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Plans to Earn $1,000 a Month Back on Hold. Dreaded 504 Error is Back At Bubblews


I was just getting back into the groove of posting and interacting on a regular basis and getting back to $25/day earnings. That filled me with great hope.

I'm still hopeful but this morning may be a bit of a lost cause because I seem to be bumping into error 504 messages.

That's good by me as I need to get a jump on some chores today. One involves getting tires for my new to me used car and then going out for lunch with Mom.

So that ain't a bad trade-off. I may check in again later today but there's nothing more frustrating than managing to get in then having no likes, views or comments.


That's what happened to me yesterday afternoon. Before you post, make sure that the site is not glitchy. I would highly recommend NOT posting when you notice the front page is stuck.

This morning, I noticed that the last front page story that updated was 8 minutes old. The only person who benefits are the people who get "stuck" on the front page. For everyone else, many bubblers haven't yet discovered the "following" tab so views, likes and comments slow up.


The other error since last night is that even though the site is up, the likes aren't registering. Instead when you hit like it goes to Internal Server Error. One of the best ways to let your connections know about your recent posts is to use social media like Twitter and Google Plus.


I'm randomly getting the internal server error when trying to access my profile. Once in a while I can get through to see my last 20 articles on my profile. One of the more productive things to do at this glitchy time is to archive your posts on an Excel spreadsheet. If you haven't already done so. Today's a perfect day to start.


Sometimes the site is up but you just can't get likes or front page exposure. You can still reach individual posts. So you may want to Tweet, Tumble or Google Plus older posts.


I keep running into the Internal Server Error trying to like posts but you seem to still be able to comment OK.

Have a great Tuesday. If the site's glitchy, what are your alternate plans?

+Bubblews +504Error



If you haven't already done so, do vote and join in on the discussion set up by MaeLou

Restricting Talk About Other Sites

Ever feel super duper frustrated? Check out this post from July 13th by Porwest -- Still applies today

I Want To Rip My Hair Out

Image Credit » Adrienne Jenkins | End of Summer Lunch With My Mom's Friday Line Dance Group

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bestwriter wrote on July 22, 2014, 9:04 AM

I am totally with you on this. I am sick and tired of making PP a sounding board for competing sites.

AdrienneJenkins wrote on July 22, 2014, 9:09 AM

&CSMcClellan bestwriter I understand your points of view. But I also think it's important to share as a writing community all the possible ways we can thrive as writers. When Bubblews is down, I -- we don't have a place to share our thoughts collectively. I have Google Plus and that has been an excellent way to keep up with a tight circle of connections.

But thankfully, due to the success of Persona Paper, online writers from not only Bubblews but other sites have a forum where we can air our concerns and look to each other support. If you don't agree with this type of post, my suggestion would be not to read or comment and such. I think spreading negative mojo on the site does not reflect the kind of community spirit that this site is all about.

I would like to see multiple online writing sites thrive. Persona Paper is going to be one more excellent site we can all contribute to but let's support one another not tear each other down.

VASS wrote on July 22, 2014, 9:11 AM

I'm still trying to post there just to have a chance to be stuck at the front page emoticon :winking: Seriously, this error story is getting too old.

LoudMan wrote on July 22, 2014, 9:21 AM

I've re-adjusted my "alternative" plans and just made it my new plan. Nothing's going to stop me from getting the message out. :)

jamarse wrote on July 22, 2014, 9:22 AM

As I have said before, this site is turning into the Bubblews complaints department and "Look at me, I pressed the green redemption button"

I agree that writers should support other writers, but I do think that creative and quality of writing should be of a good standard, along with original ideas . . . The bubblews isn't working type of post is not an original concept and we here it time after time. . . So why not share your creative thoughts here - in an original and creative way!

By complain about bubblews here, what do you expect to achieve? Do you want us to fix it for you? Give you a hanky and cry with you over the problem? Personally I am inclined to forgo giving you a hanky and offer you a bridge and a full cup with a lid!

AdrienneJenkins wrote on July 22, 2014, 9:22 AM

It's not to any detriment to Persona Paper because it means active engagement on this site. It means writers get used to coming to this site and commenting. That's what online writing is about. That's what a productive online site is about.

