So, after a long time, and a lot of revenue, I have decided to call it a day at bubblews. I'll be leaving a lot of very popular content behind me but I guess that I'll be writing new stuff as I move forward.
The reasons for leaving are many and varied but the main ones are echoed by the larger bubblews community. The first reason I'm quitting is that they no longer pay for the content that we provide. The basic, fundamental reason for being there in the first place has gone. It is all well and good suggesting that people will stay for the community aspect but that isn't the reason we joined in the first place. We've got Facebook for that right?
The second reason that I'm hanging up my bubblews boots is that they don't communicate with their employees, because that's what we are in essence, and that's a big failure. If they'd come to us and said that they were going through some issues, then we could have maybe given them some leeway, but they didn't. We've all had the silent treatment and people are still contributing without knowing their future.
A further reason for the exit is that they stopped being transparent. Granted, they did this a good while ago, but when added to the other issues, the straw that broke the camel's back got enormous. We used to be able to track all our stats from views, to likes, to earnings, and we knew exactly which articles were working and which weren't. They took all the analytics from us, and in hindsight, it looks as though they were planning to reduce or remove eranings from that point. Why shield us from knowing how our articles were performing if it wasn't for that reason?
As I said at the start, there are many more reasons why the love affair has ended. Suffice to say, I would go back if they suddenly went back to the model that they started with but the trust wouldn't be there. That's all gone. It was good while it lasted but it is over now.
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