I have just finished moving my blog: http://www.monniblog.com and now my sidebar takes forever to load. It has a number of small images but they are hosted on Photobucket and have never caused a problem before. While the site is loading it says "Contacting http://www.monniblog.com" on the bottom.
I disabled all plugins I'm not using, and I never had this problem when I was on wordpress.com: http://monnibo.wordpress.com
Thank you for any help/suggestions!