Do You Ever Get Tired...
Do you ever get tired of random assumptions, half truths, and plain decent? I was just over at Bubblews and saw so much of it that I ended up "having" to write a post asking for everyone to quit taking the easy way out. I don't know if it will help or not but I truly hope it does not fall on deaf ears.
Here is a summary of the points that I brought up in my post and I am only repeating it here because I've seen the same conversations raging here as I have there.
Problem 1: Everyone wants to accuse Arvind and Bubblews staff of stealing.
Fact 1: You can't steal something that doesn't exist. The truth was the site was never earning what they were supposed to be paying us to begin with. The money just wasn't there and you can't steal something that isn't there!
Problem 2: People are claiming that all payment issues are due to people breaking the rules, spamming and cheating the system.
Fact 2: They are basically accusing these people of stealing money as well -- so see fact 1!
Problem 3: Those who have left are just afraid of working hard and are not dedicated to Bubblews
Fact 3: Some people do not write online for fun. Some people need their online earnings to pay for basic necessities. Writing sites with their current payout structures cannot do this, at least none that I know of can produce an income of $600-$800 per month. These people had to leave the site in order to spend time on other sites where they can earn that kind of money.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not defending Arvind or Bubblews. They should have been honest and addressed the issue the second they noticed that what was coming in wasn't matching what was supposed to go out. They instead played the game of the camel, digging their heads in the sand, hiding and hoping that the problem would go away by itself. That was totally unprofessional and their writers deserved better.
I'm also not denying that there were people spamming and gaming the system, and they were most definitely in the wrong.
And last but not least, I'm not begrudging anyone who is dedicated to the site or their vision of what they want the site to become. I still intend to stay with the site, posting and interacting when I can. But we don't have the right to belittle others who have chosen to leave either -- we don't know their situation or whether they can financially afford to spend time on a site with little to no benefit to their families.