One look & I found Bubblews is just full of air

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  1. TDowling profile image60
    TDowlingposted 10 years ago

    I used to work with a guy, who within the first five or ten minutes of the day would say, "I hate it here." He said that day after day. How do you stay positive in an environment like that? As a new employee I didn’t say anything to Mr. Negative and I sought out positive colleagues. But we shared an office common area and I saw him all the time. Finally, I asked this guy to keep his thoughts about the job to himself. Eventually he did, but we never were that close from that point on.

    I find myself in a similar situation here at Hubpages. I realize I’m a newbie. In the past four months I really felt a home here. It’s a very congenial and supportive environment.

    I know I don’t have the same perspective as longtime Hub writers. I’m too new to reap some of the financial gains many of you have pocketed. And I don’t feel the economic pain many of you have discussed.

    I realize I don’t know the history here. So maybe I should remain mute. But I’m really tired of the “Hubpages is changing so let’s leave and head over to Bubblews” refrain that’s permeated many of the forum posts.   
    OK. Tonight I decided to jump over to Bubblews and see what all this buzz was about. Boy! I was so shocked. The quality and the depth the articles there is dreadful. And the writing and grammar is horrendous! I admit I found a jewel here or there, but dribble far outweighs quality on that site.
    Don’t believe me? Here’s a sample of the new Bubblews I found there at about 2 am (EDT) Monday morning:   
    • I Saw Daddy With Another Lady
    • Dustin Diamond (Screech from Saved By The Bell) Is On UK Celebrity Big Brother
    • Justin Timberlake Performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards
    • "Helicopter" Ride at the Fair
    • How to Fulfill a Desire
    • 500 Views! Yeah! big_smile
    • Beard-Loving Hipsters Give Razor Sales a Shave
    • Manny Pacquiao Bankrupt?
    • How Do We Track Our Traffic?
    • How To Use The Apostrophe
    • Freaks and Geeks & Undeclared
    • We Dined on Chicken Accidental
    • My Last Breath-
    I thought the last article would be thought provoking. But I never got past the first sentence, which said: “I'm thinking about what do a dying person say to their last breath?” [My right hand is raised.] I swear it said that!

    From what I’ve read here I understand the money at Bubblews is very good. Sorry! I don’t want to just pursue the almighty dollar if means I have to forgo the quality and the serious examination of topics I find at Hubpages. I’d rather stay with my new Hub family and see what the future brings.

    1. aa lite profile image86
      aa liteposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      There definitely is a lot of trash there! However, not all the material here is all that great, really.  Before the QAP drive, there used to be a lot of illiterate trash here.

      Also just because there is a lot of trash there, doesn't mean the you can't go over there and post good stuff.  You can connect with other people who also make quality posts and insulate yourself from the trash.  And make money.

      There is a huge amount of awfulness on FB and twitter.  That doesn't mean that I don't enjoy using both of these sites.

      1. mary615 profile image81
        mary615posted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks, aa lite. 
        I wish people would stop comparing HP with Bubblews!  They are two different sites altogether and for different purposes.  I'm not going to defend Bubblews cause I'm too new there yet.  There are those of us who love HP but just disappointed with our earnings right now.  I will never leave HP for my evergreen and in depth articles.

        1. Dale Hyde profile image80
          Dale Hydeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Bubblews is a social site to a degree that HubPages is not.

          Bubblews traffic is generated by members and not Google.  Here, the majority of traffic is Google.

          Two different types of sites.

          As for quality content, there is plenty there, especially if you connect with ALL of the Hubbers who are also publishing on that site.

          As for earnings, let me see.  For August here, well under $20.00 for 80 something hubs.  Bubblews with 60 articles, $175.00.  So there is a difference there as well.

          People have told me for months to not put all my eggs in one basket, so I chose to put some in the Bubblews basket. smile

          Have a great day!

          1. Scribenet profile image62
            Scribenetposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            Quite the contrast Dale. I noticed the ratio from what I have seen so far appears to be roughly one dollar earned here gives you 10 for your content there.

            There are a ton of Hubbers writing at Bubblews, so as you have pointed out it is "who" you connect with! Like everything else ...there is rubbish (but then not everyone is into reading quality content either wink).

            I am heartened to see a slight uptick here at HubPages and will not leave or move Hubs...but as writers we do need to expand our writing style and explore.The eggs in many baskets applies to many other aspects of is good for competition among sites and good for you as a writer!

            As I see isn't an either/or  choice. It is "as well as". There are absolutely a ton of benefits in expanding your readership including having those readers come over here for a peek.  Now isn't that an interesting  Seems to me writers have been doing that for ages (even before the internet) and if everyone is as serious as they say they are about their writing they "should be seeking out" other places to write, period.

          2. viryabo profile image95
            viryaboposted 10 years agoin reply to this


        2. ChristinS profile image39
          ChristinSposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          +1 from me too - apples and oranges people, - why not do both? No need to disparage either one.

      2. Alexander Mark profile image81
        Alexander Markposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        That's an excellent point, I have done the same at Hubpages: connected with more quality writers and insulated myself from the drivel.

  2. Peggy W profile image95
    Peggy Wposted 10 years ago

    As many have already said, connecting with the right people (many of them hubbers) is key to finding good authors on that site.  By the way...the example of the one about using an Apostrophe correctly was a good post.  I read it and left a comment.  If I remember correctly it was written by a fellow hubber.  The money is good there!  I like both sites for different reasons.

