I thought, "oh look, will commented" so I go read the title... then I think, "oh will will really like this one, I wonder who started it." then I look over and of course, will started it... it was a full circle moment.
You have spent too much time near bubblers, Beth.
The men with beards say stupidity is the best defense against brain rot so you might be ok.
If Im not mistaken, that was similar to an insult... possibly to men with beards... I wasn't sure.
You cannot insult men with beards.
Louis Pasteur was the first man with a beard to notice the evil BBEM (bubbler bug eyed monster) organism.
I had no idea Bubblews had been around that long. I wonder what he wrote on.
I am quite partial to beards... on men.
I don't want to be unkind, but I have long suspected you might be partial to anything with a beard including (but not limited to) bearded mushrooms.
No, that's not even slightly unkind. And that mushroom is a little feminine for my taste.
If you tasted that it could be the Poisoned Chalice.
Ah! now you have made my day (night) Beth.
But what about the men themselves with beards? You are getting me worried.... but if you gave me a brain transplant it would probably reject me anyway.... so no problems.
On a more serious note, Bubblews is actually full of..... A Bubbler I had intended to "like" and comment on had posted an article, and when I CopyScaped it, I got the following response:
"The comparison below was created by Copyscape, which checked 610 words of pasted text. The page below has 610 words matching 100% of the text, as highlighted by Copyscape: http://www.aljazeera.com/sport/football … 60524.html
bubblews is not a threat or any type of menace. lol, it gives ordinary people to earn but at the same time put aches in every heart when they stop paying other writers!
I was really disappointed to see the category you had filed this in. Didn´t you see that the HP staff have started Explore>Siberia>Bubblews ?
Will, do you have a serious problem with Bubblews or are you just bored and enjoying beating a funny dead horse?
If the former, I don't know what's got your goat. There are dozens of sites out there that are filled with spam and crap... why target this one specifically? Hubpages itself had porn and all sorts of duplicate crap when it started (even up to three years ago!) There have been issues with some people getting payment on Bubblews, but a lot of those have received apologies and correct payments since the latest updates. Those who didn't are those who are guilty of the very spam and crap you whinge about.
Don't have a cow, man, go write some more hubs and ignore the Bubblews threads. It's like any new trend, in a year or so people will think of it the same as other good or bad writing sites out there, or it'll be dead. Either way, you will be happy, right?
Bubblews is NOTHING like Hubpages. I write on Bubblews and it took me a few weeks of writing my learned "Hubber" style or mini hub style to "Get" the site. Now I have, I realise it's much more like Facebook or Twitter than a writing site, but you can make quick cash.
Now I'll leave you to your barnyard.
Like you say, it takes time to get it. The fear many active participants who have not received their first payout have is that the effort they have put in may be lost. I am a member therefore it is in my best interest that the site succeeds.
Since the whole thing is new, people should be allowed to ventilate their thoughts and feelings without eliciting sharp reactions.
No offence intended on anyone.
Well done, you actually made me burst out laughing! not an easy thing when I am about to put a brick through my tv for going wrong all day! lol!
I have used various calculators and they pretty much show the same variance in value for HP and Bubblews. Different dollar values but the variance is about the same.
As folks continue to say, they are two very different types of sites, but money is money and worth is worth.
Hmm....contract killer? You could kill my WWE contract? I would love to get out of that one as I am past my prime to contend for the World Heavyweight Championship....but I am under contract, you know.
I think I should probably kill myself. Better than being crushed slowly by bubbler boredom and brain rot.
Whenever I realize how hopeless my fellow creatures are I am swept by gloom.
Well I hope after some tea you are encouraged to focus on the positive. You might have to leave the forum for a while as this hasn't been a very positive day here, but of course, you're on a new day. Since you are living in the future, let me know how it goes and I'll see if I want to join tomorrow.
Apart from enjoying the idle chatter these forums are pretty much worthless. Bubbler threads, troll threads... it is no place for someone who needs to take making a living online seriously.
I think, come New Year, I will be out of here.
That is kind, Beth. Your humour is one of the main reasons I have hung around so long.
But I am getting the urge to focus seriously on some work. So I reckon New Year will be a deadline for me.
Now I have no reason to come back. Now Im depressed. Thanks a lot.
You have a lot of people in thrall here, Beth. You don't need a misanthrope like me.
Go and get in a fight in the religious forums. Beat on some atheists. Taste a little blood.
lol. You're terrible. I don't like to fight. Ill stand up for something I believe in, but Im hardly Braveheart.
Does Mark know? Surely he can change your mind. You're his British hero.
I ain't planning on dying. I will probably look in from time to time.
By the way, Mel Gibson was not really William Wallace. Seems almost cruel to say stuff like that, in a place like this.
Actually, recent pictures of Mel suggest that he really could be a middle aged scotsman.
Well I tried, but it said content was missing...
Just don't send me any more pics of... who was that you kept posting shirtless? Ive forgotten. Oh it was Putin...
Oh dear... the pics come thru clearly now. Thank you.
Putin needs at least a couple of bottles of vodka to look that rough, lol.
He kills elks in Siberia with his bare teeth and eats them whole!
Mel is more of a Fosters and cheese stick kind of guy.
