The header and left sidebar loads immediately but the rest of the blog loads much more slowly - sometimes taking as long as one full minute or more.
The problem is centered on an old Technorati link and the message, “Connected to embed.technorati.com” is displayed while the blog is attempting to load.
We removed an old sidebar connection to Technorati six or seven years ago but there must have been some link residue left behind.
This problem has been reported to our blog host and hope they can detect and correct the problem soon.
Sorry for any inconvenience.
- U P D A T E
A little more information about the loading problem on this website caused byTechnorati.
It seems the problem began on May 29th, 2014 when Technorati removed millions of pages from the web, deleting their entire blog directory and all associated information.
What’s more interesting is that they performed this action rather stealthily, without an announcement of any kind.
Technorati’s motive behind this sudden decision is presumably related to their increased interest to focus on developing their advertising network.
We thought we had ‘washed our hands’ of Technorati a few years ago but obviously there must have been something left behind when we took it off our right-hand sidebar.
We hope this can be fixed soon. In the meanwhile this blog will no doubt continue to load slowly.