All of my blogs have a slider on the front page. I like them. To me, they are “pretty.” As a newish blogger, who has still not really gotten 100% into the Blogosphere, (stats, page views… eh?) I am still enjoying just what is “pretty.” However, with my recent increase in traffic (people visiting my blog) and my hosting slowing down to an absolute C-R-A-W-L, it is making me wonder if I need to let go of my beloved slider for something cleaner, which loads faster.
I think what I like most about the slider is having so many “options” of posts “above the fold” – I am a girl who likes options, so this to me is a great way to decide if I really want to hang out on a blog for a while – I kinda get a sampling of everything it has to offer. But then I realized my favorite blogs – like MomDot, TheCreativeJunkie, and ThatTechChick – do not have sliders at all.
So I am tossing this out to my veteran Bloggy friends. Do you have a theme that includes a slider? Or did you change to a simpler theme because of load time and stuff? Is it finally time for me to say good bye to my slider?