I noticed the both Kate and James has posts up about moving or removing their blogrolls due to occasional slow downs at Blogrolling.com. I dealt with this problem last week at Wizbang, so I thought I’d share my tips.
Using the PHP feed seems like a great idea in theory, but in practice the fact that the code executes prior to the rest of your template code means that if Blogrolling.com is unavailable your site will not load until the PHP code times out. This is what was happening here, and it is unacceptable.
By moving the Blogrolling.com blogrolls to the bottom of your templates you can keep your page load times fast and be protected against slow downs at Blogrolling.com.