It's not just about posting and making money. It's about community. It actually transcends any specific platform. Collectively, we're an online writing community. We all share the same interest in that regard.

Persona Paper is but one platform out of many. It would be unrealistic to think this is going to be THE site to rule all. I'd love it if that would happen but it won't be. Every platform has different strengths and weaknesses.

If anything, you should recognize if people are anxious to jump on a thread it's because we all want to talk about it with our writing friends. You can't expect people to read your personal posts or posts about random subjects unless you're willing to talk about what they're most anxious, confused or worried about.

At the moment, for many of us, it's treading water, it's making money writing online and building a strong community. But we each have to write and contribute to this community in a way that feels comfortable for all of us. So I wish you well.

jamarse wrote on July 22, 2014, 9:24 AM

Well said! You are not the only one who is getting fed up with this type of post and bubblews babble here on PP!

AdrienneJenkins wrote on July 22, 2014, 9:25 AM

Now that's a cool alternate strategy. Intentionally get stuck on the front page. I saw someone wrote that they got stuck there this morning and I think their post got insane views. 200-400 views I think.

And I agree, this error story is getting way too old. I think we all DON'T want to keep talking about it. Such a shame the site's down given wasn't there an interview with them on NBC. I just saw a headline but didn't have time to chase down the story yet....

ella-romao wrote on July 22, 2014, 9:27 AM

well I respect all your views, Let us all keep moving forward. God bless us all. emoticon :smile:

LoudMan wrote on July 22, 2014, 9:28 AM

And, now is the time to post over there, too, heh. :)

AdrienneJenkins wrote on July 22, 2014, 9:29 AM

If you read my post carefully, you'd see that I offered a very specific tip. It's one that I hoped would prevent other people from wasting their time.

The goal. Get as many likes, views and comments as possible. Sometimes it takes people 1-2 hours a post. It would make sense for them to post and get attention on the front page when they have the maximum chance for exposure.

If they were to post when the site is glitchy without being aware of the issue, that post would get less than a $1. So I gave a specific tip above as to what I'd do to maximize earnings.

So it's not a complaint post but a specific, here's what you need to do while this is happening post. But if you missed it. That's ok. I wrote it for those people that find such information useful.

AdrienneJenkins wrote on July 22, 2014, 9:32 AM

LoudMan Donald -- I think it's great you're baaaaaaaaaack in a big way and it's great you're writing regularly again. When do we get more cute pet pictures?

bestwriter wrote on July 22, 2014, 9:32 AM

No other site allows such discussions and that includes bubblews If we were to talk about PP there we would be booted out but here we are overdoing it. About commenting positively or otherwise that's our prerogative.

AdrienneJenkins wrote on July 22, 2014, 9:38 AM

Actually that's not true. As NeldaHoxie pointed out &HubPages allows members to talk about other sites. In fact, I first read many "Bubblews is a Scam" posts on Hub Pages. I read countless positive and negative reviews on that site before I decided to sign up and make a go of it.

AdrienneJenkins wrote on July 22, 2014, 9:45 AM

Here's the thing. I wake up in the morning. I write. Someone like you comes along and disses my post. How would you feel? I don't come to your posts and say I don't like the kind of topic you're writing about, I'm sick of hearing people write about this topic. I'm not shutting down the discussion. By your own argument, you say you're not going to keep commenting on these kind of posts any more. So I say, I agree, don't.

Right now while this kind of post is allowed, I for one, appreciate the discussion and obviously so do many others. Sometimes tips and hints and support come out of the comment threads. Your judging how I'm writing, commenting and replying is totally your option but I, for one, don't appreciate getting snarked on so early in the morning.

bestwriter wrote on July 22, 2014, 9:53 AM

May be there are other sites that allow this. You are using this site as a platform, guiding how to be successful there. In what way will that help build PP? PP is a new site and we should be loyal to this site. This is my thought.

AdrienneJenkins wrote on July 22, 2014, 9:54 AM

Oh and as far as boasting, if you've ever read any of my articles on Bubblews you'd know that my primary mission is to help myself and others find a way to make money writing online. What's possible for me is possible for you or anyone else that sets their mind to it. My goal is to share everything I learn along the way and I'm looking to find others who are willing to do the same. Are you up for the ride?

kdarrell wrote on July 22, 2014, 10:03 AM

The answer to your question AdrienneJenkins is that I plan to find a super cool pattern today to create some handbags.

