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Should You Delete Your Bubblews Account?

To Bubble or not to Bubble, that is the question.

Seriously though, I've heard a lot of people are contemplating whether to jump ship now that they've found a replacement for Bubblews here at Persona Paper . While the two sites are similar – and Persona Paper has addressed a lot of the issues Bubblews has left hanging – they don't have to be mutually exclusive.

Some people may be thinking of deleting their Bubblews accounts because they aren't getting paid, or because they may have picked up bad habits while writing there. If your content is earning but you aren't getting paid, then it's surely worth considering whether that content meets the requirements for publication on Persona Paper. If so, you might want to migrate that content here a little bit at a time – particularly if your content is evergreen , or if you can rework it to give it a longer shelf life.

If you are a little embarrassed at the content you've posted on Bubblews, then you might want to think about deleting that account. If you have some accidental violations, if you haven't been getting paid, or if you simply aren't earning residuals on older “ potato posts ” and don't have the time to keep up with the daily interaction on Bubblews, maybe it's time to delete that account.

If you want a fresh start, Bubblews will let you open a new account. You can start over with more evergreen content , and focus on building quality connections instead of pumping out your ten a day and plastering spam comments on the maximum number of posts. So essentially, start over at Bubblews with an emphasis on the same good habits you should be developing here at Persona Paper.

Having accounts at two or more writing sites is good. It gives you a broader audience, and often it allows you to publish different kinds of writing. For example, I can write more conversational pieces here and at Bubblews, but I thoroughly research the articles I've published at places like Yahoo! and InfoBarrel.

The other benefit of writing at a number of places is that it gives you “Google juice,” especially when site rules allow you to backlink. So don't be afraid to diversify !

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adjkp25 wrote on June 12, 2014, 12:16 PM

I have an account there but I'm not planning on deleting my account. I have never posted 10 in a day and never had a problem getting paid. I just started looking to spend my time elsewhere because of all the ongoing errors.

Bensen32 wrote on June 12, 2014, 12:18 PM

I will be keeping both open but I will be spending a lot more time here where there are not all the issues of the other.

MaeLou wrote on June 12, 2014, 12:23 PM

I'm not deleting my account, but I'm also hardly over there anymore.

Ruby3881 wrote on June 12, 2014, 12:25 PM

I think a large number of Bubblers feel the same way as you do. Bubblews currently has too many issues with server errors, and it makes both posting and interacting a frustrating experience. Hopefully, the admin over there will take note of developments on this site and others. It's not too late for them to follow the good example of other sites, and fix what's wrong with their site. As I said in my post, diversifying is a good thing!

Ruby3881 wrote on June 12, 2014, 12:27 PM

That's my story too. I have written on other, more established sites in the past and figured it was about time I started branching out again. I started with InfoBarrel, but am also looking at several other options. I think it's best never to have all our eggs in one basket.

Ruby3881 wrote on June 12, 2014, 12:33 PM

The really great thing about having access to several writing platforms is that you can write about the same content in different ways, and publish over two or more sites to give each piece a fresh audience. Whether you write news, personal reflections or creative pieces, or you focus on evergreen content that will bring in passive income, having multiple platforms for your work is always a bonus.

momathome wrote on June 12, 2014, 12:35 PM

I've been considering it for the main reason that it's been so impossible to get on at Bubblews lately. It's the site issues that are making me consider leaving.

There are days I can't even get on and read a single post on there. As to linking from site to site, I know Bubblews has rules against linking to anything that will pay you (which would include putting a link on there to one of your posts on here) and I personally have an issue with "rehashing" a post (posting the same post on multiple sites). So that gives me basically one of two options: totally original content over here or deleting my posts over there and moving them to here.

At this point I haven't started deleting anything from Bubblews but if the site issues don't improve when they roll out the new upgrades in July, it is something that I am seriously considering.

LadyDuck wrote on June 12, 2014, 12:42 PM

I still have my account there and I have never considered closing it or deleting my posts. I never had problems with them, the only problem are the actual errors and glitches. I see no reason to write for only one site.

Ruby3881 wrote on June 12, 2014, 1:11 PM

You have some great content over there, Anna! I'm glad to hear you intend to keep both accounts active :)

Ruby3881 wrote on June 12, 2014, 1:17 PM

It's true that Bubblews doesn't allow links to anything that pays, but that doesn't preclude us linking to Bubblews from other writing platforms that do allow it. I can have two self-serving links per article at InfoBarrel, for example. Plus another two in each signature. So in theory I could link to four different pieces either here or at Bubblews, or somewhere else that I'll earn residuals. As long as I keep accounts active on other sites so that I continue earning, that's a good deal for me.

It's true that the glitches at Bubblews are pretty annoying some days. And yet other days the site will function pretty smoothly. I think they'll eventually get things fixed, but I'm not holding my breath and waiting for July. They generally underestimate how long jobs will take, so I've learned to think of their deadlines as pretty flexible.

kcmaice wrote on June 12, 2014, 1:59 PM

Hi Ruby3881 :) I have no plans of deleting my Bubblews account right now. I figure all websites have their ups and downs and they will figure things out in time. Until then I can write new things for both sites and even revise the posts from Bubblews to write here on Persona Paper like I did with my laundry detergent ;)

Ruby3881 wrote on June 12, 2014, 3:35 PM

It's great to see you here! i'm glad to hear you plan to keep both accounts active. I'll be watching for you here and there :)

Ruby3881 wrote on June 12, 2014, 3:37 PM

I think there's a big difference between spinning/rewriting and reworking or writing a piece on the same topic with a different focus. It's quite easy to do the latter, and I'd actually rather do that than try to reword/spin something. It flows more naturally when I write fresh content, but having starting with ideas I used for content already published.

kcmaice wrote on June 12, 2014, 5:00 PM

Same with me, though Bubbles hasn't been running to smooth on my side, so I have only been popping in and out.

