In a recent tirade against what some are calling Shit-ass Websites (pardon my french I try to keep it clean ’round here) there has been a bit of a backlash towards websites that make an overwhelming number of connections. Also, the size of the entire page load.
This site makes, at most, 39 connections and is, at most, 12Kb or so larger than the largest photo I post. Most of those 39 connections come from the WordPress plugin that I use to show the location in which I published the post. I’m thinking of disabling this plugin and if I did my site would go down to well under 12 connections.
This recent tirade is a good excuse to revisit the site(s) that you administer to see if you can cut some cruft.