Porwest wrote on July 22, 2014, 10:08 AM

It can get really frustrating. Especially after the site seemed to be working so well right after the big change. I was thinking at the time that maybe part of what they had done was cleaned up the code, upgraded their servers, and whatever else might have been needed to make the site work better. But low and behold, yep. Here we all are again almost unable to use the site at all, and it really irks me. But I suppose there is nothing else to do but to do some of the things you mentioned here, and of course spend some time elsewhere.

AdrienneJenkins wrote on July 22, 2014, 10:10 AM

Can't wait to see pictures. OOOOOOh that gives me an idea. Let me re-charge my camera and take a picture of a handmade bag that I got from someone once. I had my Mom recreate the pattern. I get huge compliments on it all the time.

It's a slouch bag and surprisingly super strong. But instead of bohemian funky cotton, it's made with the type of material that looks like silk but is probably a polyester type of material.

Mine has a kind of velvet raised chrysanthemum flower. And it's washable. Best advantage. Holds lots of stuff and is light. I'll put up a post in about 15 minutes. Will be right back.

AdrienneJenkins wrote on July 22, 2014, 10:12 AM

Porwest I'm wondering if all the media attention means the servers are jammed. Yes. I am irked too. But I'm wondering if they also might be overloaded because they're having to still do work on the fixes for the multi-photo posts, etc.

So, onwards and upwards. Fingers crossed. I think ultimately the site is headed in the right direction because with all that investment wrapped into it from outside investors, Arvind and Jason are now financially on the hook to making the site work.

Have a good day. And thanks for commenting.

NeldaHoxie wrote on July 22, 2014, 10:13 AM

I've written on Bubblews most days during all of this turmoil. Unfortunately, the signals and patterns keep changing. There is no way to determine an effective work pattern.

As to discussing other writing sites, I think it's a positive. If a site is working well and producing income - and has a vibrant community, it will always attract writers. As online writers, we need to know what the experience of other people is on a variety sites. Quite frankly would so many people be here, if they hadn't met on Bubblews first? As the community grows and changes, theses posts will run their course and new experiences will be shared.

bestwriter wrote on July 22, 2014, 10:15 AM

There is a bit of confusion here. Responses are all mixed up. There is no doubt that you have complained and the worst thing is you are guiding people using the PP platform how to be successful there.

AdrienneJenkins wrote on July 22, 2014, 10:26 AM

Since the new website has been up, the glitches have been minor but since last night when internal server errors popped up but then my first 504 error since the new site re-launched made me twitchy. I appreciate your writing and weighing in. I agree that these types of posts will indeed run their course over time. Have a great day.

VASS wrote on July 22, 2014, 10:41 AM

Speaking about alternatives. I might just write a post about Bubblews so I can get all of this attention you are getting muahaha. Well, I don't understand what the fuss is all about. There are plenty of people talking about what they ate for breakfast and no one complains about it. At least you're contributing to discussion and sharing of ideas.

Yes, Bubblews has been getting a lot of media coverage. Too bad they are. They might as well use their time to fix the website properly before going around talking about it. I mean, this is getting ridiculous. They did warn us there would be glitches, but they could at least communicate them so their members could do something else. But well, these complaints are also pretty old, right?

AdrienneJenkins wrote on July 22, 2014, 10:47 AM

No. Think big picture. My intention is not to guide people from here to there. My intention is bigger than Bubblews. It's bigger than Persona Paper. It's to help others including myself figure out how to become better writers, better bloggers independent of the platform. I want to share ideas with people on how they can improve their writing overall.

Part of being a successful online writer is utilizing all social media platforms, online writing sites to their maximum benefit. We're all searching for workable solutions. Persona Paper thankfully is just one more tool in the arsenal of how we can express ourselves.

AdrienneJenkins wrote on July 22, 2014, 11:02 AM

I agree. It's getting ridiculous. We, as members can forgive a few glitches but what about folks who read about it, try clicking on the site then get a system error. It's a waste of all that expensive P.R.

sergs wrote on July 22, 2014, 11:47 AM

Making $1000 per month is a cool thing. How I wish I could reach that writing online, which I damn love so much.

