I use misty look theme and just now became aware of the infinite scrolling. Previously I had 3 posts per page. Have not had a problem with the size of the photos because I always resize before uploading or link to the size that I wish to use from flickr. But I do use a lot of photos on my blog and have some questions:
Has WordPress made a statement on their blog or in the forum about the reason for introducing infinite scrolling? I can't find an official statement, but perhaps I missed one of the staff comments in the forum discussions on the subject
Does this that mean that all 500-and something of my posts will appear on the landing page? That's what it looks like. After I finished typing this, I went back and see posts from May 2011 loading!
I have read that search rank is affected by slow loading time. Is this true? Will Google penalize WordPress.com blogs which have infinite scrolling for slow loading time? Or is this not the case here. When I Googled infinite scroll and WordPress in search of info, I came across a page about the WP plugin ( I assume this is for WordPress.org but still pertinent) that says "it is SEO friendly." There is also a list of advantages and disadvantages of infinite scroll
With misty look theme is there a "read more" option for posts? If so, it is still available and should I consider using it or has it been disabled to accommodate infinite scroll