneously. I’ve never uploaded a picture that was larger than 100 KB.
Fourth, those readers who are impatient with page and picture loading will stick around, look, read, like, and comment. Try it and see if you don’t get more likes and comments.
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Each SNIPPETS will have at leasst one picture.
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