For my daily blog reading I often use Opera‘s nifty Ctrl+Shift+Click feature to open each link in the background. I go to my blogroll and click on a bunch of links and they each get their own window. Of course, the first blog in the list has a decided advantage, but dive into mark is almost always the first one to finish loading. His site is hosted by cornerhost and although speed isn’t everything, having a zippy connection is a big plus. I haven’t done a web host comparison like I’ve been meaning to do, but cornerhost will definitely be on the list of hosts to evaluate.
The size of the page will also affect how fast it loads, but today it was 71k while a.wholelottanothing.org, the number one blog, was only 14k. That makes it even more impressive.