Bensen32 wrote on July 22, 2014, 11:50 AM

Seems the site has issues everyday and I just happen to post when the site decides to have their issues and then I get nothing. I starting to get use to it now.

inertia4 wrote on July 22, 2014, 12:37 PM

AdrienneJenkins Although I feel your pain about Bubblews, this is Persona Paper. We need to not complain here about them. Not that we hate them, it's just that we need to become active here with good posts for Persona Paper. If there is an issue there just email Admin and see if they can resolve your issues. I am also sure you're not the only one dealing with those issues there. Now, lets gat back to Persona Paper.

Ketchingup wrote on July 22, 2014, 12:39 PM

It is exciting seeing all this banter about writing. It is so healthy and inspirational. It's a good thing PP has never had any issues, oh wait they have and yet we still stay and write here.
For those that do not know or do not want to know, the founders of this site created it as a Bubblews clone but a new and improved version.
If you want to edit other peoples writing I would suggest you start your own site, then you can direct what you want written.

AliCanary wrote on July 22, 2014, 12:55 PM

Hey, glad to see you're a fan of the Excel spreadsheet method! I love tinkering with mine. Yeah, my last three posts nly have about ten Likes--it's just awful :(

AliCanary wrote on July 22, 2014, 12:58 PM

Hey, don't be censoring people. If people don't want to read about it, they won't. Adrienne doesn't tell you what to write about, and she deserves the same respect from you. Don't click on it if you aren't interested in reading it.

Kementari wrote on July 22, 2014, 1:48 PM

Wow. PP is another writing platform where we get to come and write, enjoy what other people have to say and comment our thoughts. But there is no need, nor is it right, to shut down what someone is writing about, or how they are feeling about something. If they want to talk about their frustrations about another writing site, then so be it. No one makes you click it, no one makes you read it and no once certainly forces you to comment on it.

I understand that this website is different than BB, and a lot of people may get tired of hearing about BB, but the fact of the matter is, is that most of us are coming from there. Yes people should grow past and develop new ideas for PP, and not banter on or over do it about other writing sites, but it's not up to other members to shut members down for writing too much about a particular site. That's quite disrespectful in my opinion.

It will be up to the moderators and owners of PP to decide on what type of content goes on their website. If they are getting tired of seeing these types of posts then they should ban them for real, but that would be putting a limitation on their writers which may not go over well (but in my opinion is completely understandable). I see it both ways, and I think the community should move past complaining and bantering on about BB, BUT at the same time, any and all discussions regardless of what they are, is good for PP, ESPECIALLY if it is complaints about another website. Why? Because that allows PP to see what BB did wrong (or any other website for that matter) and not fall into the same stuff, and are then able to grow and be unique - to offer a better place perhaps.

Regardless though it brings traffic to the website and that's what PP needs. Just remember to keep it clean, keep it healthy here and keep the community happy.

Perhaps we should ALL try to make more informative posts. I know that even with my personal posts I am going to try to throw in an informative twist, because honestly, that's what PP asked for. Everyone should be mindful of what PP wants for their website and respect it.

Kementari wrote on July 22, 2014, 2:02 PM

"We've been actively discussing this type of Bubblews post. Please don't bring the complaints here. I'm having just as hard a time over there, but we need to stop dumping that carp on PP."

Kementari wrote on July 22, 2014, 2:05 PM

Sorry my post didn't submit right for some reason.

The quote above sounds like you are blatantly commanding her to not talk about what she wants to write about - hence the censorship. I don't think it's right to ask someone to not talk about something they feel strongly about. If the community doesn't want these posts, then the community should vote for that. But otherwise these posts are bound to crop up, and people shouldn't command other writers to not talk about something.

Opinions should be stated and if you don't want to see these posts then don't click it. Yes, I don't want PP to become a soundboard for other websites and give them free advertising. But I'm also not going to tell someone they can't talk about something. That's not my place whether I agree with it or not, that is up to the owners' discretion in my opinion.

