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My Adventure with Bubblews

I joined Bubblews under larrysells1960 and was a member for two months. I called that my feeling out stage. During that time, I wrote nine articles and had seventy-eight followers. I followed about sixty. I was happy there.

But that began to change when, I started noticing comments about people getting their articles stolen. That is a writer's livelihood. At first, it didn't bother me, because people were reporting that those who were plagiarizing were getting caught and their accounts deleted.

Then, more reports of people getting their words stolen. And above all, Bubblews not paying writers what they are owed. Bubblews writers deserve to get paid and on time

Writers don't get rich, unless you are like Stephen King. He is the exception, not the rule. Us, writers, work hard for our words and turn them into something useable.

I pulled my articles and deleted my account because I kept reading people getting their articles stolen and not being paid. To me, the two worst signs that a content site is in danger of closing.

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bestwriter wrote on September 5, 2014, 1:42 AM

Let me tell you I have been paid several times but that does not mean they have no flaws. Their justification that they are only 10 and therefore....... is no excuse to ignore many, delete without justification and so on. I too feel the same way as you do. Just like a doctor justifying that under his care only so many have died. I cannot bear to see some posts having well over thousand views and so on just within a few hours and we all know that is cheating but the site is blind perhaps it benefits too from such cheats.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on September 5, 2014, 10:57 AM

I loved Bubblews when I joined a year ago, and I quickly got addicted. It was a very good site for me, and introduced me to social blogging, which I absolutely love. I've never had a problem with payment other than being a few days late until the last couple of months. The "upgrade" hit me hard in so many ways. It trashed a huge percentage of my archives. Photo essays were a big part of my brand there, and I love doing them. Now it's totally unsuitable as a site for photo stories. The editing ban was another huge blow. I still have hopes of getting paid (eventually), but I have lost all confidence in them as a place that I can place my best work with the expectation that it will look as good tomorrow as it does today. So many good friends and good writers that were there a few months ago have moved on now. I'm not ready to give up on the site yet, but it's definitely gotten bumped way, way down the priority list. I don't want to leave, but I really don't know at this point what my future there is going to be in 3 months, or even tomorrow.

Scorpie wrote on September 5, 2014, 12:41 PM

It sounds like you discovered the cure for bubbleooze.

LoudMan wrote on September 7, 2014, 8:33 AM

Well, good move. I'm still hoping I will at least recover a few photos before I go. But, I'm losing hope with no responses.

sonu wrote on September 13, 2014, 2:29 AM

I joined Bubblewsi few days ago, my sole aim was to work under different parameters. You have different set of rules in different sites. I read a few days ago someone got paid for Bubblews recently, so here's keeping my fingers crossed.

allen0187 wrote on September 13, 2014, 11:04 PM

I have been paid by bubble ooze a good number of times already but the non-payment and delayed payments recently are red flags to me. Agree with you about the issue with plagiarism there, it is reaching uncontrollable levels and it seems the site isn't doing anything about it.

Kasman wrote on September 14, 2014, 6:21 PM

Bubblews is a victim of its own success. Being the best paying site on the web means that it attracts all sorts of spammers and scammers. Bubblews is slowly getting on top of them especially with the recent introductions to fight spammers. The site does have problems but it doesn't seem to be in any danger of closing and many members are very happy there but there are others who are having real problems getting paid. I suppose it's a case of 'you pay your money and you take your choice' - either write there or don't write there.

Kasman wrote on September 14, 2014, 6:24 PM

I have also recently had my doubts - and my ups and downs - with Bubblews but, like you, I don't want to leave. However, if they stop paying me I will leave. So far all redemptions have been paid although I had to wait an inordinately long time (61 days) for one of them. Time will tell.

BarbRad wrote on September 18, 2014, 4:26 AM

I'm in the same boat. Just got word my last eCheck cleared and the next payment isn't late yet, but I'm definitely sticking mostly to social blogging there now without a lot of effort. I don't trust them with my good work.

BarbRad wrote on September 18, 2014, 4:30 AM

Being at Bubblews is like walking on eggshells on one hand and gambling on the other. I no longer can publish work there I really am involved with after the way the update destroyed so much of my work and then left it there without allowing me to at least try to edit it enough to make sense again. Maybe I should monetize some of my YouTube videos and just post those.

FreyaYuki wrote on September 25, 2014, 7:32 AM

Plagiarism isn't just a problem on that site. Other sites can have their articles stolen as well. It's really unfortunate that there are so many who have no qualms stealing other people's articles and claiming that it's theirs.

profdavid wrote on September 25, 2014, 8:52 PM

I had an account with them too and it was doing well but one day i tried to log in but it was deleted for a reason i dont know. so i had to open another one which is catching up now