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I agree with some of this, especially the thing about connections. I have never understand why so many want every body they can find to connect. The notifications just increase is all I have really noticed from upping the connections. Unfortunately we have to find our connections more or less one by one. There is no list. The number at the bottom of the page is the number who have connected to you, which I don't see any way to control.

Also with no text showing up, as far as I am concerned profile comments are basically an irritation rather than a help. I don't know why people keep leaving them personally. I know that is in opposition to part of your post, so it is what it is. :)

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Love your number one thought... it happens on every writing site.. all these sites wan tyou to have connections orsubscribers and often ther e are no tools to block the cruddy connections that siphon off your stuff.

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An excellent post, and yes number 3 is truly shocking lol :)

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Very informative and true! Thanks for sharing! :)

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Excellent article! Thank you so much for the information!

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In other words there is no secret. It takes hard work and dedication.

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Thank you so much for this information :) I try to stay on top of it with all my connections to like and comment on their posts.

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You've hit the nails on their heads. Cliche.

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i understood all the other points except the second one, you mean that i should create a blog where i am going to put my posts there to, or just the links that will send my visitors to bubble?

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&Began1988 Recently the activity levels on the site have dropped a bit due to server issues, bugs, and whatever else is going on. It used to be much better, now it's reasonable. Trying to communicate and interact is all it's about. :)

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I have noticed a lot of my connections "suck." I haven't seen any post similar posts to mine, but I haven't really been watching out for that. I wish there was a fast way to just see all your connections, and quickly disconnect from them.

I always try to leave good comments on other peoples posts everyday, though I don't think I make it up to 25 each day. But I don't leave any of the aggravating comments like "nice post" or "interesting" when they clearly haven't read the post. I will definitely start disconnecting from people who do this on my posts (if I'm even connected with them in the first place).

I always try to right interesting, interactive posts - and I rarely reach 10 a day - but I still don't seem to have the activity on my posts that others are fortunate to get, no matter what I write about! I'm just waiting for the Bubblews luck to hit me!

"Nice post, interesting." ;P

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Great info sharing your thoughts with positive results is encouraging

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Great info sharing your thoughts with positive results is encouraging

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Great info sharing your thoughts with positive results is encouraging

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Great info sharing your thoughts with positive results is encouraging

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Thanks for sharing this information. Very helpful stuff.

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Hey! I appreciate this information. I am new here, and I am a full-time writer. Your information has been useful, especially the point about posting useful articles. It's also interesting that you don't think 10 articles a day is necessary. Do you get similar results by posting 5 articles as opposed to 10 (assuming of lesser quality, as you say)?

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Thank you for the well though out tips and ideas

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yah. totally right. all points are right.
thanks for sharing this.
one of my connection whom I rarely visit now can relate to number 5. he keeps on posting 10 posts and day.
he's been interacting the bubblers who commented in his post but I can't see him in some bubbler's post. and his post is like just so short and he won't even some more details about it which makes me uninterested about it.

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Thank you for the great information. I'm going to start applying everything you state.

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Really interesting post. It has made me think carefully about people I will connect with in future.

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I think that only a quarter of your connections are active. So I have around 400 connections, of which 100 or so post regularly. Of those who leave comments on my profile, most are discounted because they either don't write about subjects that interest me, have no bio or just appear to be connection farmers. I post once or twice a day and try to read around other things, like commuting when I'm in work, or job applications when I'm not. It's difficult to see who I may be connected to who isn't posting now as I started my regulars list earlier this month and of course you can't see people who connected to you but with whom you are not connected.

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You nailed it. These points are brilliant. I may take up blogging to back-link to my pages.

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Great advice my friend. Looks like I still have a long way to go. :))

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I'm almost brand spanking new, so I have yet to develop a strategy, but you make excellent points! Thanks for taking the time to share useful information! :)

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I super like this post! I'm new here at bubblenews and I'm not really sure about what to do. Thank you for the post! Have a nice Pinky day! ;**

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I like this. I am really trying to figure it out here and am going to follow this advice concerning connections...time to shake down the riff raff;D

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Though this was written some three months ago it is still very useful. Thanks!

