Bubblews: Cult-Like Mentality?
I have been a writer on Bubblews for about a year, and one thing's for sure: people don't trash talk that site.
They don't trash it on that site, that is. Posts I've read and such are all very positive and hopeful about the site and its earning potential. The compliment the Bubblews team, and they say they are "waiting patiently" for their next redemption, despite that fact that they have been waiting weeks. A few brave bubblers will write, saying that they are tired of the run around and are leaving the site. I doubt they ever see those missing payments.
But then, once writers are away from the scrutiny of Arvind, they readily bash the site. Hub Pages, Persona Paper, and tons of other writing forums are full of negativity and hate words all directed at the site.
Even people that have never had problems with payments are angry about the way the site is run. There are spammers, people who barely speak/write in English, blatant plagiarizing, and all kinds of other people over there that abuse the system and make the writing experience a little less enjoyable. But no one talks about it there. They all just put on a smile and continue writing about what they had for dinner.
The site has been going downhill for quite some time, in my opinion, and I have been considering leaving. But that's the thing. Writers won't leave. Even if they are missing payments, they continue to write. Why can't I leave? I'm scared about my next redemption and whether or not I will see it. But I still write for them. I still interact with others. Why can't I just stop?
It's like a weird addiction or an abusive relationship... there is very much a cult mentality over there. We just can't walk away. Once you're in, you're in!