To increase user interaction, web traffic & user sharing we all add Twitter Follow button to encourage user to follow the WebMaster on twitter to get future updates about new blog articles through Tweets on Twitter.
But few day back I found out that my website was facing problems due to single Twitter follow widget in sidebar it was taking 1 minute or more load it increased my page load time by 40 seconds on average.
So what I did was simple,
I just removed Twitter Follow button from sidebar & added Jetpack Plugin by WordPress creator Automattic.
I have added ‘Share this’ option by Jetpack so my website doesn’t suffer.
Hope it helps,
Thanks & Regards