WordPress announced a couple of features for WordPress.com blogs today that should speed things up a bit. For one, the main stats page should be loading more quickly.
"If you get a lot of traffic to your blog, your stats were sometimes slow to load," WordPress said in a blog post. "We know you like to look at your stats often, think about how all those seconds added up. Now, your main stats page loads all of its data in parallel."
"This loads your whole stats page two to three times faster, which means less time spent staring at a spinner and more time for interacting with your readers and creating content," the company says. "Of course, if you’re a Jetpack user, you can partake in the speedy stats goodness on your WordPress.com stats page as well!"
In addition to that, WordPress has made toolbar notifications faster to interact with, by letting you use keyboard shortcuts to navigate the notifications menu. You can use the N key to open/close the menu. J and K, as well as the up and down arrows will navigate through notifications. R lets you start replying to a comment, A lets you approve or unapprove a comment. S lets you mark a comment as spam (or unspam), and T lets you trash or untrash a comment.