Blogger Blogs Freeze Browser When Loading

Today, we're seeing a significant number of reports in Blogger Help Forum: Something Is Broken, from worried blog owners
My blog reloads in peoples browsers, and causes high pageview counts!
and
My blog crashes my readers browsers when loading!!
When a resource monitor is run while the reported blogs load, you can watch memory usage increase rampantly, as the main page of the blog, in question, loads.

Various conversations in Webmaster Central Help suggest the code associated with the Google +1 Button, which is part of the Share Button array, that's an optional part of the posts, as being involved in the problem. Some folks have noted that deselecting the "Show Share Buttons" in the "Blog Posts" gadget has provided a workaround to the problem, on the blogs noted.

It's also noted that many of the blogs in question have one or more posts which contain YouTube movies, or similar Shockwave Flash accessories. If your blog is suffering from this problem, and you don't wish to remove the Share Buttons from your blog, you may find removing any YouTube movie content to provide an alternative workaround - at least as a diagnostic procedure.

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