  3. earner profile image84
    earnerposted 10 years ago

    BubbleWS is not like Hubpages.

    BubbleWS started as a "place for people to blog, interact socially like on Facebook, and get paid a revenue share of the advertising".  That's why there's a lot of Mommy-drivel and "I just cleaned out my teenage boy's bedroom and just look at how many mugs I found under his bed".

    The site is also populated by people, lots of ex-Hubbers, who have managed to pick their way through that drivel and find like-minded souls ..... and the money's flowing.

    When I started at Hubpages there was a lot of similarly poor quality shyte - lots of posts of scantily clad laydeez and smut, porn, smut, filth.  It takes time to clear sites of backlogs of drivel.

  4. SmartAndFun profile image94
    SmartAndFunposted 10 years ago

    Don't think of Bubblews as an "article writing site." Although you can post articles if you want, the site is really a social media site. In fact, they don't use the term "articles" over there. Think of the Bubblews posts more like something you would put up on Facebook -- something like this: "Guess what? Today I went to Sonic and they have bacon-flavored milkshakes! Who'd a thunk it!! I went ahead and tried one and it was kind of gross and kind of delicious! I can't decide if I liked it or not!"

    Then people like or leave comments (just like Facebook). It is just that you get paid at Bubblews and not on Facebook.

    Don't think of it as a writing site and you will be a lot less disgusted with it. It is a site that pays you for all your cute or funny Facebook posts.

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image86
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry, but I don't view it that way.  I have met some great people over there who are writing meaningful, well written and informative articles.  The money is great and the writing is open, free and fun.  I love HP and still write here.  I keep hoping it will return to its former glory.  However, I have also started a blog just in case.  Needed a few more baskets for my eggs!

      1. bat115 profile image79
        bat115posted 10 years agoin reply to this


    2. Dale Hyde profile image80
      Dale Hydeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I came here today to check on my hubs and low and behold, ended up unpublishing yet another that HP slapped the noindex tag on for " Not Featured - Engagement".  Another one for the blog.

      Now, at Bubblews I would never have anything I posted that did not stir up some engagement, lol, plenty of likes and comments. smile

  5. Mark Ewbie profile image81
    Mark Ewbieposted 10 years ago

    I love it.  Guess I am - what was it? Fluff and bubbly.

    Interactive social media with payment.

    Just wow.

    You're doing well Dale!

    Here's my current content - good enough for HP?  Of course not...

    1. earner profile image84
      earnerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      And.... for doubters.... that not only got submitted, but won a prize place in a big post by a really great writer on the site too.

      It's SO much fun over there.

      I've got a hub drafted out, but can't drag myself away from 'there' long enough to put it together.

      I LOVE what Hubpages gave me; but I am LOVING what Bubble is giving me.

      1. andyoz profile image87
        andyozposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        I was loving what Bubblews was giving me until they stopped paying out. Have not had a payment from them in over a month, they owe me around $250! I've broken no rules and have done nothing to upset them. They sure burst my bubble!

    2. Dale Hyde profile image80
      Dale Hydeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Lol!  Thanks. smile

  6. Will Apse profile image89
    Will Apseposted 10 years ago

    Just getting this thread ahead of the spammers spam.

  7. WriteAngled profile image73
    WriteAngledposted 10 years ago

    I will not even reach $2 here this month. Posting once every 2-3 days on Bubblews and commenting on up to five posts by others on the days I am active has brought me to nearly $20 . A typical Bubblews post takes me 5-10 minutes to write. A typical hub takes me anything upwards of 6 hours.

  8. livewithrichard profile image73
    livewithrichardposted 10 years ago

    I just get sick of the US against THEM whiny drivel that gets posted in these forums.  I'm a Hubber and a Bubbler but I can tell you that over on Bubblews I have never interacted with a snarky amateur writer.  I see snarky amateur writers here all the time. 

    Besides, according to the CEO of Bubblews, the site is not and should not be compared to any other site on the internet.  It is not a site for writers it is a social blogging site.  It is monetized the same way that Facebook is monetized through paid advertisements that are served to members and not the random user that finds a post through Google.

    Take it for what it is... Blogs, the way they were originally intended are in their very nature PERSONAL.  The categories that are on Bubblews are for members to sort out and not for external traffic or any other SEO purpose.

    It's a site for all people from all regions of the world... Hubpages claims to be an international site but it frowns deeply on anyone that cannot form a perfect English sentence.  Not so international if you ask me.  I would so rather connect with the real people I find on Bubblews that have real thoughts and feelings to share than the sort you can find on so called writer's sites that share regurgitated information that can be found in a 1000 other places online... and mostly before any hubs because it's rare to see a hub on page one of G.

  9. mary615 profile image81
    mary615posted 10 years ago

    It is so refreshing over at Bubblews not to have to spend 2-3 hours writing a Hub:  researching, finding photos to use, finding a video to use,etc.etc.   (you know the drill).  People who complain about low quality of Bubble posts will be surprised if they follow the writings of Hubbers who have gone there.  They are carrying their knowledge and skills right along with them.  I for one am trying very hard to write interesting and informative posts there,  just like I did here.

    1. ChristinS profile image39
      ChristinSposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      +1 I like both sites, bubble is a different thing, but the hubber posts there are fantastic.


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