Interview with Arvind and Jason of Bubblews

L to R Jason Zuccari (President), Chris Bauernshub (COO). Alan Zuccari, Arvind Dixit (CEO)
L to R Jason Zuccari (President), Chris Bauernshub (COO). Alan Zuccari, Arvind Dixit (CEO) | Source

Yes, it’s true that I have used my supernatural power to interview deceased celebrities, weird animals and inanimate objects. But this interview does not come from my imagination. It is a genuine interview with two living, very sentient subjects conducted via email.

Arvind ‘Avi’ Dixit is the CEO and Founder of the interactive website, Bubblews, which was launched on February 2, 2012.

Jason Zuccari is the President and Co-Founder. Bubblews has been described as the Facebook for bloggers.

They call themselves, in private, ‘the Founding Fathers.' Here are the questions I asked and their forthright answers verbatim:

1- What career or jobs did you have before Bubblews?

Arvind: I graduated with a Biology degree. Shortly after college I went to work for the Food and Drug Administration under a fellowship as a computational toxicologist.

Jason: I graduated with a MDS degree and right after college went to work for a Healthcare risk management company. Arvind and I both have a decent background in predictive statistics.

2- How did you and Jason meet?

Arvind: Jason and I actually met our freshman year of college at West Virginia University. We both lived in the dorms together. I was more into science and focused a lot on learning more about Biology. Jason went on to become Student Body President of our University and was actively involved with trying to better the university for students.

After college, we both ended up moving to the D.C. area because of our jobs. We really re-connected while in D.C. and have been trying to change the world ever since.

3- What provided the inspiration for this type of interactive website?

Arvind: We saw that there was a huge imbalance in the internet and it was not in the favor of people. We feel that people are getting taken advantage of through the Internet and the utilities they use, but have no idea to the extent that privacy is being breached, re-purposed and then sold.

We felt that we could create a socially responsible for-profit brand on the Internet that created utilities that kept people in the forefront. The internet really gives you the power to reach people all around the world, and (we) felt that the time was right to create a company that utilized creativity and compassion to build a for-profit brand.

Jason: When you look at how much civilizations were built, they were built on the backs of slave labor – taking advantage of those with little to help achieve near-impossible goals. We kind of felt the same thing was happening within the internet. Anything and everything can be changed if you want it to.

4- How many Bubblers are there as of this date? How many active?

Arvind: We are well into the six-figure membership base. Many of our members are actively posting on a daily basis, but we also have people who like to check in and interact daily, but perhaps only post a meaningful bubble a couple times a week.

This is okay with us. We want people to use Bubblews when they feel like socially engaging, but also if and when they have something meaningful to contribute. The audience that these members are bringing in is also quite enormous and all of our members are rightfully compensated for that.

5- Who do you admire the most and why?

Arvind: Philosophical business minds really inspire me. Steve Jobs is a huge inspiration, not for how he was in his personal life or the way he treated his staff, but the fact that he never wanted to price-out the consumer and always create new, innovative products that really meant something. Apple meant something more than just the product you were using.

I also look to Jeff Bezos (Amazon), I think he has a very aggressive business mind and loves to win the hearts of people through dominating market share. He also has perfected customer service and someone that I have really been reading into, as-of-late.

Both of these leaders had a very interesting and special way of empowering those people around them. Being able to make your ambition and passion contagious is a very powerful characteristic to have.

Jason: I admire President Bill Clinton for a couple of reasons. One of them is because he has taught people that we are all human and we all make mistakes, even presidents, but we must learn from them. I believe he is truly a leader who has always brought people together for a common purpose even when they fundamentally disagree.

The most admirable characteristics of President Clinton are not what he accomplished as a President, but in what he has done since leaving office through all the work his foundation has done for the world.

6- What attributes do you believe you share with your mother? father?

Arvind: Both of my parents were immigrants to the United States, but worked hard to get their citizenships. My father came here from India with only $20 in his pocket. My mother came here from Poland with only one suitcase. My dad worked incredibly hard to get where he is today and always made sure we had a roof over our head and a warm meal to eat.

