I heard of Bubblews not too long ago, and I apparently (though I didn't really recall this LOL) went and at least started to sign up in order to see if it was worth pursuing. (I can always use a spare $20 a month for killing time on the Internet when I'm not in the mood to do something more productive online.)
Anyway, when I saw this question I went to check out Bubblews and figured I may sign up. I remembered why it was that a) I started to sign up there, and b) apparently didn't even finish. I'm not an "Internet person" when it comes down to it. I get hit in the face with the first page of a site like that and "get mean", thinking "What on Earth is all this big pile of crap-nothing?!!!!" HubPages, at least until now, has been among the least "Internet-y" of writing-related sites.
Up until recently it worked well (very well) for me. Even though I write to make good/productive use of my free time, I don't do it "just for my health".
So, ever-looking for a pleasant site where I can just kind of relax and write what I think needs/ought to be written "out there", I went again to Bubblews, thinking I'd block out the visual overload, try to get past the fact that there appears to be little but nothing-ness and pieces about earning money on the site (but maybe I just have't yet given it a fair chance).
In theory, I wouldn't mind giving the site a chance for a week or so and seeing what might happen. In reality, I don't know if I can stay on that site more than four minutes at a time. (LOL)
HP has been writing writing-focused enough, and non-Internet-y, enough for me to stay for five and a half years, using it as my way to have a good place to make productive use of my "Internet-time-killing" time. Part of me says, "Change your ways, self; and change some of your thinking about free time online." The other part of me says, "Stop thinking you're ever going to be able to stand doing anything AT ALL on any Internet site that looks like a big pile of blah-blah, packaged in visual overload." (LOL) (I keep adding the "LOL's" because I do have a sense of humor about it all. :) )
Suppose I'll go back and try again maybe... If I can stay on the site longer than four minutes without clicking away and/or killing myself, and if/when I ever start making "Big Bucks" I'll be back to write a Hub about it. LOL (God knows Bubblews appears to already be far too overloaded with stuff about earning on there. :) ) For now, the site still looks like a "big horror show" to me. :)