Blog optimization

is there any well sorted out resource website available on the internet for blog optimization in terms of reducing loading time without compromising the content?

moreover, what i need is optimal placement of ads without these becoming an eyesore.

Install a cache plugin.

Reduce dynamic php calls.

Remove Gzip compression on your pages.

More here,

http://elliottback.com/wp/optimizing-wordpress-performance-speed/

http://wordpressgarage.com/tips/38-ways-to-optimize-and-speed-up-your-wordpress-blog/

http://lorelle.wordpress.com/2007/09/22/the-3-easiest-ways-to-speed-up-wordpress/

Yep Aqeel is right