Why it hurts me to say goodbye to Bubblews.

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@KnehKnah (3409)
Philippines
October 12, 2015 6:26pm CST
I came to know from a Facebook friend that it is possible to earn if you have the knack to write. She taught me how to log-in to Bubblews & find my way in. It was exciting, especially when I started to meet people there who were from different countries! I had the fun of my life as I began reading & learning about culture, practices & relationship as those were written so well & so entertaining. Many nights, I was up, not writing much but just reading, smiling, laughing, crying, wondering, getting mad & all emotions popping up as I read posts. Then, I found my day was not complete if I will not log-in to Bubblews. That went on & on for months. The joy was always there! More, when paypal said Bubblews sent me cash! The money Bubblews sent me brought happiness to me & my loved ones. We offered a Thanksgiving Mass out of it before spending each cent of it on needs of our kids. Then the changes happened. It was disturbing for me because the thousands connections I had decreased in number so fast! I learned later that those were the plagiarists & scammers. But, when I can no longer see some of my dear friends as I logged-in again, I started asking why? Some, explained in their behalf. Accordingly, they left the site because they were not paid, that they were deceived, etc. I haven't been paid by Bubblews too. In fact, I also waited for the P25kplus that it said will send me. That amount did not reach me. But I still went back to Bubblews & wrote & had fun with dear friends there. Tho' there are just 25 or lesser of them now. Twas sad for me. I still wished those who left will still come back. But, until now, they haven't. I missed them. But I am still happy because a few of the thousands I used to have are still there. That's why it hurts me to say goodbye to Bubblews.
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@DianneN (42145)
• United States
16 Oct 15
I agree with @much2say. That reminds me, I want to visit some dear friends who haven't made the change.
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@KnehKnah (3409)
• Philippines
22 Oct 15
I still visit there.
@Gina145 (3889)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
13 Oct 15
It hurt me in the beginning too, but luckily most of my friends are now at myLot. I wouldn't go back to Bubblews if they started paying again because I don't like sites that cheat people.
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@KnehKnah (3409)
• Philippines
13 Oct 15
I tried to understand Bubblews when it did not send my my P25kplus. But what I can no longer understand is, why did it suddenly turn silent, when I thought all the while that it is on the great road to recovery?
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@Gina145 (3889)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
13 Oct 15
@KnehKnah After so many people had been cheated I didn't ever consider the chance of it recovering. Once it had done so much damage to its reputation it would have been really hard to fix it.
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@KnehKnah (3409)
• Philippines
13 Oct 15
@Gina145 Some of our former friends there say the same thing. It is just sad.
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@OneOfMany (8816)
• United States
12 Oct 15
I was able to actually log in there today without errors. But it's painful to be there.
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@KnehKnah (3409)
• Philippines
12 Oct 15
Just been there too, minutes ago. It's so quiet. I felt so sad again, so this post. :(
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• United States
12 Oct 15
Maybe that's a hopeful sign.
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@OneOfMany (8816)
• United States
12 Oct 15
@KnehKnah Of course a lot of people have been bogged down by errors, and another bubble user decided to leave that site today (Choccolate) and I told her to come this way. Who knows if she will see the message or not. @Connie People being paid would be the hopeful sign!
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@much2say (30270)
• United States
12 Oct 15
I was debating or not to leave, but looks like they have made it easier for me to decide. I haven't completely severed the ties as I still poke my head in every now and then (well, whenever I am able to get it). The thing is, we aren't able to function there properly, and there is no way I will ever make it to payout they way it is going. And then we're not even sure we will ever get compensated anyway (sorry, I've had enough of that). Thank goodness for myLot though. A bunch of people from the other place have migrated here and we are happy here - we've been able to reunited with friends, have a good time, and will get paid when we get there. Oh, by the way, I was SmilePie at the other place!
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@KnehKnah (3409)
• Philippines
13 Oct 15
It's nice to meet you here too, my dear SmilePie! I retained my username & avatar there because I know you'll easily recognize me thru these. Been meeting some former dear friends there, here. I hope to meet more of them! Re, payout in Bubblews. I think, in case it regains its glory, I might be able to redeem in 2018.
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@much2say (30270)
• United States
13 Oct 15
@KnehKnah I recognized you right away! I have to reintroduce myself because people won't know who I was. I used to be on this site before the other place - so it was a name I already had. I guess I could change it to SmilePie - but I just want to leave that name over there. I'm sure you will find many friends here! Yah, I think I just might be able to redeem over there the same year as you!!
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@MALUSE (23626)
• Denmark
14 Oct 15
I can second this. --- Why have you changed your user name? It's so much easier to find old online buddies if they keep their user name and/or avatar.
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@antonbunot (7786)
• Calgary, Alberta
15 Oct 15
I am not saying goodbye to Bubblews! From now on I will spend more time here than over there.
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@KnehKnah (3409)
• Philippines
15 Oct 15
Me, neither. I will visit Bubblews for as long as it remains.