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Excellent info, thanks for sharing it
with us ((hugs)) ♥

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&Woodstreetsgardens Sorry, I mistyped your member name below. :)

&Huckaberry I'm glad that you joined the site! Taking it slow makes sense. I hope that you have had a wonderful time so far.

&vbchica14 Thank you for reading! I hope that this advice does prove helpful for many. :)

&LilBlackDress Oh it does sound sexy doesn't it?? Massive cash.. say it with me... ooohhhh.. massive!

&jacqui32 Thank you! I hope these tips have proven helpful. :)

&Sharhost Thank you for reading! Have you been having a lovely day?

&GameDestroyerz I'm glad that you liked the information I presented here. Hopefully it has proven helpful. :)

&JenVarsity Lol, you are just so terrible! Almost as terrible as me for not replying... which is weird since I was sure I replied to this comment at least twice now. I wonder if my comments are disappearing? Hmm...? Anyway, I love your detailed explanation of what you do. I agree it would be nice to see ALL notifications but hey.. maybe it is for our own sanity? Hmm....

&materfelis Thank you so much for your comment. I am glad that you like this post so much. :) I hope that it has helped at least a few people here.

&parttimer Thank you for reading. I hope you find these tips useful. :)

&MommyMisfortune You are absolutely right! There are lots of ways to produce quality content. :)

&sparkles29 Absolutely! While I love the idea of writing ten quality posts per day. I think it is best to focus on best quality if you want to earn money. I waffle back and forth in that respect, though. lol

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&mich17 Thank you. I am glad that you liked these tips. :)

&MoHiPam It takes time to build up quality connections. You're probably doing just fine. :) Thank you for the lengthy and interesting comment. :)

&foxygal lol. If only all my other posts were this awesome. I'd be a +Bubblews-billionaire :) Thank you for reading!

&sodafizz Thank you. I am glad you liked it. :)

&woodstreet gardens I'm glad that you liked them. It can be a daunting task to become highly active on a site, but it is worth it I think.

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wow.thanks for sharing it. I will keep them in mind.

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I'm still sort of new to Bubblews and really trying to do this right. I'm honestly not going out there and requesting connections with everyone. I just don't have the time for that. What I am doing is trying to post quality stuff. I rely heavily on people's comments. You are right on the money with that. I don't expect my good connections to comment every single time I post...that's ridiculous. I comment on people's articles because I want them to know I appreciate the post. I never request a connection at all until I've read at least two posts that interest me and out of those two I will leave at least one good comment. I hope my strategy works because I don't even have 300 connections yet. LOL

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226 comments on this post, somebody is popular!

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Excellent explanation for new and old Bubblers.

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Very good tips. It has been quite a while since I've been active on a writing site. These are all good reminders of things I should be doing. Well done.

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Hey, thanks for the awesome help. I've only been online a few weeks, my business partner made me do it. This place is crazy fun. I'm taking it slow and looking for more off the wall people like me. Enjoy reading your stuff. Peace!

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I will try and heed your caution, Thank you. Great article.

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&Scottf13 Thanks for the great post. Sorry I haven't connected with you before! I'll be reading!!

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Thank you for this information. Its going to be really helpful in me improving my posting and hopefully allow me to make a little more in the day. Always a plus lol.

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I can't believe all this time on Bubblews and I've never read your top post. LOL. What a terrible connection I am, haha, you better not delete me :) You are very right though, many connections are just "connections" and they never do anything. I keep a list of connections I see constantly interacting with me and I try to keep up with their posts. I wish there was a place I could see ALL of my notifications or that I could at least keep the ones I felt were pertinant. Oh well, maybe someday, until then, I will continue to use the ole pen and paper and yes, that is figuratively speaking, I definitely do not used a pen and paper, I use MS Excel. :)

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Terrific post - one of the best I've read so far! Thanks very much for your very helpful suggestions. I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts!

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&Scottf13 Very good point. Personal posts can be quality though....as can educational or any other category. It is all in the content and the way it is written ;-)

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&sparkles29 It is sad, isn't it? I understand people being busy, but seriously.. say hi now and then, at least once a week. How hard is that?