Being a mixed child, from two very different regions of the world, has almost allowed me to take an equal amount of attributes from both of my parents. My dad likes to sit back and think very methodically; he also is also very good at articulating his messages. My mom taught me to always stand up and fight when I know that I am right.

Both of my parents are very cerebral, but also helped teach me how to compromise since a very young age. A lot of who I am stems from them. They both remind me daily to ‘be wise, compassionate and diplomatic.'

Jason: My father grew up in the foothills of West Virginia and after finishing college moved to Washington, D.C., where he began to learn business and shortly after was running his own business.

My mother worked her way through college getting her degree in education and has always been an advocate to students, who learn differently and have trouble in the conventional way of schooling. I believe the attributes I share with my father is his work ethic and mind for business. From my mother I’ve learned to have a heart for people.

7- What is the next Big Thing you have planned for Bubblews (if you can share)?

Arvind: We cannot really share WHAT big things we have in store, but we can assure you that we are working on some BIG things. We think a lot of people out there may underestimate our creativity and ability to execute. We cannot wait to finally release and build what has been in our minds for a while now.

However, we can say, that one big thing is that we will be making major enhancements to the Bubblews platform and communication with the members.

8- What else do you wish I had asked you?

Arvind: I think you asked some great questions and thank you for setting this up for us!

Jason: Thank you so much for your time and consideration. I think you asked some great questions and feel free to drop us a line anytime!

I appreciate the candor expressed by both Arvind and Jason. But I am not surprised. The motto for the Bubblews site is ‘Speak Freely.’ And that is exactly what these two remarkable ‘Founding Fathers’ have demonstrated. Thank you, Arvind. Thank you, Jason.

Footnote: Bubblews bit off more than it could chew. In December 2015, the site closed down.

© Copyright BJ Rakow 2014. All rights reserved. Author, "Much of What You Know about Job Search Just Ain't So"

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Comments for Interview with Arvind and Jason of Bubblews 127 comments

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WillStarr 2 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Wow! You scored a biggie this time! Well done.


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PegCole17 2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Well you really surprised me with this one Drbj. What an accomplishment to get this interview and provide such great insight into these two highly successful and quickly rising men. Thanks. It does give me a better feeling for the purpose and objective of Bubblews.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Thanks for the kind words, Will, this is the first genuine interview with a living subject that I have published on Hubpages.


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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

Well that was impressive my friend. Nice coup! How did you ever get hooked up with these two guys? Well, whatever, that was excellent. I didn't recognize your writing without the sarcasm. LOL


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

First off, let me say i love Jason, his philosophy is right-on. Arvind is also a remarkable man, his compassion toward the world is wonderful. I wrote on Bubblews for a short time. They were nice to me, but it wasn't home. I missed my friends on HP badly, although i must say that many are now there. When i started writing on Bub. i was paid well and it was my first to ever write for money, which was really nice. I think i made $ 25.00 a week. A person can make a lot more than that if they work daily on the site. The main problem for me was the poetry i like to write, they wanted at least 400 words. You did a great job interviewing both. Thank you....


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MartieCoetser 2 years ago from South Africa

Wow! This is a well-needed and insightful interview with Arvind and Jason of Bubblews. Thank you, drbj!


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bravewarrior 2 years ago from Central Florida

drjb, this enlightens those of us who have not floated over to Bubblews. I have many author friends who have, but can't comment on their 'bubbles' because I'm not a member. I'd like to see that change. HP allows anyone to leave a comment, whether member or not. I think if Bubblews wants to open up to writers, they should open up to readers. Without readers, there is no need for writers.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Delighted I could surprise you, Peg. Thanks for the gracious comments. Arvind and Jason are definitely rising stars and I predict that Bubblews will become even more successful.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Bill - see, you are not my only intelligent, successful friend. Thanks for the kind words. I laughed out loud when you mentioned the missing sarcasm. Who, me? I like to think of it as gentle irony.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Ruby. Jason and Arvind may become your best buddies after they read your sweet comments about them. You might want to reconsider leaving Bubblews entirely since the minimum is not 400 words but 4oo characters which is in the neighborhood of 150 words - I'll have to look that up for sure.