Kementari wrote on July 22, 2014, 2:16 PM

"Please don't bring the complaints here." Is not a question but a statement. So no, not overstating at all.

And yes this discussion is pointless. Seems like one big unhealthy fight over something really silly.

momathome wrote on July 22, 2014, 3:14 PM

I received two emails this morning in response to previous bug reports saying that they were doing some big upgrades today to fix those and other issues that had been reported so that might be the reason it was down this morning.

Kementari wrote on July 22, 2014, 3:40 PM

Wow, defensive much. I was only stating what was clearly visible. I just tend not to like it when people say that aren't being something when their text clearly shows otherwise. At least you said please in the statement. Perhaps I misunderstood it as a statement of opinion versus a statement of command. It just didn't sound very "asky" is all.

As for nit picking - it's clear as day and anyone could have picked it up and they did, so don't get all over me about please :).

Kementari wrote on July 22, 2014, 3:42 PM

Oo, it would be really awesome to see some big updates. It is rather slow still at the moment, but every site has their slow days I guess.

momathome wrote on July 22, 2014, 3:51 PM

Kementari I'm guessing that is why, because they are installing the updates while the site is still active. Of course this will slow it down and cause a few glitches as back end programing is open and being changed. They could probably do it faster if they closed the site down to do it but of course if they do that, they will have to wait until its back on to see if it works properly (which could lead to more updates and rewriting) and of course everyone will be mad because its down so it's kind of a damned if you do damned if you don't situation.

AdrienneJenkins wrote on July 22, 2014, 4:44 PM

momathome Thanks for the site update on this thread. Lee -- this is EXACTLY why I opened up a thread for discussion. Per other banter back and forth --- yes, I could theoretically submit a trouble ticket to Bubblews and I have for other issues in the past. But as most of us know, the turnaround time on tech reports, etc. is not always 24 hours. It could take up to a week or longer or more.

What I appreciate both on Bubblews and this site is that I can open up a discussion and similar to some posts on Bubblews, everyone shares what they heard in response from Bubblews or did not hear. I think this kind of community support is awesome and I for one appreciate the updates and support.

AdrienneJenkins wrote on July 22, 2014, 4:49 PM

Here's hoping they fix the multi-photo post issue. Hope that's a priority.

momathome wrote on July 22, 2014, 5:08 PM

AdrienneJenkins I actually think the priority right this minute is the notifications, like issues, etc. But I do know that they have said that is in the works. I only had a few posts which were affected and I just pulled up my archive version and the new one, copied and the missing text and added it back into the new version.

bobo2500 wrote on July 22, 2014, 5:09 PM

I had a great day there on Sunday and then it all went to heck the past two days...sigh...just when things start to look up.

momathome wrote on July 22, 2014, 5:10 PM

AdrienneJenkins I actually didn't address the other comments directly on this post because I was so mad (okay -- actually I was PISSED) that I decided to calm down a bit and address those issues in a post of my own.

LeaPea2417 wrote on July 22, 2014, 5:45 PM

I have not had any problems there lately , hope it continues going well.

AliCanary wrote on July 22, 2014, 6:08 PM

It's not nitpicking, &CSMcClellan ; it came across just as clearly to me as a bossy attempt to shut Adrienne down, and I responded to you in kind, above. I'm with Kementari on this. Don't come on people's posts and tell them they are posting crap. That's rude and nasty, and you need to back off.

kdarrell wrote on July 22, 2014, 7:24 PM

Thanks for posting this for me. I'm going to take a real close look at this.

MaeLou wrote on July 22, 2014, 7:45 PM

Okay everyone, while everyone is entitled to their opinion, lets not forget to be respectful at the same time.

MaeLou wrote on July 22, 2014, 7:48 PM

This site was not created to be a "Bubblews Clone."

Chris-Humphreys wrote on July 22, 2014, 8:06 PM

Here's the thing. I saw Adrienne's post--this post--on Google Plus, and it led me here. I respect what Adrienne has to say. And it motivated me enough to go ahead and sign up for an account, just so I could leave a comment in support of what she does here. Now that I'm signed up, I'm sure to write and visit other articles here. The community grew by at least one due to Adrienne's post. So there is a benefit.

