I am using the Journalist v1.9 theme and 10posts per page with 11 widgets. Some of them has header images, which are low in size. I have added the digg button with the digg shortcode in most of the posts. When i load my home page i see that it takes some good amount of time to load more than 10s and sometimes more than 20s. What i have noticed that the page loads fast but the digg buttons take time to appear, which i think is because of it requests the digg count from digg.com , and during that time i cannot scroll through the page, and that is pretty bad. Please suggest about shortening the page load time if i want to keep the digg button.
Is there any undocumented digg shortcode option to make the diggbutton light? As i came to know about the sourcecode shortcode has a currently undocumented parameter light='true' .
The blog I need help with is phoxis.wordpress.com.