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Much Ado About Bubblews

Updated on March 28, 2014

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Since 2010, I had begun on a long and rewarding journey of writing and self-publishing my own books. To date, I've written six books about dogs, four thrillers and a book of motivational and inspirational quotes. Another thriller is on the way.

It wasn't until May of 2013 that I began to delve a little more deeply into the heart of opportunity, delightfully discovering online writing sights that actually pay you for your submissions. A concept that was new to me. Up until then, I had steered clear of online writing sites, not knowing much about them. I decided it was time to change a little.

The first site that I ventured onto was one that I had discovered in an ad on Monster.com. I didn't think it was a legitimate site at the time, but yet, I had to check it out.

After reading a few articles from the talented authors, my opinion had been formed.

The community astounded me with the knowledge and professionalism. The ease-of-use for the website was another quick selling point. With the busy on-the-go lifestyle that many of us have, there's little time to figure out confusing sites. Ease of use is key.

In addition, I immediately met some amazing people and in days, valued "seeing" them visit my hubs and offering their incredible and encouraging comments. Friendships were formed as was a tight camaraderie-a word I absolutely never spell correctly.

Reading hubs on hubpages was something I began to look forward to.

So Many Opportunities...

As I look back at my first few hubs, I will be honest here and say that I cringe a bit at the formatting and can already sense improvement. I won't change them, as I believe it's all a learning experience, but I am happy to say I've learned to navigate the site much better.

In addition, the want to write is now greater than before and has developed into a need, except for now, I look forward to not only writing, but reading hubs posted by other talented authors. It's become a daily ritual, albeit somewhat addicting as I had stated in a previous hub, but a pleasant addiction and one that is for the benefit of the greater good.

The hubs that are posted are done so with great precision, edits, thought, time and are as professional as any newspaper or magazine article. Dare I say, they might even be more so.

A few months into writing on hubpages, I read a post by a fellow hubber regarding bubblews. As I had previously stated, I'm quite new to the world of online articles. The process for writing books, I have become familiar with. Books I know. Articles I'm still learning.

So What is it?

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Do You Remember Weebles Wobbles?

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Bubbling? What is That?

Bubblews. With a name like that, was this for real? Was this a true opportunity? My first impression of any online site that advertises anything at all, whether it is social networking, shopping or making money doing something that I love is pure skepticism.

My reaction, however, was sheer curiosity. I had to see what this was about. So, like many before and many after me, I signed up.

I wrote a bubble and I got a like on it. Easy Enough. I then wrote a couple more, got a few more likes and a bunch of people connected with me immediately. Too easy. That's right. It was too easy so I left.

A month later, after reading a few more articles singing the praises of bubblews, my curiosity was piqued again, so I returned. I clicked on the bank button and I noticed there was $8.00 sitting in there for me. Not enough to buy a villa in France but hey, $8 for writing a few articles? So, I wrote a few more.

Now, as I read other articles on the site, the consensus was that the writing on there was a different caliber than on hubpages. It was only required to write 400 characters, so how much can be said with 400 characters? There are no editing procedures in place and basically you can write what you want how you want it.

At first, my posts were more general. More like Facebook posts but longer. I then had a battle of wits myself. If I am a writer, I can't just post senseless dribble. Not that there's anything wrong with that. For me, however, I wanted to post substance. I wanted to post articles that have something interesting about them. Something helpful, useful or even funny. But not nonsense. At least not intentional nonsense.

So that's what I began doing. I created a goal of writing ten bubbles per day, which is the maximum amount of bubbles that a 'bubbler" can submit in twenty four hours.

I made more connections, read more bubbles.

It All Depends What You are Looking For!

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So, Is it Worth It?

Do I like each bubble that I do read? Not necessarily. I was raised to be nice, however, and if you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything. So, with the bubbles for which I have no interest, or I don't like, I don't just "like" them. To me, a like is earned. I won't dislike them though. I simply move on. I don't want to put a red X on anyone's profile just because it was a topic that didn't interest me. And I've vowed that if there was anything "abusive" or not appropriate, I would report it, but thousands of posts later and I haven't read one that could be deemed inappropriate, except for spam.

Is there a Paycheck?

There sure is. The more connections that are made, the faster that check can be cashed. You can't redeem until you hit $50 and then once you do, the bank roll resets to zero. After writing ten posts per day, connecting, commenting and liking the bank roll adds up quickly.

I've heard people comment that they haven't gotten paid. I don't know why that is, and I'm sure that I'm not special or exempt from this, but I haven't had any issues thus far after seven months of continuous writing on that site. I hope that continues to be the case.

Though I haven't done this yet, I believe that it is entirely possible to make a few hundred per month, providing that you keep up with ten posts per day and keep connecting.

Is It Worth It?

Everyone writes for their own reasons. Some for the fun of it, some to improve, some to vent and some to make money. If you're looking to make a little extra money inclusive of residual income, bubblews might be a good site for you.

Remember, your writing will be public, so write in the fashion for which you'd like the public to see you write.

This hub is a review of what I've seen so far. To date, I enjoy the site and my answer would be for me, yes, it's worth it.

How About You?

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© 2014 Elizabeth Parker

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      Elizabeth Parker 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      mariewj I know what you mean. There are other sites I still want to try, but I just don't have the time these days! Thanks for stopping by!

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      mariewj 3 years ago

      It is always interesting to hear how other people do with different writing sites. Right now there are too many sites for me to keep up with but I still enjoy making note of opinions for future reference. I'm glad it is working well for you.

