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I -Was- Tammy85 On Bubblews...

Well, I wasn't planning to post anywhere today, but I was really behind with my interaction on Bubblews and here. I was busy with babysitting and my freelance writing orders, and I wasn't able to get to it over the week. I was at a birthday party and then out with my best friend yesterday, so I made today my "catch-up" day.

I clicked on my link via my Twitter bio, and I saw the link wasn't work. I went to the homepage and saw the message that they have shut down. Wow.

I reached $50 a few months ago and was saving it for something; but those plans changed. I was finally planning to cash out soon and this happened. It wasn't my main income, or even a part of my income at all, and I cannot be mad about the money when I know I should have cashed out a while ago. That's my fault. I am, however, a bit annoyed that there was no warning of this. I wasn't able to save anything I wanted to touch up and repost elsewhere. I wasn't able to let my fellow connections know where to find me so we could keep in touch. Nada. That part irritates me because a little warning would have been nice, ya know?

Sooo, here is my post, to let any of my old Bubblews connections know I'm right here. I used a different name on here because I just wanted to use that name for fun, and I know it may throw people off. But I was Tammy85 on Bubblews.

Now in regards to the Bubblews posts I had planned for the following week, because anyone who knows me, knows I have a "schedule" lol...

- I will not be continuing the 365 Blogging Challenge over here. I was already losing my groove with it, as some of my former fellow bubblers know, and I don't feel like moving the year-long challenge over here. I will, however, be using the rest of the posts as writing prompts on some days, so you'll see some of those over here.

- I WILL be continuing the Gratitude Challenge over here, and I am going to start from where I left off. It may seem strange to see it starting at 590-some, but I don't want to start over, I was just about to hit 600 lol. I'll remind everyone when I do it, which probably won't be tonight.

- I haven't decided what I am doing with the 5,000 Question Survey. I'm NOT starting it over. I can continue it over here or just use each part as a separate questionnaire. I'm open to suggestions though.

- Obviously I'll continue to blog as usual on here; with the typical "this is how my day went" posts, posts about writing, WWE, etc.

I have been on Bubblews for three years and knew a lot of people over there, which is why I had wound up doing more over there. But that part of my life is over. I do hope they'll let us get our content at some point, and I wouldn't expect to get paid anything owed as they couldn't afford to keep the website running any longer (what with the changes in the ads).

Sorry this is so long but you all should be used to it by now. I may use tomorrow to catch up on comments instead of tonight, as it's getting late now, and I'll start getting back into the grove of things on Tuesday. Let me see how the day goes, but things will fall into place. :)

Once again, my username over there was Tammy85, for those who may be coming from Bubblews; or already on here and we just haven't found each other yet. I hope it's okay to let people know of that.

I'm out. You all have a good night, a great upcoming week and take care. :)

EDIT ON 11/16/15: I just wanted to let everyone know - if you search for your name (i.e., tammys85 bubblews) or a specific title (and the word "bubblews after it) on Google, you may find a cached copy. Just click the triangle next to the URL, open it up, and then copy/paste your content. Someone else pointed it out to me, so I was able to get most of the bubbles I wanted (some I couldn't retrieve but there's nothing I can do about that now); just the ones that were important to me. I hope that helps.

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msiduri wrote on November 15, 2015, 10:43 PM

Reworking yourself over here should go smoothly. Did you get your last payout ? Hopefully.

Feisty56 wrote on November 15, 2015, 10:44 PM

I am so sorry to hear of this for you and all who were yet active there. I hope the actions of one site don't diminish people's enthusiasm because there are plenty of sites, including this one, to call home. The hard part is the loss of connections and the loss of content.

LeaPea2417 wrote on November 15, 2015, 11:24 PM

Bubblews was very rude and wrong to shut down so abruptly and not warn you and the others. I am sorry you wont get your money.

Paulie wrote on November 15, 2015, 11:53 PM

When was the last time you received a payment after redeeming on Bubblews? My last payment after a redemption was at the beginning of October of 2014. Looks now that I wrote almost $300 worth of free posts for Bubblews!!!!

inertia4 wrote on November 16, 2015, 7:21 AM

The abrupt closing of Bubblews is the main reason why we should never out all our eggs in one basket. I have Persona Paper and of course the best one of all, MyLot. There is another site I have been checking out and posting a few things on. That site is called BlogJob. It seems good but I am not sure yet. I have all my content safely sitting on my computer. No problems there. I just need to find out if I can repost that stuff elsewhere now.

RonElFran wrote on November 16, 2015, 2:26 PM

I know the shutdown of Bubblews was a blow to a lot of users. I saw many posts of people who stayed loyal to the site, and kept posting in the hope it would survive. The way they shutdown, with no notice and no opportunity to retrieve posts, was just plain bad.

ViperGirl85 wrote on November 16, 2015, 9:52 PM

I'll be on here and MyLot (as Tammys85). I hit $50 several months ago but didn't hit the green button; it's a long story and I had a reason for it. At this point, it probably wouldn't have mattered. I stopped adding them into my income when the rates changed the first time.

ViperGirl85 wrote on November 16, 2015, 9:55 PM

Oh no, I'm not gonna punish Persona Paper or MyLot over what Bubblews did. I know not everyone is like that. Right? I was able to get some of my content back, which I'll edit this post and fix; and I found a lot of old connections over on MyLot, and I will hopefully find them here as well.

ViperGirl85 wrote on November 16, 2015, 9:58 PM

Thanks! Yep, it was the way they did it that ticked me off, more-so than the money.

ViperGirl85 wrote on November 16, 2015, 10:01 PM

I cannot remember when, but that's only because I haven't hit the green button in a while. I have always received my redemptions from Bubblews, up until now. I had almost $60 in the bank, and luckily I wasn't counting on it for anything because I'm pretty sure I won't see it.

ViperGirl85 wrote on November 16, 2015, 10:05 PM

Oh Bubblews wasn't my main egg; and I don't rely on these websites as my income; just earnings for fun. I write for clients on Textbroker, Zerys and Writer Access, so my income mainly comes from freelance writing/ghostwriting. I don't know if I have ever heard of BlogJob; I'll have to research it sometime. I edited my post a few minutes ago on retrieving my content.

ViperGirl85 wrote on November 16, 2015, 10:06 PM

Oh yeah, I was there until the very end, sort of. I wasn't online Saturday because I was busy; but I was just there on Friday. I edited my post on retrieving posts, but I agree, it was a bad way to go out.

Paulie wrote on November 16, 2015, 10:45 PM

You were very fortunate to always receive your redemptions from Bubblews. Sorry you lost your $60.

ViperGirl85 wrote on November 16, 2015, 10:52 PM

Thanks, but I stopped even including them in my income when the rates changed last year, so it's not something I'm dwelling on. I still have my freelance writing.

msiduri wrote on November 17, 2015, 7:04 AM

I am also a MyLot. As for your reasons for not redeeming, well, you had them. Depending on timing, it would be moot at this point anyway, sad to say.

But tomorrow will be better.

inertia4 wrote on November 17, 2015, 7:31 AM

I saw the response you left in my post. Thanks. I never knew that. But, I will be removing my content from Google search as well. I already asked admin over at MyLot and they told me I can repost my stuff from Bubblews now that they are gone. I have not heard from Persona Paper yet. But I figure if I take the time to have those links removed from google, then I can repost without a problem.