Bubblews Ate My Guinea Pig!
A recurring topic on this and most other writing sites is Bubblews. Sometimes we even find it even difficult to refer to the site by name. Phrases such as 'the other site' are often used.
People's reactions to the B site vary from extreme rage (particularly those who have lost 100s of dollars) to acceptance that this is part of writing on-line and we, like any other consumer, need a buyer beware attitude.
My position is I have $45 in the bank there but there is little point in continuing to write as I've no idea what the 'virtual' exchange rate actually is. My wife 'redeemed' mid November just over $50 and the bank now shows she will receive about $16. In reality she may never get anything. Who knows what my $50 would be worth if I ever tried to redeem in the future?
Yes, I hear you saying, but what about the Guinea Pig? Well it's just a metaphor taken from a classic headline in the UK Sun newspaper:
FREDDIE STARR ATE MY HAMSTER!
Freddie didn't really eat it and my Guinea Pig is really buried in my garden - he died of natural causes.
Image Credit » My image created in MS Publisher