I found Bubblews the best possible place to write about the wonderful day I had today playing and singing West Gallery carols. The content would not make a hub. I could write carefully researched hub about West Gallery music, with descriptions of my experiences, links to videos of performances, links to relevant organisations and so on. However, I guess such a hub might net me ten visits a month if I am lucky. It is not worth the effort. My bubble might only net me a couple of dollars, but the post took me two minutes maximum and I enjoyed sharing my feelings about today without having to worry about polls, maps, Amazon products and all other related c__p.
No, not at all.
I like to write about things that are important to my personal life. That is not hub material. I used to post on Facebook, but now I post on Bubblews instead and make a bit of a profit from that activity.
I also like to write carefully researched pieces about subjects that interest me. That is not hub material either because the topics I prefer to cover do not cater to the mass imbecility of the average Internet user.
Furthermore, I am not interested in churning out sales pages for Amazon products I have no desire to own myself. I have no need to prostitute myself like that.
I easily earn $200+ per day on days I choose to work as a translator. That more than pays my bills. Why should I scrabble round trying to make a few hundred a month on content sites? I realised long ago that none of these sites make serious money.
When I write now, I write because it is a fun break from the work that brings in the money. My writing pays for some bottles of vintage Bollinger and my favourite perfumes, which I buy with no qualms because I can buy them with money earned in throwaway time when I am not in the mood for doing serious work.
Now, when I do wish to write something for pleasure and personal satisfaction, I do so on Squidoo for detailed work, because I much prefer the editing interface there to the one here. Otherwise, I spend a few minutes on Bubblews to say a few things about my day. I also enjoy reading posts by the people with whom I connect (I am very discriminating in my selection). Those posts are generally far more interesting than what is posted on the forums here.
I would sooner shoot myself than be burdened with a male in my life. I am extremely happy in my current independent situation. Having tried relationships for over 30 years, I find the single status to be infinitely preferable.
I also find cats, of which I have four, to be infinitely preferable to dogs.
I will shortly be 60, so have had sufficient life experience to be able to judge what is appropriate. My current single lifestyle is paradise. I lack for nothing materially or emotionally. I am totally content. I have enough time and money to do the things I want to do. My life is totally fulfilled. I genuinely could not ask for anything more.
You wouldn't want to take in a room mate would you? lol
It sounds very fulfilling.
I would sooner starve on the streets than pollute my house with a room mate. The very thought of some stranger moving in my space and sharing my facilities is obnoxious! Fortunately, I will never be in the position to need to do this. I have more than five years worth of average income tucked away in instant access savings, about three years of average income put away in various long-term investments, plus a pension fund that is currently doing very well. I could pay off my remaining mortgage today from a couple months of earnings, but it is not worth doing so because the interest payments on it are lower than inflation. My roof solar panels cover my energy bills and give me a further additional income. I turn down 2-3 times more translation work than I accept. I have the luxury now of being able to accept only jobs that are interesting or pay well. I've had hard times in the past, but have risen above them, always through my own efforts. The day I cease to be able to provide for myself will be the day I am no longer compos mentis, in which case whatever happens will cease to matter to me anyway.
Well I meant me, so that hurt a little. lol
But either way, it sounds like you've led a very impressive life.
I am too happy being single and living alone. I also do not want materially nor emotionally. I write for pleasure and earn some on the side. Although retired, I still have mad money. I love sushi, perfume, books, clothes,etc. Well, time for bed and needed rest.
I realized from an early teen that marriage and children were NOT for me. Too freedom hampering. I want to go and come as I choose without answering to anyone. I find the thought of marriage and children to be too encumbering for me. I wanted to concentrate on a career. Singlehood is THE BEST.
Im sure it truly is, but I have to say, I wouldn't trade my babies in for anything on earth.
That is so biological.
I was hoping you might let me have one as a hatstand.
You'd have to give them a hefty dose of Ritalin.
@gmwilliams You should be a motivational speaker.
Seriously; what's the point in getting married?
George Clooney said this in his movie Up in the Air. Every single person on earth should watch that movie, and be proud of themselves.
Are you a Bruce Lee fan? His was against any form of authority. His was married though.
Pork pies are disgusting food that I would not touch with a barge pole nor feed to my cats under any circumstances.
If you are accusing me of "porkie pies", you are sorely mistaken. Make the calculations for yourself. I charge £75, 90 euros or $120 per 1000 words translation. I can easily translate 2000 words a day, and often do 3500 words or even more over 24 hours. If I am asked to review/edit/proofread translations by other people, I charge £25/40 euros/$50 per hour. In my 10 years as a freelance translator, I have never had any "down time" exceeding a couple of days, unless it was time I chose not to work. I've turned down several tens of thousands of words worth of work over this Christmas, because I wanted a week off.
If you do not believe these rates, check them out on Proz.com. My rates are very much middle of the road for medical translation, especially for my somewhat in-demand Slavic languages.
This is a direct attack. She needs a boyfriend? How would you like if anyone suggested you got a girlfriend?
So supposing he said on Bubblews that she got a boyfriend?
Makes no difference, he said it on this thread. Yes he is off-topic but that does not mean no-one can answer it.
You have a sweet way of making every thread you post in off-topic.
I should know better than to get involved with the hard of humour. Deleting all posts that I can.
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