Thanks for appreciating the interview.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Thank you, Martie, happy you enjoyed this interview with Arvind and Jason. Thanks for the sweet adjectives.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, bravewarrior. Yes, I have discovered a number of folks on Bubblews that I know from Hubpages. I'll have to check on that member status to leave comments - I assumed that because I could so could everyone else.

And you nailed it - without readers there are no writers.


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marcoujor 2 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

exec...I mean, drbj, hello...! You are legendary in your time travel between sites, for sure!

I thoroughly enjoyed this interview...really heart warming and honorable answers from these two young men.

Excellent work! Have a peaceful evening. Hugs, Maria


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

No problem, Maria, I promise to answer to either drbj or ExecCoach. Thanks for enjoying this open and forthright interview with these two interesting and intelligent successful young men. And thanks for the gracious adjectives. Hugs to you, too.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Ruby, I checked number of words vs. number of characters they equal and discovered that 100 words is about 500 characters. Does that help?


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suziecat7 2 years ago from Asheville, NC

Thanks for this, Drbj. I enjoy Bubblews and appreciated this interview.


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Awesome drbj! I was looking for two rare creatures in this world as your norm for interviewing and was so very surprised!!! Although, I do love all of your unique interviews. LOL, what an amazing interview and you scored big time. Who knew you had such connections! What incredible men and visionaries for sure. We all can learn a lot from them. Your interview is stellar dear one. I believe you have surprised many with this one.

Up and more and sharing.

Blessings, Faith Reaper


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Ericdierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Well done and I learned much. thank you.

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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, suzie - I know you enjoy Bubbling and am delighted you appreciated this interview.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

You are absolutely correct. Arvind and Jason are two rare creatures, Faith, but for this interview I did not have to use my sometimes other-worldly imagination.

Thanks for finding this amazing, your most gracious comments, the Up and more and the sharing. You are the best!


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Eric. Thanks for stopping by. Happy that you learned much. The pleasure is all mine.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Well done drbj, what a scoop. I guess it shows why Bubblews is attracting people. If the management is so approachable. Now you have set yourself up for a bigger challenge. To interview someone from Hub Pages management. I look forward to that. Voted up.


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loveofnight 2 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

thank you for an informative read, i have only read about a third of this hub but will be back when i have more time. thanks for the share.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

drbj, 100 words is much better than 400 for poetry. You are a doll for looking into this further. You should run for office, i'll vote for you....Thank you again.


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida

How in the word?? I don't know how you did this, but I'm so glad you did. Maybe now more people will have respect for Bubblews. This two men are remarkable. Thank you so much for this scoop!!

I will share this on FaceBook and Google+


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breakfastpop 2 years ago

Congratulations! You did fabulous job getting the interviews and conducting them. I wish you could have asked them why after I singed up for Bubblews they seemed to have forgotten I did so. Sounds like Obamacare!


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Austinstar 2 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

Great Job! I don't know why I am not fond of doing interviews. I did plenty in Journalism school. Maybe got burnt out? Oh well, I still like to write and Bubble!


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randomcreative 2 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

How cool to do get to do this interview! You got a lot of great information. Thanks for sharing.


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hawaiianodysseus 2 years ago from Southeast Washington state

Great interview. Many scoffed at and criticized Bubblews. But it's paying off for me at a phenomenally better rate than I ever experienced here. Thanks for sharing both the BB post and this excellent HP article.


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Nikkij504gurl 2 years ago from Louisiana

I want to know where the money comes from that we accumulate over time? Probably a stupid question i Know.


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The Frog Prince 2 years ago from Arlington, TX

I think you need to have a word with Jason about Bill Clinton. I was on his side until I read that. Bill has yet to learn from his mistakes other than to probably share them with Hillary.

You are a splendid interviewer my friend.

The Frog


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The Frog Prince 2 years ago from Arlington, TX

drbj - I signed up to see what happens. Interesting concept.


