So I thought I'd check in with you all
I temporarily set up a poll in the side bar to see if my blog has been driving anyone bonkers.
Is it easy to leave a comment?
Load pages? etc. etc.
I know I sometimes have video clips and animated gifs in my posts
AND I do have an animated slide show gif on the sidebar, but I haven't added any other such things as I know they are the most responsible for the loading and bouncing away from the comments and verification problems (like a yoyo on acid) that other sites have.
Thank you for letting me know.