Today when I made my daily post, it did not appear in reader. I made another post
and still it did not appear. Even worse, on the dashboard url, it appeared with AMP beside the title.
What is AMP?
Look it up. (Google it)
Here’s how I see it, if we refuse it, our sites will intentionally become less accessible to all media.
If we accept it, it is one more way for the space we pay for to be turned to ad profit for the server and for Google to manipulate what we see on the Internet. The only reason I pay for space that would otherwise be free is to keep ads off my pages, to avoid the manipulation of the people who come to this space for the sole purpose of reading poetry, and, yes, for myself to avoid feeling manipulated.
Poetry is not an ‘on-the-run’ avocation. It is meant to be savored in the spaciousness of uncluttered space. It is a freeing of mind, body and soul from the turmoil of a dog eat dog world. It was never meant to be accompanied by the hustle of ‘backstreet Madison Ave’.
So while the claim is that AMP exists to speed things up, I am told the system doesn’t really work well and that it will take 6 days for the post to show on the home page. I’m not sure what that means. The post I made today showed on my home page, but not in reader. I just kept making posts until one did show in reader.
What I would really like is for a WordPress Tech to publicly explain to me the full ramification of AMP on WordPress, so I, who pays for this space, can make an educated decision. I don’t want to find out about new tinkering on my site by having a post not show.
Thanks for the platform provided but please, learn to respect your bloggers and their space a bit more and please, please, when you tinker with something that affects my site, send me an email, make a post on my blog…do something beside add one more article to the quagmire of how-to articles one must navigate to figure out why their space is not doing what it should..