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Wow, neat interview! Did you just contact them, and they said yes to the interview? Very cool. It's nice to get inside the minds at the top. :-)


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Sandyspider 2 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

Wonderful article about Arvind and Jason. I have learned so much more.


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AliciaC 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

This is a very interesting hub, drbj. It was a great idea to interview Arvind and Jason and wonderful that they agreed. I enjoyed learning more about them.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

That was great drbj! How did you pull that off? LOL! its wonderful to 'see' the people behind the Bubblews Site, well done! What a great interview!


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Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

This interview is a major WOW, Drbj, and so well done!! This is quite a coup. I enjoyed “meeting” Jason and Arvind and learning about their background, philosophies and approach to the Internet world, responsibilities and goals. I am especially interested in what they plan to unveil regarding future enhancements to their site. Thank you, Drbj! Voted up and much more, and shared.


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

Great interview, drbj. You really did very well in this. I enjoyed reading it. I believe Jason and Arvind started something good over there at Bubblews and I wish them all the best. It is a fun site to work on. Well done, drbj.


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Alastar Packer 2 years ago from North Carolina

Back slap (softly) coming your way, drbj. Just the right questions and meeting those behind the curtain, couldn't have been done any better!


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rose-the planner 2 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

Great job! I am so glad that you took advantage of Arvind's and Jason's gracious offer for interviews. Your questions offered some great insight into their personal lives as well as their objectives for Bubblews. Thank you so much for sharing! Voted up! Take care. -Rose


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Jodah - it is nice to know that Bubblews top management is so approachable and willing to share this information. Now ... an interview with the Hubpages powers - that would be a welcome challenge. Thanks for the up, m'dear.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, loveofnight - you are most welcome for the read - do come back when you can to read the rest of the hub. The sharing is my pleasure.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

I knew you would appreciate knowing, Ruby, that 100 words would fulfill the 400 characters requirement on Bubblews. Now let's see what office should I run for? County midwife? Naw, too much stress and strain.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Happy you are happy I did this interview, Mary. Arvind and Jason are two very remarkable young men. Thanks for sharing my 'scoop' on FB and Google+.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, bp. Thanks for appreciating my interview with the Bubblews powers. Go to the site and leave a message for +Arvind and perhaps you can get the info you need.

Obamacare? You mean the Un-Affordable Health Care Act!


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Lela, doing interviews when you want to instead of when you have to (like in school) is a whole different story altogether. Happy that experience didn't stifle your passion for writing.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Thanks for the visit, randomcreative. Happy you found this interview 'cool' and sharing is my pleasure.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Hello, again, hawaiianodysseus. Thanks for the kind words. Yes, Bubblews has had more than its share of criticism as it goes through its growing pains. Delighted that it is paying off so well for you. My pleasure to write this interview for both Hubpages and Bubblews.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Hello, again, hawaiianodysseus. Thanks for the kind words. Yes, Bubblews has had more than its share of criticism as it goes through its growing pains. Delighted that it is paying off so well for you. My pleasure to write this interview for both Hubpages and Bubblews.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Nice to meet you Nikkij504gurl. No question is stupid although answers sometimes are. This answer is not. The money comes from advertising revenue.


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Austinstar 2 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

Don't look now, but I think this hub is going to go viral!


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Jim, I guess Jason may not know everything you know about Clinton. Thanks for stopping by and the very gracious comment. Which you know I shall treasure.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Happy you signed up, Jim. Bubblews is a very interesting concept and site, and I think you will agree when you check it out.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Victoria Lynn. Happy you found this a neat, cool interview and it is nice to get inside minds at the top as you put it. To answer your question, they threw out a hook and I bit!


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Nice to see you here, Sandy. Happy you learned so much more about Arvind and Jason. Thanks for the 'wonderful' adjective.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Alicia. Delighted you agreed with me that it was a great idea to interview the creators of Bubblews. And that you enjoyed learning more about them ... as I did.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Nell. As I mentioned above, they put out the hook and I bit. You know me ... Lady Dauntless. It IS wonderful to learn more about the top folks at Bubblews. Thanks for the well done and the great, m'dear.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Genna. What a pleasure to hear from you and learn that you enjoyed 'meeting' Arvind and Jason and reading their answers to my interview questions.