Thanks for your post Adrienne! :)

bestwriter wrote on July 22, 2014, 8:43 PM

We need to rally round PP so that it gains momentum. Yes. PP has no objection to writing about other sites but discretion is the better part of valour. We as members should be mature and enjoy each other's posts. We can share our experiences, our life, our journey, what we read, what we see, and finally share our knowledge on how to get the best deal in this world.

There are ways to share our knowledge,

And so AdrienneJenkins do tell us how to get where you have reached as I know you are one of the best writers I have known in sites such as these. I have watched you and salute you. May be a tutorial? But leave bubblews alone emoticon :smile: Have a nice day.

inertia4 wrote on July 22, 2014, 9:16 PM

&bestwritier One more thing about the other site, when I am there I never see people complaining about any other site, except for maybe Facebook. I have seen posts about Persona Paper there, but they are very few and far between. They were mainly people finding out about Persona Paper. And from my understanding, they are not too keen on people writing about other sites and or complaining about them there. So we shouldn't have to tolerate it here.

bestwriter wrote on July 22, 2014, 9:24 PM

This site is allowing writing and complaining about other sites. It is never done really as it vitiates the atmosphere here.

inertia4 wrote on July 22, 2014, 9:32 PM

&bestwritier well, I for one don't want to complain about the other site here or any other site for that matter. I like them both equally, I have said that many times. They are also no in any competition. I like to be here when I am here. I know these posts get the juices flowing and possibly makes people feel better about Persona Paper.

LoudMan wrote on July 22, 2014, 9:46 PM

bestwriter Perhaps you should re-read what she's saying. Often.

LoudMan wrote on July 22, 2014, 9:48 PM


LoudMan wrote on July 22, 2014, 9:51 PM

You'll get more cute pet pictures when the bums I try helping stop killing them. :(

LoudMan wrote on July 22, 2014, 9:56 PM

And I'm seeing the same as AliCanary and Kementari It read as bossy to me. But it could've been all in my head. I dunno. I don't really care, either. I got my coin, so, Go Texans!

PammyG wrote on July 23, 2014, 2:02 AM

That's a whole lot of posting, liking and commenting for one day -- particularly with a limit of only 10 posts per day!

LoudMan wrote on July 23, 2014, 10:08 AM

I've held off responding to this type of control-freak tendency I've notice among some, here on PP. Y'all only seem to start this kind of garbage when someone's post is, or could, do well. What's a matter? You jealous? Is that it? Seriously, I'm asking.

NicoleL5822 wrote on July 23, 2014, 11:44 AM

Those are great tips. I'm still confused on the front page. I guess it's just not like it was before. I still like the new platform though, but yes the like error seems to be quite intrusive. Thanks for the tips.

nitsbubb wrote on July 24, 2014, 7:19 AM

Yes, I have read the post of Porwest of ripping the hair off. I am sailing in the same boat. Thanks for your suggestions. Last time I posted the article and I got 2 'likes' lol I deleted that post and re-posted the same article.

oldies909 wrote on September 29, 2014, 7:43 PM

I love bubblws write there all the time. Thanks for the info!

scheng1 wrote on December 7, 2014, 12:59 AM

Bubblews errors have been on and off for a long time.

rana199426 wrote on December 10, 2014, 9:26 AM

So you're making 25 $ on here everyday or on bubblews? I kinda got confused :D but I'm happy for you! Stay focused.

Redrose1 wrote on January 2, 2015, 11:06 PM

Hi, I just joined here. I think I will like it here. I wondered where you went. I use to enjoy reading your articles at the other place, but now I am not at the other place. I hope to do well here. Happy New Years! Good to see you here.

grandma20121 wrote on January 11, 2015, 12:13 PM

I can honestly say I crossed over from bubblews but have not given up on the site, Im just looking around to see what other sites are about and how they work, I think is bubblews were given a chance things could improve, but im not here because of bubblews Im here to spread my writing and read other peoples writing too.

Glenn wrote on March 15, 2015, 4:43 PM

AdrienneJenkins - I found this article of yours from your Google+ post. Those constant server 504 errors were my first clue that Bubblews was poorly run. I expected that they were not serious with their business. It became clear in January when Arvind admitted they had no money to pay their debts, and they canceled pending redemptions.