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      Elizabeth Parker 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      teaches12345 I have grown to like it there a bit. If you visit there more frequently, please connect w/ me at epbooks! Thank you for commenting!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      I am on bubblews but am not that active. Great that you have used it so well and that is is proving successful. You have presented this option very well!

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      Elizabeth Parker 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      fpherj48 Thanks so much. It's always so difficult to decide because you are putting your work on public display and also, if you want to get paid for it, you do want to see some reward. I think with each new connection on bubbles, it pays better and it's up to the writer to write content they are comfortable with. I hope to see you there one day!

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      Elizabeth Parker 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Eddy- Thanks so much for your comment and for voting!

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      Elizabeth Parker 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Thanks Becky! Hope to see you there!

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      Paula 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Elizabeth.....I had a similar beginning with Bubblews. I went back and forth at first, tried it out, read a little, left disappointed, but went back.

      For a while, as you mentioned there was a rash of hubs about hubber's experiences with Bubblews.....positive, negative and in between.

      Also like you, I simply had to see for myself.

      You have obviously found the Bubblews plan that works well for you. As much as the "easy money" attracts me, at the present time, unfortunately I don't have the spare hours to participate to that degree. I hope to, in the future.

      I really appreciate you sharing this, Elizabeth. This is honestly the best and most encouraging hub on this subject I have read. UP+++

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Interesting and left much food for thought.

      Voted up.

      Eddy.

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      Becky 3 years ago from Oklahoma

      Very interesting! Thank you for sharing your first-hand information about Bubblews. I may have to check them out soon. Thanks again.

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      Elizabeth Parker 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      DDE - I've heard that too, but I'm thankful that I've been lucky with payments so far. Glad to see you here though!

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      Elizabeth Parker 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Sheila, I had to laugh that you are pondering the weebles poll. I think that you're right - they might be under 45 or from another country. The weebles song still sticks in my head!!

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      Elizabeth Parker 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Hi FlourishAnyway! I was away for a bit, but I've vowed to myself to try and be here at least once a week, if not more. I missed everyone!!

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      Elizabeth Parker 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      bravewarrior -I had gotten off hubpages for a while as I still haven't hit the payment threshold and it was getting difficult writing long articles every day, but now I try to write one a week and comment when I can...so it has made my schedule a little easier. Glad to be here and I'd miss you too!!

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      Elizabeth Parker 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      ChristyWrites- I like the small articles too and yeah- everyone seems very friendly!

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      Elizabeth Parker 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I completely understand. I won't like the articles that I don't really like as I don't want to be fake over there, so I usually don't click anything if I don't like it and I'll comment if I have something to add too. I've had some on hubpages that I had to polish too- I know what you mean. Thanks!

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      Elizabeth Parker 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I think it's great for small articles, when you can say what needs to be said in 400 characters. I like the layout here at hubpages better. Both have advantages. :)If you do join up, please look me up there as well! Thank you so much and have a great weekend!

      Liz

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      Elizabeth Parker 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Thank you Bill! It's a pleasure to be here at hubpages too!

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I have tried Bubblews and don't like the way it all works over there still waiting for three payment and have decided to let that go.

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      sheilamyers 3 years ago

      I haven't yet tried Bubblews, but I might give it try at some point. What you said about it makes it sound interesting. I have to admit, for some reason your random poll question is sticking in my head. I'm not familiar with everyone who may have answered it, but I'm guessing the person who chose "Huh?" is either under about age 45 or from another country where the never sold Weebles.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      Thanks for sharing your experience there, although I certainly like to see you here!

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      Liz, I've read a few post on bubblews and just wasn't impressed. I tried being loyal to my hubber friends who post over there but can't leave comments without signing up. That turned me off. So now you know why I don't read your bubbles or anyone else's for that matter.

      I'm glad you're still posting on HP. I'd miss you terribly if you didn't!

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      Christy Birmingham 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I enjoy the site :) They are small articles and the people are really nice too!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I tried writing on Bubblews, it was not for me.I don't write for money and i found myself caught up in ckick-click-clicking for the money. Some of the articles were horrible, yet i clicked like and commented. It is easy to make a hundred dollars a week, but i could tell that people were only reading to click and make money. That's fine, there's nothing wrong with that if your main reason for writing is making money. I know a lot of hubbers are there and i really miss them, but i think they will be back. Oh i forgot to mention, they don't even have poetry listed, and that's my passion. By sticking with Hubpages, i feel that i've grown as a writer. If you write something substandard they will not publish it, i like that, it makes you a better writer. Believe me i have had some they refused to publish until i polished it up a bit. Thank's for posting this. Good luck and best wishes....

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you for sharing your experience writing on Bubblews. I signed up, but have not written anything, and I have heard the money does add up quickly and one does not have to write but a very small article. I am like you though, I would not want to post anything just to post it, but it would need to either be helpful or useful to someone, somewhere for sure.

      I may go back and give it a try.

      Up and more, pinning and tweeting

      Enjoy your weekend,

      Faith Reaper

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I'm glad you are enjoying Bubblews, Liz, and I am very happy that you are one of my friends on HP.

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      Elizabeth Parker 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      &RTalloni My pleasure!

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      Elizabeth Parker 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      &AOkay12 I haven't seen any others either. I know some people write on Squidoo (?) but I haven't tried that one yet.

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      RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks for sharing some of your experience with Bubblews here.

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      AOkay12 3 years ago from Florida

      I have not come across any other websites like Bubblews. It is very refreshing, that you are allowed to post what you want, without any strict rules regarding what you write. I think that I will stick with them for a while (at least until they get tired of me).