Couldn't have said it better- 1 min
I want to share with you my simple two-step secret to improving the performance of any website.
- Make sure that the most important elements of the page download and render first.
- Stop there.
You don’t need all that other crap.
Have courage in your minimalism. - via Maciej Cegłowski
From the perspective of running a personal blog, I wholeheartedly agree with this. To some extent, it also applies to every website ever.
If you’re paying me to make a website, I appreciate minimalism might not be your jam. There are other ways to cut the crap from the web.