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Got My Final Pay From Bubblews...time to call it a day

I got my January payment from Bubblews and it is time to say bye-bye. It is sad. Bubblews could be cool, but the owners got what they wanted and moved on and it is being allowed to die. The payout of $50 is almost a years worth of posting - who would do that? They created the site to get content and sell advertising . They got what they paid for and have moved on. I guess the Sweeble app will be their new baby and then they will move on from that. Why? Because they do not have the experience to keep a business long term. They are start up people. It takes much more than that to stay long term.

So, bye bye Bubblews. It was quite a ride.

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valmnz wrote on February 4, 2015, 1:45 PM

It is rather sad over there, isn't it. I've received my December payment, but doubt I'll ever make it to another one. I'm donating my $24, they are welcome to it.

shaggin83 wrote on February 4, 2015, 2:01 PM

Well I am glad for you that you got your payment. I cashed out a few months back and have not gotten my $50 payment or any word from them :( I really liked that site but I feel better here on persona paper even if it is slower earning. I feel more of a sense of community on here!

valmnz wrote on February 4, 2015, 2:17 PM

I think that sums it up for many of us shaggin83

Magnolia wrote on February 4, 2015, 2:22 PM

the thing is you NEVER knew if you would get a payment I hated that.

NorthernLight wrote on February 4, 2015, 2:31 PM

You are not alone to think like that. They emailed me yesterday to say my account was deleted for violation of TOS. My only violation was to stop writing (at $7 I was never going to hit $50) and express an opinion about their shenanigans and question their lack of openness and the way forward. Definitely 'bye bye'.

Colibry21 wrote on February 4, 2015, 2:36 PM

It's nice that you got your payment. It is sad to see you go, but I can understand your decision. It is sad that they're just letting it die like that.

nbaquero wrote on February 4, 2015, 3:28 PM

Magnolia Glad you at least got your payment, as valmnz says I made a donation as well to their fund. I am now focusing on Persona Paper.

Jay_Angel wrote on February 4, 2015, 5:07 PM

That really is a shame. I hate to see that happen simply because I like so many of the people there. It is good to see you here!

Kasman wrote on February 4, 2015, 5:29 PM

I feel the same way. As soon as I reach my next payout (if I ever do) I'm gone from there too.

lookatdesktop wrote on February 4, 2015, 6:52 PM

Alright now. You have joined us here at PersonaPaper. Welcome. I have essentially given up any chance of getting paid but will keep writing for another month or so to see if I might just get my most recent pay out. It's a lot and I could use the do ray me.

zabelle51 wrote on February 4, 2015, 8:47 PM

We will miss you but everyone needs to do what is best for them.

vickywrites wrote on February 4, 2015, 9:47 PM

Great! you got paid. I too received some payments in Bubblews. The saddest thing is most of us lost a few redemptions

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HappyLady wrote on February 5, 2015, 3:40 AM

Well I disagree, but we can still be friends over here and wherever else. Everyone has a different view. I got my last good payment as well. Who knows when they will pay again, though yesterday things did move faster for me over there.

cheri wrote on February 5, 2015, 3:54 AM

I am glad that you got your payment but I am sad that you had to leave. Its true that it might take forever before redeeming the $50

UK_Writer wrote on February 5, 2015, 1:03 PM

Yeah, I just begrudge the $29 still in my bank. To cash that out I'd have to write there every day for 6-7 months. Pfft.

crowntower wrote on February 5, 2015, 1:39 PM

That is so sad I have received the 5% of my payment... and they just gave it that way without any reason why they slashed my echeck. Anyway I guess that really happens, but I hope they will do something that will bring out the sense of responsibility to their bloggers that makes them rich.

CountryWine wrote on February 6, 2015, 6:51 AM

Glad that you got your payment. I know people who have been ripped off there.

grandma20121 wrote on February 6, 2015, 3:28 PM

i hate to admit it but i thik your right, unfortunately my last payment is still short about 8 bucks in the making so im still working on it

LindaCPearson wrote on February 8, 2015, 10:30 AM

I share your sentiments exactly. I was a bit suspicious of Bubblews from the beginning but I did enjoy it for at least a year. I now feel they have used our unpaid redemptions and "hidden" views to pay for their new Sweeble toy.

CoralLevang wrote on February 19, 2015, 5:23 PM

I think that you voicing your opinion fell under posting something "unfair." Bah! Don't agree with me and you are being "unfair," you old man!
I almost wish they would suggest that I am in violation of TOS. I think that the power of the pen would be a good thing if we could get more and more people to put their ideas/complaints up on or any other place that Bubblews and the powers have posted about the wonderousness of the site and its owners. Unfortunately, too many fear doing this due to retaliation or whatever.

CoralLevang wrote on February 19, 2015, 5:25 PM

I am glad that you were finally able to get your payment. I hope a few more do, as well. I think that them being more diligent now is trying to show a pattern of doing what they say they will do to take the scrutiny off of the other crap they did. I just hope someone takes them to task.

CoralLevang wrote on February 19, 2015, 5:26 PM

You speak for many of us, shaggin83 . When trust and integrity are lost, people will always find a better place.

CoralLevang wrote on February 19, 2015, 5:28 PM

I wonder if we could all claim that as a tax deduction. You know, donation to a lost cause?

Oops! I'm bad. That's not fair. I'm sure they have someone spying and going back with intelligence information gathered. LOL

maxeen wrote on February 19, 2015, 7:28 PM

Plenty more fish in the sea is what I say ,also good riddance to them... hanging in there until i get to my printer in France to print out some posts..

NorthernLight wrote on February 20, 2015, 3:46 PM

Writing on Bubblews is akin to living in North Korea. How I'd love to see Arvind toppled and all those steadfast followers see their leader for what he really is. One day the truth will out.

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CoralLevang wrote on February 20, 2015, 4:01 PM

ah...yes...I like the metaphor.

Coffee wrote on February 24, 2015, 8:33 AM

I have given up writing over there. It's a shame because I used to love it over there.

Shellyann36 wrote on February 24, 2015, 9:59 AM

So glad you got your payment. I am holding steady at $6 over there right now but I am no longer posting or visiting the site.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on March 12, 2015, 1:11 AM

I'm pretty sure I've gotten my final pay from Bubblews, and it sure wasn't the one I was owed from November. I'm not gone, but I'm not really there. I pretty much use the site just to read a few friends and so some self-serving posts. I finally crossed the $19 mark after being at $18 since December, so I seriously doubt I'll ever reach $50 again.

lokisdad wrote on November 18, 2015, 11:03 PM

Many people were affected in a negative way by what happened and it will not be forgotten by people who were ripped off they are still angry and will be for quite some time. They won't succeed if they don't follow through with things and go about it the right way.

lokisdad wrote on November 18, 2015, 11:38 PM

At the end it was extremely insane to see how long it would take to earn even a penny it was horrible for the users luckily you got your money.