A lot of people were unhappy with the infinite scrolling (for reasons I fully understand), and have turned it off, but I'm undecided. I don't use footers, so that's no problem for me.
I think the point is well-taken that people are more likely to keep scrolling down than to click to another page for older posts. As a result, I've historically had 10 posts on my front page, trying to strike a balance between a slow loading time and having enough posts for people to scroll down and see them if they haven't hit my blog for a week or so.
It seems to me that if I use infinite scrolling, I can reduce this to perhaps 4-5 posts, getting a quicker initial load, which is always a good idea. So what are the drawbacks?
I read in some of the complaints about infinite scrolling that it just keeps loading and loading, making the site much slower. I am not sure this is true. It appears to me, as I played around with it, that it only loads the first seven posts or so, and then it doesn't load any more unless you actually scroll down to the bottom. Then, it loads the next seven, and no more until you scroll down to the end of those. Is that what other people are seeing? If so, I'm not sure why that would be a negative feature.
I've got it turned off, but I'm inclined to turn it back on. Does anyone have any thoughts as to why this would be a bad idea? I often write a series of posts on a topic, so encouraging people to glance on down the page seems like a winner to me. Is there something I'm overlooking?
The blog I need help with is mindrenewers.com.