LovingMyBabies wrote on June 12, 2014, 5:03 PM

I am keeping my account on Bubblews. When the errors are really bad I just spend my time here. =)

CoralLevang wrote on June 12, 2014, 10:09 PM

#Ruby3881 I do not plan on quitting Bubblews, but I am looking to use whatever diversification will most prudent for me to use. Though I have not had issues with getting paid there, I have a friend (whom I referred there) who has not received nearly $100 in payments with no explanations. The credibility of the site and its owners becomes at issue due to this kind of behavior. Sitting back and watching and staying active, no matter where we write, is always good. We must do it all and choose our behaviors and associations wisely. We cannot put "all the eggs in one basket." That's just poor business, no matter how you look at it.

Ruby3881 wrote on June 13, 2014, 12:14 AM

I pop in once every few days at this point. It runs smoothly for a bit, but then it gets all glitchy again.

Ruby3881 wrote on June 13, 2014, 12:36 AM

I've heard it said that there's been a "migration," or that people are "jumping ship" from Bubblews. But I prefer to think of it as branching out and diversifying ::)

Ruby3881 wrote on June 13, 2014, 12:39 AM

Agreed, Coral. We can't risk those ":eggs" by writing for only one site. If anything goes wrong, for whatever reason, we risk taking a big hit financially. A lot of people have found this out when their preferred writing platform closed, changed editorial policies or cut programs, or was negatively impacted by a change to the Google algorithm.

Ruby3881 wrote on June 13, 2014, 10:24 AM

I'm not holding my breath for anything major in July. They did a big buildup last summer about an update, and all that changed were some minor details. Bubblews has unfortunately not learned yet how to communicate with users and the general public. They frequently make promises they can't keep in the time frame they give, and then they find themselves backpedalling.

If there are major changes that directly impact my experience there, I'll either be pleasantly surprised or I'll have to think about removing my content and migrating it elsewhere. Otherwise, I'll carry on as I have been. I was looking to diversify, especially after the 72-hour wait for a redemption went to 14 days or more....

Laura-n-Sasha wrote on June 25, 2014, 5:44 PM

I probably will not delete my account, but will spend more time on here. Bubblews hopefully is not going the way of the dodo bird (extinct) as I have tons of articles on there. I just want to get them all up on my website first.

Ruby3881 wrote on June 27, 2014, 11:08 AM

So, are you migrating your posts to your web site or just copying them there? No, I doubt the site is in danger of closing anytime soon And for now it still pays better than Persona Paper. Until that changes, I suspect few writers will give up accounts there. But I think people who want to write about more serious topics may opt to do that here, and leave their more light-hearted or casual content on Bubblews.

scheng1 wrote on December 3, 2014, 10:38 PM

I just keep it there. I have over 3000 posts there, and Bubblews has already paid me a lot of money.

rana199426 wrote on December 14, 2014, 3:48 AM

Keep it for the promotion of your articles :) make more friends and promote...

nbaquero wrote on January 7, 2015, 12:06 AM

&ruby381 what is your opinion now, based on the most recent developments at that site?

Ruby3881 wrote on January 8, 2015, 4:49 AM

Do you feel different about this, after the latest announcement?

Ruby3881 wrote on January 8, 2015, 4:54 AM

I honestly don't see Bubblews as a place where I could do any sort of promotion. Most of the users I am friends with there, I already have connections with here or on other writing and social media sites. So if I want to promote content from PP or my other writing sites, I'll promote it on my social networks. Bubblews is of little to no help with that. Most readers on Bubblews can't even be bothered to click a backlink that leads to Bubblews content, let alone content on another site!

And since the rates on Bubblews are so very low right now, there's little point putting effort into promoting the content that's already there. Instead, I'm migrating older content here in order to revive and repair it. Some posts are out of date, and I can't edit them to bring them up to date. Others were damaged in July when Bubblews migrated my content. I can't edit, nor does the site allow me to repair and resubmit. I might as well earn for it here, especially since PP now pays better than Bubblews!

Ruby3881 wrote on January 8, 2015, 4:57 AM

I am waiting to see if they can right themselves, but I'm preparing for the absolute worst. I'd like to get paid for the $41 I have in my bank at the moment, so I'm trying to keep posting until I can get to the $50 minimum. But I'm also removing older content, as I mentioned just above. Anything that is no longer earning there, I might as well move. Especially evergreen content I could earn from elsewhere!

Ruby3881 wrote on January 8, 2015, 5:00 AM

I should say that I still believe in spreading our writing over multiple sites, so as to never have all our eggs in one basket. At present I write for five sites, but I may expand that and make it six or seven. I also do work for hire, that pays a fixed amount upfront once I submit the work instead of depending on revenue shares.