&mbradleymccauley Thank you! I hope that this proves to be as useful to people as you say. :)

&SerenityPositivity Thank you too!

&MommyMisfortune I hope that it does as well. I like to mix and match quality with personal things. The quality posts give you more chances to earn later, the personal posts give you more money up front. :)

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Great advice. I am currently trimming down my connections list, as many of them never like or comment at all!

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Great article. I hope the quality posts idea hit home to some ;-)

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Excellent information, well written, to the point good details. Bubblewers will learn and earn by reading this. Thanks

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&Mollyismad I am glad that you liked it. :)Fried spam can be awesome. :)

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Hey, I like fried Spam! Great article. You have made some solid points.

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&RavenWriter Thank you for reading! I am glad that you found this post to be so useful. :)

&sylviadascalu :) Thank you for reading!

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&Porwest Thank you for reading. I am glad that you find this post insightful and interesting. :)

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Insightful and interesting information for a newbie such as I. Thanks for the insight.

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&TheresaWiza Aww, thank you! I work from home so I have nothing but time. lol. Thank you for reading, and for stroking my ego. My ego becomes lonely without enough intrigued individuals fawning over it. :)

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Wow! 197 comments! Bravo! I'm one of those people who rarely has time to get online (too much life?) but when I do I try to connect with those people who connected with me. What that means is that sometimes I don't connect with 95% of the people who have connected with me. So I keep a list of people with whom I want to maintain a connection. So far I've been unable to run down my list, because I'm spending so much time adding them and, well, just living. One day I might be able to devote my time to just writing, but with so many life events occurring daily, I don't see that happening any time soon. Never think I'm ignoring you. You're an excellent writer (had to laugh just then because that comment reminded me of Rain Man – I'm an excellent driver) – anyway, thanks for writing so many meaningful posts. It's so refreshing to read from someone who writes so well.

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&SheriFaye People become rather surprised when they realize just what they can earn here.

&apples26 Because she is destined to do so! :P She was chatting with me on my blue hair post and now she has to dye her hair pink whether she wants to or not.

&Heatherette Thank you! :)

&Mesha Yes, yes you are. :P It's already decided! So, there!

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&SheriFaye People become rather surprised when they realize just what they can earn here.

&apples26 Because she is destined to do so! :P She was chatting with me on my blue hair post and now she has to dye her hair pink whether she wants to or not.

&Heatherette Thank you! :)

&Mesha Yes, yes you are. :P It's already decided! So, there!

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&Scottf13 lol yes I am more than one apple ;) I'm curious....why should &Mesha dye her hair pink lol

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Good advice! Today is the first day I have really concentrated on this site and can already see the wisdom of your words! Thanks!

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&apples26 Sorry, forgot your 's' you are more than one apple!

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&apple26 Thank you! Weeding the bubble garden can be worth it! If nothing else you knock down all those notifications.

&Mesha I hope it works out well for you! Thank you for reading.. now go dye your hair pink!

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Lol funny but true. Thanks for the post...time to weed :)

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lol the first one was real funny. I will take your advice. Great post!

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&gwapamama Thank you so much! :)

&Annie. Yeah, it's sad. I tend to think that like about half of 1% of connections like and comment on a given post because of the timing and other things. They might not be online, might not know it exists. Still, it would be nice to interact more.

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&geo_skumpik Thank you. I'm glad that you like it.

&enfroya Yes, posts that are helpful and have useful information do tend to do very well. :)

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Nice post, also I've noticed that posts like this seem to do very well.

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&kimbesa I'm glad that this helped you! I hope that you make many happy bubbles here! :)

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Outstanding! Exactly what I need to know to make better headway on Bubblews...thanks!

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Outstanding! Exactly what I need to know to make better headway on Bubblews...thanks!

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&maedot Thank you for reading. I hope that they prove helpful!

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worth reading. thanks for posting and sharing these tips! :)

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You are a friendly Bubbler and a helpful one too! You have really opened my eyes and I'm helpful for it!

