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Love or Money?

While things were going smoothly at Bubblews, this wasn't a question I ever really gave much thought. I'd found some friends whose posts I enjoyed reading and received some really nice comments, with those friends offering me a lot of support when my life in the real world became difficult. Things are a lot more complicated now as I try to accustom myself to life without Bubblews. I'm trying to find a balance between writing for love and earning some money for my efforts. When you write online, are you doing it for love or for money?

Love

3 votes / 27% 3 votes / 27 %

Money

3 votes / 27% 3 votes / 27 %

A balance between the two

5 votes / 45% 5 votes / 45 %
This poll has received 11 vote(s) so far.

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Comments

maramadalina wrote on January 18, 2015, 11:41 AM

I write for money because my time means money. Of course, I like to write, but I will never waste my time writing for nothing.

trufflehunter wrote on January 18, 2015, 12:04 PM

I think it is both but have to say money more as I have migrated here from Bubblews.

Louemham wrote on January 18, 2015, 2:10 PM

I loved to write there before it crumbled, I made some great friends and shared a number of personal issues. The money was great too, emphasis on WAS. haha.

Gina145 wrote on January 18, 2015, 3:16 PM

Hi. Nice to see another familiar Bubblews name over here.
The difficulty is that no sites can offer us what Bubblews once paid.

Gina145 wrote on January 18, 2015, 3:17 PM

I must confess that there was a time that I wrote for nothing, and if I couldn't earn money from writing, I'd probably do it again. But I'd never do it at a site that's broken my trust the way Bubblews did.

Gina145 wrote on January 18, 2015, 3:19 PM

Yes, the emphasis has to be on was. That's why I can't understand how some people still trust them now.

livingnow wrote on January 18, 2015, 5:05 PM

I would rather be healthy to enjoy both love and money :)

Gina145 wrote on January 18, 2015, 5:25 PM

I'm sure we all would. But I'm talking about whether people are driven by the love of writing, or whether they only do it for money.

allen0187 wrote on January 18, 2015, 7:46 PM

I strive to find a balance between writing for the love of it and writing to earn some extra cash. I used to write in bubble ooze but i stopped writing there after all the problems that the site caused that adversely affected their users.

Gina145 wrote on January 19, 2015, 4:59 AM

That's the best approach to it. You were right to stop writing at Bubblews. I wasn't too happy with how they treated me, but many of their members lost a lot more than I did.

peachpurple wrote on January 19, 2015, 9:08 AM

definitely money, i need to earn money as side income since i am a homemaker

maramadalina wrote on January 19, 2015, 1:46 PM

All money in this world can't buy people trust ... and Bubblews just lost this important trust.

Gina145 wrote on January 19, 2015, 5:18 PM

That's the way I feel too. I'm really surprised that some people are still prepared to stay there and hope that the site will recover.

Gina145 wrote on January 19, 2015, 5:21 PM

I can understand your reasoning, but are you actually able to earn enough from writing to make it worthwhile? I find online writing is a lot of work, and it doesn't pay well for the amount of time I put into it. I wouldn't do it if I wasn't having fun too.

Kenr61 wrote on January 20, 2015, 2:20 AM

I too, am a former Bubblews addict. Shame what happened. But, I am not opposed to any extra earnings that may be generated from writing. Still, given the choice, I love writing too much to not continue doing so. And kudos to you! How ever did you figure out how to included a VOTE NOW option in your article? Very clever!

Gina145 wrote on January 20, 2015, 4:39 AM

When you click on your name at the top of the page, there are two options - "new article" and "new poll". If you choose the poll option, you're given space for an introduction (minimum 400 characters) and blocks for offering options for voting on. All the hard work is done for you. That's one of the features I really love on this site.

I think I'd also go on writing if I couldn't earn money from it, but I'm not sure I'd publish it online without that option being available to me.

Kenr61 wrote on January 20, 2015, 4:55 AM

Thx for the tip on using the polls feature. I think that you were smart to use this. And like you, I am flattened by the way Bubblews abused our trust. For the most part, I really didn't comprehend how the site supported all the redemptions, and apparently they bit off more than they were able to chew.

CoralLevang wrote on September 4, 2015, 1:20 PM

I write for the love of it. If money comes my way as a result, then it's a welcome result. That being said, however, I write at sites where there is transparency, integrity, and where there is honesty. Once those have been violated to a point that I am no longer able to trust, I will no longer associate.

Gina145 wrote on September 4, 2015, 1:54 PM

If I didn't love writing I wouldn't do it, but I'd really like to earn money for my efforts too so that I don't have to waste my time doing other things which I don't enjoy.

CoralLevang wrote on September 4, 2015, 3:56 PM

In an ideal world, I would absolutely agree with this.