Thanks for the major WOW - love it - and the Up and the sharing. Your support is most appreciated.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Phyllis. So glad you enjoyed reading this interview. You are not alone in your admiration of Jason and Arvind and their creation of Bubblews. It is a fun site. Thanks for the well done, m'dear.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Alastar. Been missing you at HP. Thanks for appreciating my interview questions with those 'behind the curtain.' Your gracious comments are always appreciated.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

So happy you made the trip, Rose. And that you appreciated my interview questions. I wanted to learn not only about their objectives but also about personal insights they cared to share. Thank you for the Up and you take care, too, m'dear.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Go viral? Lela. Ya think? Well, one never know and that would be a ride, wouldn't it?


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KathyH 2 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

Nicely done! :) I've only been on Bubblews for a short time, so it's nice to read about the people who started it! :) Thanks for sharing!


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WriterJanis 2 years ago from California

I heard they were open to interviews, but you really did it. Great job!


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Hi again drbj and always exploring, yes, drbj, there is only a 400 character not word requirement on anything one writes there. Here on Hp to be evergreen on your hubs one has to write as least 700 words and that is why many poets are now writing somewhere else than HP. Blessings, Faith Reaper


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everydaywalk 2 years ago from Davao City

I love this interview. There answers are thoughtful. I always believe that they have the power to execute their big plans for Bubblews.com! I am one of the members who enjoy Bubblews a lot! It's been a dynamic blogging network for me. I already have circle of friends I regularly interact with and I am properly compensated. I always believe that Bubblews has the blueprint that can change this world.

P.S. I already have 6 questions for them, I guess I will send it tonight, excited.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, KathyH. Happy you found this and enjoyed reading about the 'Founders.' Sharing is my pleasure.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Nice to meet you, WriterJanis. Like the comedian, Red Skelton, used to say - way before your time - 'I dood it!' Thanks for the 'great job.'


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Thanks for returning and clarifying the rules, Faith. Yes, Bubblews only requires a 400-character post (a little less than 100 words), while HP wants 700 to 750 words or more.

Blessings to you, too, m'dear.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, everydaywalk. Thanks for loving this interview and the very thoughtful answers of Arvind and Jason. Who knows, maybe Bubblews can help to change the world.


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TheHoleStory 2 years ago from Parsons, West Virginia

You have taught me a lot here drbj, and I'm impressed with your connections on the web. I also wanted to let you know that the mystery beer questions are building up since your last visit. You also now have some competition who is trying to give you a run for your money.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, THS. Thanks for your gracious comments. I'll have to take a look at your hub and see who is 'stealing my thunder.' :)


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TurtleDog 2 years ago

Great interview my friend. A great site that I'm proud to belong to as well.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Thank you, TurtleDog, did not know you were a member of Hubpages, too.


deepa 2 years ago

I am a bubbler and I also did an interview but you have shown me how to do it right. Great work


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Peggy W 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

Very good interview of these two founders of the Bubblews site. I enjoyed reading it. Thanks!


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Nice to meet you, deepa. Thank you for the sublime comments. I had an advantage because I have administered more interviews than I can count in my lifetime.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Peggy. Thank you for making the trek and enjoying this interview. Arvind and Jason were most accommodating. And the pleasure was mine.


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Nikkij504gurl 2 years ago from Louisiana

ya I knew that much but i don't see too much advertising on bubblews. I wonder how much more they make than us. I don't make very much per post


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Thanks for the visit. Bubblews shares half (50%) of their ad revenue with Bubblers.


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teaches12345 2 years ago

I am not surprised that you landed this interview, you have your ways! Thanks for the information. As a Bubblews writer, I find this quite interesting and it makes the owners more human.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Ah, yes, Dianna, we Bubblews writers have our ways! I was personally delighted at how open and accommodating Arvind and Jason were during this interview.


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Teresa Schultz 2 years ago from East London, in South Africa

A super interview - loved the questions; well done - and loved the answers too. I also did one but most of my questions were different to yours. I trust that Bubblews will go from strength to strength - it's a great site, fun and helpful for many.