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Great post! I'm kind of selective of who I connect with. They don't need to be a top notch writer, just good people.

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&katlashes if you plan to weed at all, now would be the time. It's a lot easier now. lol. The problem is that it isn't the people who've connected with you that are time suckers. It is the people you connected to that are. You won't know who they are unless you keep a least. lol. So you have to check them when they pop up in your notifications. It's harder when you have more people you chose to connect with.

&princess.camilla28 I hope that these tips do help you. :) Thank you for reading! :)

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This is so very true... I like the facts that you share in this article. This would help a lot as well in my bubblews journey. :) thanks for posting!

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"weeks might go by without so much as a peep from them, but you go and you look at their posts frequently because you connected with them as well. These are time suckers."

I just joined Bubblews less than a week ago and I'm already noticing this. I don't know if it's too early for me to "weed out" my connections, but I'm thinking that maybe I should start now while I have less than 200. :|

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&Alrady You're right in that there are many reasons why someone may have similar topics. When it is a hot topic current events sort of deal it's expected. however, when it's something obscure and the new post pops up the same day then it can be annoying. The link to the other person's post can help alleviate some of the irritation, though.

Also, thank you! You rock for reading it! :)

&kendido Good job. If they aren't doing anything period it won't matter, but if they do a lot of posting but don't ever interact with you they do nothing but make it harder to see the people who are.

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You're right about connections that are redundant. They are ttotal waste of time. I am trying to weed them off.

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Especiallly #1 para 2... .now once in a while it is going to happen and that is why I try to have unique stuff that people can't use without me knowing they used it. There are going to be accidental mind mashes - like my article on The Fox - I had unique (I thought) perspective on why it was absurd. I wrote entire article then wen tto find my back up related articles on bubbs.... and sure enough one other person had same unique thought ONE MONTH EARLIER. ... so I included anyway but toned my down a bit and clarified why we thought that way and linked the other article in. That is mind mesh as I call it.

BUT ********* like you mention too many copy topics just because they THINK someone has researched key hot stuff. Other times it happens becuase IT IS HOT TOPIC (like the boston marathon bombing). SO I am careful and watch to see how much is copied and have secret ways I deal with it.

YOUR ARTICLE rocks.; )

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&carsonmcqueen I agree about connecting with people who have posts that you like. If their posts are interesting then you will feel like being more sociable. That shows and more people want to connect with you then. :)

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This post is very detailed and insightful. I would surely benefit from this as a beginner. I'd make it a point to connect with people whose posts I truly like. Thanks for sharing these tips!

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&mermaid629 Thank you! I am glad that you like it!

&LilBlackDress I've considered going that route. I am just uncertain about how to do it properly. I am still looking into it. :)

&gemstonebrain Thank you! Tell the world! Maybe I'll get those likes. lol. Thank you for reading. :)

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Very nice tips. I am a writer and have a number of eBooks that do very well.
Have you tried that yet? I think you would do well with it.

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Now this is the kind of post worth reading! Thank you!

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&msriddle20131 lol. I love your response, "I don't know what these things are but I'm gonna make it happen!" Lol. awesome. :) Thank you for reading.

&Mslei Thank you. Quality is better, but if you can make a great quantity of quality posts that is even better. :)

&sosbor13 Thank you for reading. Welcome to Bubblews. I hope you have many happy bubbles. :)

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This is awesome advice, especially about Squidoo, Hubpages, and YouTube. I don't know what the first two are, but I am going to find out, and make it happen. Thanks so much for sharing this!

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i agree that good quality post is much better than just quantity..

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&dreamertink thank you! :)

&maryanne1412 You are exactly right. I've had people leaving comments that say NICE ONE.. and it would be a post about a family tragedy. lol.

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I love this. Also, don't be a robot by liking posts without reading them and leaving the same generic comment "Nice post. Interesting. I love your posts." Keep it genuine, folks! <3

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&elvaro Bubblews is a wonderful thing. I am glad that this post helped you. :)

&Lejouack That's a very good idea. I tend to try and just remember people who highly interest me. I might need to make a list too.

&Champagne Thank you. I am glad these suggestions worked so well for you!

