Saturday, September 21, 2013

Maybe You Should Consider Joining Bubblews

When I first began Bubblews, I thought it would be primarily a writing platform similar to many on the lists of other sites that I was researching. I had read a number of posts and began to sense the personal blog-type aspect, but I had no idea of the extent of the community that Bubblews really is.

I love the flexibility of Bubblews. It is what you make it. If you're looking for a platform to publish articles about your particular niche, this is it. If you're looking for a social network, this is it. If you're looking for a blog platform, this is it. If you want to showcase your recipes, your crafts, or your poetry, this is it. If you're looking for advice, it's all here. Just post your question.

I never expected to make so many friends at Bubblews. I've gotten acquainted with a few people at Yahoo! Contributor Network, and have a tiny number at Squidoo with whom I interact mostly by reading and "liking" each other's work, and maybe exchanging a comment or two, so the social networking side of Bubblews caught me by surprise. Right off the bat, my very first commenter on my very first post has turned into a dear online friend. She helped introduce me to other "bubblers", many of whom I now consider friends. We read each other's posts and carry on conversations back and forth in the comment section, and I feel like I'm getting to know many of them quite well.

These are people I never would have met in the offline world. From Alabama to Alaska, California to Canada, some close to home, some around the world, and some in countries I have never even heard of. These are my new friends, and my world is richer for having met them.
And the icing on the cake? I not only get paid to write articles about anything I'm interested in, I get paid for carrying on conversations with my friends. I can be serious and professional if I want to, or I can share the latest cute thing my cat did. I can get paid for giving advice, or I can get paid for getting advice. (As of right now, I have earned nearly a dollar for asking a question I wanted an answer to, and that amount should continue to rise).

There is no pressure to perform. There are no deadlines. I can be as involved or uninvolved as I wish. I can obsess over research and search engine optimization and keywords to my little heart's desire (or not), or I can just write about my day. It is what I make it.

Maybe you love to write, but you had no idea where to share your words. Or maybe you just like to interact with people on line. Even if you aren't a serious writer, or don't even consider yourself a writer, you may want to consider Bubblews. If you enjoy posting your own thoughts on Facebook, you will like Bubblews. The posts must be your original work. No sharing someone else's words or pictures. Posts must be at least 400 characters, which is about the length of a short paragraph. So long as you avoid the usual prohibited content, such as pornography, you are free to write about anything you like. And unlike other social networks, you get paid for each view, like, and comment as long as you follow the rules, which are few.

With a lot of effort (or should I say a lot of fun?), you could earn a nice extra income if you are willing to put in the time to interact. Or you can just devote a little time to having fun, and bring home a few extra dollars. It's what you make it, but mostly it's fun. I should warn you, though. Bubbling is highly addictive.

If Bubblews sounds interesting to you, I encourage you to check it out. Read some of the posts. You'll find stories by people from all over the world. Some are professional writers. Many are not.
For more information, see my article "Why Should You Join Bubblews?" If you have a question, leave it in the comment section of the article and I'll try to answer it for you. You can also comment below.
If you're interested in reading what I've written so far on Bubblews, click here: OldRoadsOnceTraveled Profile Page.
If you'd like to join Bubblews, I would appreciate it is you would use my referral link. You aren't obligated to, but it would send an extra twenty cents my way. And if you do join, be sure to leave me a comment so I will have your profile link. I'd love to read what you have to say.

1 comment:

  1. It is a fantastic site. I have been on it since March. This is Susana from Bubblews.