The month of December has started and on 15th December, 2015 Helium Publishing will finally be laid to rest.
I was a member there for almost 7 years and though I did not make a lot of money, I gained extremely valuable insight on how to polish my writing and become a better writer. I made lots of friends from around the world and also served as one of the channel managers under Religion & Spirituality. I have so many beautiful, heartwarming memories associated with that website but like most online things, this too came to an end.
I joined Bubblews only after Helium stopped publishing articles. Though people grumbled about lots of things there too, but i think credit should go to Helium team for making writers care a lot about the site. The team of Senior Managers was very dedicated and very supportive and the community forum one of the best places to chat and discuss all topics. There was even a Writing Critique Forum where we could post links to our articles and other members suggested improvements.
However, I feel things ended on a sour note as Helium set a limit of $25 on final cash out and many people were struggling to reach that amount. So if anyone has even $24.99, they will not be able to get their money. I currently have $24 in my account there and I am promoting my articles on Tsu , Pinterest and Twitter so that I can reach $25 before December 15th.