Arachnea: Thanks for the reply about the redirect. I have been "trying" to weed through all my Pinterest boards and edit to reflect my HP URL. But, if another Pinner used my Squidoo lens URL, that would account for the traffic still coming from Squidoo.
Bubblews has drastically cut back its pay rates (probably because it's previous generosity was not sustainable), and it has changed some of its features. That's likely to cause an exodus from the site. Google already hates it, and it relies on internal traffic to sell advertising - so if it suffers a drastic loss of members, it will lose advertisers and ultimately fold.
I am also on Bubblews. I think the changes I have seen are positive overall. If there is an exodus, let's hope it is of people who think I need to hear about their personal problems or don't want to check their work for mistakes.
Carola, Bubblews is not a writing site. It's a social networking site like Facebook. It makes its money by selling ads to advertisers based on the amount of social interaction on the site, so mindless chat is exactly what it wants!
Don't mean to be a party pooper, but I just can't find any glee in seeing another site go down. There are people on Bubblews who are longtime friends, who ARE good writers, but when Squidoo went belly-up, they had to find a place to write to make money. Not all of them write mindless drivel, some of their posts are actually pretty good. The only reason I know this is because I became a member, never wrote one word there, other than comments on a bubble I felt deserved it. In any case, I can't find humor in someone's distress. So I guess that makes me pretty much a party pooper after all!
Nancy, I do not take pleasure in seeing good sites go down, either. No matter what anyone has to say about Squidoo, I loved it there, and am pleased to have been there. Through Squidoo, I met many marvelous people; most of them are here on HubPages. Had to chip in, and agree with you. I was sad to see Squidoo go down.
not necessarily. when i commented, i hadn't realized there was a problem brewing with bubblews. so my comment wasn't to suggest pinterest is on the fritz also. i find it amusing, however to envision a site which is a cross between say HP and Pinterest. so many similar websites started with a smattering of features they gleaned from one site and then another handful from another site.
I agree there are good writers on bubblews, many of them are my friends also. It's not the good writers, but the fact that the site isn't performing as it should, isn't paying some of the good writers and the changes in the policies are vague. I hate to see it go, but my account is so messed up through no fault of my own that they won't pay me.
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