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NateB11 2 years ago from California, United States of America

Great interview. I really like Arvind and Jason and their whole philosophy. I also love the site. I've been on there since April last year, so I'm coming up on my first anniversary. It's a great site to quite literally speak freely, as they say, and also get paid for it.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Nice to meet you, Teresa. Thanks for loving the questions and the answers. I fully agree with your assessment of Bubblews. Thanks for the visit.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Nate. It isn't difficult to admire Arvind and Jason and their entire Bubblews philosophy and methodology. Congrats on your first anniversary occurring in April.


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Marsha Musselman1 2 years ago from Michigan, USA

I must be missing something, I hadn't caught your sarcasm up to now, maybe I need to look deeper? Impressive, you have lots of feedback both here and at bubblews. I see that you have lots of faithful friends here.


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Well - look at you! You've really done it this time.

This terrific interview is amazing and I expect it will set some new kind of record.

If I were your mama, I would hold your talented hands in mine and proclaim to you how proud I am. As your friend I can only tell you how honored I am to know you these past years.

Thank you for your continual inspiration ~ Big hugs ~ Audrey


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duffsmom 2 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

This was great!


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Pamela Kinnaird W 2 years ago from Maui and Arizona

I hadn't heard of Bubblews until now. After having read your well-written book, 'Much of What You Know....' it really doesn't surprise me that you scored an invitation to interview two CEO's. You're good and you know your stuff. Great work, Dr. bj.


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Shil1978 2 years ago

Well done, drbj! So, this time, it's a 'real' interview :) Thanks for sharing.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Marsha. Instead of sarcasm, I prefer to think of my style as often being ironic but that could be misread. Thanks for the kind words and yes, I am fortunate to have a number of faithful friends here and I am way behind in commenting on their literate hubs.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Audrey. Thank you for your gracious comments. Loved your remark about my mama and her possible reaction to this 'amazing' hub. Even though she is no longer with me, I like to think she's smiling down right now.

But I am the one who is honored, m'luv, to have you as such a loyal and sweet friend since we found each other here among the Hubs. You are my inspiration, too, and I wish you the best that life has to offer. You deserve it.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, duffsmom. Thanks for finding this interview and finding it great. It's nice to meet you.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Pamela. Thank you for the lovely comments - they and you are much appreciated. Delighted you read my book - was it helpful?

Now you know a little about Bubblews that you may not have been aware of before.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Shil1978. Yes, this time I conducted a genuine, 'real' interview. Thanks for the kind words and the pleasure, m'dear, was all mine.


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Springboard 2 years ago from Wisconsin

Stopped in for a peek and just happened along this. As I've been enjoying my time on Bubblews of late, this was rather an interesting interview, so thanks for conducting it. And of course thanks for sharing it.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Hiya, Jim, did not know you were a Bubbler, too. Thanks for stopping by for this interview. And for finding it interesting. Sharing it was my pleasure.


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Just Ask Susan 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

This must have been so different for you interviewing real live specimens :) I enjoyed the interview very much. I too write on Bubblews and only wish I could find more time to write there. I find it a very addictive place.

Great interview Doc!


Jane Arden 2 years ago

Oooh, I enjoyed this. It was good to see the faces behind the company. I bet HP wont like it though lol


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ologsinquito 2 years ago from USA

Very interesting article. I'm pinning this to my Online Writing Blog.


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tillsontitan 2 years ago from New York

You've certainly outdone yourself with an interview with real people. You've also shown us what a great interviewer you truly are. You are certainly full of surprises.

If I ever get my life back together I will head back over to Bubblews. I've been absent there for quite sometime.

Voted up, useful, and very interesting.


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b. Malin 2 years ago

Hi Drbj, you NEVER stop Amazing with the Subjects you pick to interview, and make them such an Interesting read. I'm now going to have to look them up. Thanks for the introduction!


