I just read Vince Summers' article Let's Be Real and Give Bubblews Its Due , and it reminded me of a couple of things about my Bubblews experience.
First, Bubblews was pretty good to me. I wrote over 800 posts there, and never had any problem getting paid until the very end, when the site basically stopped paying everybody. I think I only missed one payment that I was owed.
I never thought, as many said, that Bubblews was a scam, but just that it was incompetently and unethically run. I wrote several articles on HubPages, with titles like "Bubblews: Probably Not A Scam, But Not Ready For Prime Time," and "Bubblews: Maybe Not An Intentional Scam, But Not To Be Trusted." My conclusion that the Bubblews owners were acting unethically was not based on me feeling personally mistreated - as I said, I was treated pretty well - but on they way they misled and essentially cheated so many of the writers there.
But I must say, Bubblews was quite profitable for me. Not only what I was directly paid by them, but what I earned through my HubPages articles.
Of course, with Bubblews having shut down almost two years ago, most of my HubPages articles about the site no longer get any views.
But here's the (to me) surprising reason I say that Bubblews lives - one of those articles, How to Recover and Reuse Your Bubblews Articles , is still being read! In fact, it's received over 100 views in the last month. Not a lot, but far beyond what I expected so long after the site's demise. When I wrote that article, I planned to change its title after a while to remove the reference to Bubblews and make it generic. But I haven't had to do that yet.
To me it's amazing that Bubblews is still producing revenue for at least one of their writers.
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