@delyaj30 (620)
• Quezon City, Philippines
11 Nov 15
i still visit bubblews once in a while julito
@delyaj30 (620)
• Quezon City, Philippines
22 Oct 15
Bubblews was my first writing site although i dunno how to write. I just push even i am not good in English grammars. I paid twice only and i lost $170 which i earned for three months. Now the site is silent and i lost my interest. But on the other side i thanks bubblews because i meet virtual friends there including you Ate @Knehknah
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@KnehKnah (3409)
• Philippines
11 Nov 15
Same thing with me, my dear Neneng Dhel. And, even if I am so at home now in myLot, Bubblews will still be my No. 1 home in the virtual writing world. Re, being not good writers. We will all be. Maybe we will never be as good as most of our friends but we will get better. All we need is time.
@salonga (27264)
• Philippines
16 Oct 15
I understand your feeling. Your experience is also the experience of all of us. Bubblews was once a lovely place to stay and the friendship we built there is just so hard to just leave, but we can't keep working and allow the cheaters to earn from us. We can always transfer to a place where we don't get cheat and can still enjoy each other.
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@KnehKnah (3409)
• Philippines
22 Oct 15
You are right, my dear.
@suziecat7 (3085)
• Asheville, North Carolina
14 Oct 15
I'm not quite an ex-Bubbler yet but I don't spend too much time there anymore. It saddens me that they let such a wonderful site go. Good to see everyone here.
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@KnehKnah (3409)
• Philippines
14 Oct 15
I am neither, yet. Although I am still hoping for Bubblews to rise above this predicament. Some say it won't be long & it will sink already. It makes me so sad. I hope its Admin will still do something to revive the site!
@MALUSE (23626)
• Denmark
14 Oct 15
Many ex-bubblers share your feelings.
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@KnehKnah (3409)
• Philippines
14 Oct 15
I've read from a lot of them. You are right. And it makes me really sad for Bubblews.
@LadyDuck (90796)
• Switzerland
13 Oct 15
I am not coming back because the site is too slow, I get an error every time I try to read a post, I am unable to comment... I see no reason to come back.
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@KnehKnah (3409)
• Philippines
13 Oct 15
I understand you, my dear Anna.
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@allknowing (52730)
• India
13 Oct 15
I have not deleted my account as I do not feel the need to
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@KnehKnah (3409)
• Philippines
13 Oct 15
Neither did I, my friend. In case Bubblews shuts down, whatever I had with it will go with it. What will be left to me are the happy memories with our dear friends there.
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• United States
13 Oct 15
'tis most sad indeed 'n i'm grateful fer the opportunity it gave - i'd ne'er met yerself 'n some others that i hold so dear. seems the plagiarists 're rampant once more. i jest left there myself 'n flagged 4 from the 'latest' page :( all were new accounts, jest started today so hopefully they'll be tended to quickly. call me stubborn, but i aint givin' up'n the place yet. i dislike how they've treated folks, due to their own inability to run a business proper - but there's still some've my flowers left in the garden 'n those i shall not abandon. , i keep ya in my heart always, dear one!
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@KnehKnah (3409)
• Philippines
13 Oct 15
Thank you again for keeping me always in your heart, my dearest Manay! Lab yah! Re, Bubblews. I can't stop myself from not visiting it. Just like what you said, it was where we met & became like family. And we still have our dear friends there, waiting for a better Bubblews. I hope it will still come true.
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@cahaya1983 (5349)
• Malaysia
13 Oct 15
Sigh. Those were the days. I left not because I didn't get paid (I received every single payment) but because there were so many issues and I just couldn't see any future with that site. Plus, most of the people I know are no longer there.
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@KnehKnah (3409)
• Philippines
13 Oct 15
I'm glad because you were paid. Most of my former dear friends there never got a cent. Although some said they were not there for the money, still they got hurt when they were not given what they believed they deserved to receive too.
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@marlina (50841)
• Canada
13 Oct 15
Adding to the previous post: I am MIMIMI over there.
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@KnehKnah (3409)
• Philippines
13 Oct 15
Hi, MIMIMI! Am really glad to see you here too!
@marlina (50841)
• Canada
13 Oct 15
I still have one foot there, but it is certainly not the Bubblews that we loved before.
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@KnehKnah (3409)
• Philippines
13 Oct 15
Me too. And you're right, it's no longer the Bubblews I learned to love more, after the changes.
@connierebel (1586)
• United States
12 Oct 15
I'm not ready to say goodbye to Bubblews. As long as they don't shut down the site, there's still hope that they might start paying again. I like the blog-type atmosphere there.
@sallypup (15645)
• Moses Lake, Washington
12 Oct 15
I miss really letting 'er rip when it comes to really writing. Here I do not get that feel. Its more of a talk fest here- I like it but it is not the same.
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@KnehKnah (3409)
• Philippines
12 Oct 15
Neither am I, my dear. But, how could Bubblews still survive if, accordingly, its Admins are no longer there?
@KnehKnah (3409)
• Philippines
12 Oct 15
@sallypup I understand what you mean.
@sofssu (14871)
14 Oct 15
All good things come to an end and so do all bad things. C'est la vie.
@KnehKnah (3409)
• Philippines
14 Oct 15
Inevitably, they do.
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