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

It's not often I come across live specimens to interview, Susan, so this was very different for me. Thank you for enjoying this interview and the kind words. And you are so right - Bubblews is addictive.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Jane Arden.. Delighted you enjoyed this interview and the look at Arvind and Jason. HP shouldn't mind since it is a very different writer, on average, who uses Bubblews. And very short posts of less than 100 words.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Nice to meet you, ologsinquito. Thanks for finding this interesting and I appreciate your pinning the article to your online writing blog. Good luck with your blog.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Mary. Delighted I surprised you with a real interview with 'real' people. Surprise is my middle name. Thank you for your gracious comments and the Up. Will be looking for you at Bubblews, too.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Barbara.

Happy I amazed you with the subjects I picked to interview this time. Do look them up and the introduction is definitely my pleasure, m'dear.


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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

Well that was a scoop! Well done!!


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Thank you, Audrey, for the kind comments. It was fun!


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pstraubie48 2 years ago from sunny Florida

Hi So now I have the skinny. I am writing on Bubblews too and have wondered about what 'makes it tick' behind the scenes.

Thanks for sharing.

Shared and voted up

Angels are on the way ps


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

It's always wise to have the skinny, Patricia. Happy I could share it with you and thank you for sharing this and the Up.


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TheHoleStory 2 years ago from Parsons, West Virginia

I'm taking my hat off to you drbj on this very well done interview on the creators of Bubblews. I also wanted to remind you that the mystery beer questions are beginning to back up while waiting for your return. Have a good day!


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Always nice to see you, THS. Thanks for doffing your hat for this interview - much appreciated. And I didn't even know you wore one. Now I'll have to check out your mystery beer questions since you asked so nicely.


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Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

What a good interview! Thanks for sharing about Arvind and Jason. I´m writing at Bubblews, too.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Thelma. Thanks for the kind words; 'twas my pleasure to share. Will look for you at Bubblews.


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Annette R. Smith 2 years ago from Orlando, Florida

Great interview, drbj. I write for Bubblews too, and I am waiting to see what they have in store for us this summer.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Annette - Nice to see you here. Thanks for the kind words. I think all the writers who post on Bubblews are waiting to learn about the positive changes that the Founders have proposed to take place this summer.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Annette - Nice to see you here. Thanks for the kind words. I think all the writers who post on Bubblews are waiting to learn about the positive changes that the Founders have proposed to take place this summer.


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Coco Mathew 24 months ago

not only Arvind and Jason but all his team are a fraud.. they are simply deleting accounts in the name of bullshit (TOS) so that they may not have to pay. people like me can only curse them. my 850 $ they just ate and I am hopeless now after 5 months requesting.


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Beaddoodler 24 months ago from Lubbock TX

That is an impressive interview, but as a member of Bubblews I feel that a lot of it is hype. I think they bit off more than they could chew. They continue to try to make the site better and provide payments, but they just don't have proper screening in place to weed out plagiarists and people who don't post anything meaningful, which is slowing traffic to the site in general.


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drbj 24 months ago from south Florida Author

Unfortunately, I have seen comments on Bubblews by a number of writers voicing similar concerns. It will be interesting to see if the administrators make good on their promises.


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drbj 24 months ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Beaddoodler. I, too, have seen slower traffic to that site and hope that the staff can 'get their act together.'


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mary615 23 months ago from Florida

Oh, what a difference time can make!! I was a big defender of Bubblews until they stopped paying their writers. When they did pay, they changed the payment formula; thereby slashing the meager earnings, if any. I think this ship is going down, down, down. I no longer want to be associated with them.

My comment "took" twice so I deleted the duplicate.


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KathyH 23 months ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

I'm so close to the $50 payment, but it's been taking forever to get this last $5. Even if I do reach that $50 payout, I've read that I'd be lucky to get paid half of that! Takes way more time and effort for pennies - not worth it in my opinion! I'm leaving soon.


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drbj 21 months ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Mary. When writers lose confidence in a site, it generally does not take long for that site to sink. You may be correct in your assumption.


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drbj 21 months ago from south Florida Author

So sad to read these negative perceptions, Kathy. As Mary pointed out, the site may have a lot of work to do to correct these negative impressions.

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