About a year ago, I was introduced to the cable TV show, "Hoarders". This weekly series quickly achieved success, probably because most people can in some way identify with the phenomenon of hoarding.
Hoarding is defined as "the collection of a large number of items, along with the inability to discard them".
The television show is a documentary series in which each week different individuals are followed in their homes. Most of these pathological personalities have acquired so much "stuff" in their homes that they are unable to even move around in their own living quarters.
Their kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, garages, etc are all crammed with "stuff", none of which is of any worth or use to the hoarder.
All of us, in one way or another, have an innate tendency to keep things we feel may have value, even if we know that object will never be of use to us. Most of us have that tendency under control, and we are able to discard those things that we know are of no use to us.
Which brings me to the subject at hand---on-line bloggers that hoard.
This is a condition that I have noticed in my blogging over the past year. There are individuals who have begun---and continued---to acquire apps, widgets, do-dads, cutsies on their blog site until the site is completely loaded with "junk". It is like walking into the house of a hoarder---you cannot get around or navigate.
It is time consuming to open the blog because all the widgets and what-not take forever to load. It is tiresome to try to leave a comment because the comment form takes forever to load. Navigating around the blog is tedious for the same reason---there is just too much "stuff" on there.
I personally like to comment on the blogs of my friends, even if it is just to let them know I was a visitor; but it is not easy when you have many blogs to view and there are a few that hold you up as you wait for loading to occur.
Shouldn't a blog be loadable withing a few seconds---or, at least, a timely manner?