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These were all realistic and insightful suggestions, and should be a recipe to work for anyone. It was a well-written and helpful post for all writers, I would think. Thank you.

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I do worry sometimes that I am missing notifications from my best connections so I am compiling a list of the people whose posts I look forward to and look at these peoples recent posts first before sifting through notifications.

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Thank you for a very interesting post, especially about the connections. There are many things I still do not understand here on Bubblews. (My own fault as I have been here on and off since I signed up a few months ago,) But I am willing to learn and commit now, so I am always glad to find posts like these.

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&bruceabussell Thank you! I am glad you like them!

&Sasha I am glad you like them. I hope they help!

&omostar Thank you! I'm glad you liked it. The time suckers can be an issue, but in the end, if you don't feel a desire to sift through your connections, you can also just ignore them. :)

&Mr.Prince I'm glad that you like them! You're welcome. :)

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WOW, This is a very interesting and fact filled bubblews bubble. I 100% agree with your point especially the time suckers.

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this is really good advice, especially about the connections.

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&FloridaBeachLover I tend to go check people out. If they seem reasonably interesting and legitimate then I connect and look at their posts. Sometimes it is easy to tell that someone is breaking rules badly just by their profile.

&Graceful thank you!

&Courtney thank you. I am glad they are useful to you. :)

&hugs lol. They don't always suck.. sometimes they hit reverse and they blow. I guess they need to keep their engine of stupid in shape or something. :)

&x0MandyLynn0x I am so glad that it is helping you out! The best people to get people to like your posts is to write interesting stuff. You don't have to worry about people liking YOU, because you're adorable. Therefore, it is a give. :)

&dreamycakes Thankfully, the notifications stop after 200. You'll see that thousands of things have happened but can only sift the last 200 or so. It almost seems like a waste.

&Dayweaver True, it would be nice to be able to track views by viewer. Can you imagine how bad notifications would be if we could, though? "X viewed your post, Y viewed your post, Z viewed your post....etc". lol

&j.lynnward Thank you. I am glad you liked them.

&yania227 Thank you! :)

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Awesome advice.useful information. I'm glad you mention this. I often wonder should we connect with everyone who tries to connect with us? Not everyone who connects leave comment and out of those that like how many actually read your post. [generally speaking]

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A lot of good advice here! Thanks for sharing!

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very true... others only suck and suck and suck lol

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This was very informal! Thanks for sharing, stuff like this really helps me out since I just joined Bubblews yesterday and I'm trying to figure out ways to better myself on here! And earn easier, also to get people to 'like' me and my posts. :)

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You have some good ideas. It's too bad we can't keep track of the "views" also! I wonder how many of those following me don't comment or like my posts but do view my posts?

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&madbunnyXD The sad truth is that you probably can't read everything that everyone posts. You will miss most of them because of the notification limit. You can try to keep up with as many people as possible, however.

&Greenspoint56 thank you. :)

&Lhey I hope that they do prove useful for you! You're welcome. :)

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Cool article. How do you deal with having lots of connections though? D: It's hard to read everyone's articles when your connections are getting bigger .

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I'm finding the same thing to be true with connections. Your number of connections can grow, but that doesn't mean that you'll make more money. You have to maintain connections with the people who really matter. The good connections vs those just looking to connect and not interact with you.

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Thank you for sharing your points! I'll surely keep them in mind :)

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perfect one !! now my task for the day is to list down 'time sucker' connections :)

i am happyposting 2-3 bubbles a day. More than it ... seems necessary

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&DeeMarie this means that you're a good connection. If people aren't on a lot that's understandable if they don't interact with people as much as others. It's the people that can take the time to post 10 times in a day but never even seem like they look at anyone else's posts that are annoying. I don't require someone to look at or even acknowledge my posts exist. I would like the occasional hello or some sort of sign that you actually have a reason to connect with me or that I didn't waste my time trying to see what they are about.

&christ4moms I don't think there is a way to check the people viewing posts specifically. It's possible that some connections do look at most posts but don't interact.

&stajia I don't require anyone to like my posts, but I would at least like a hello now and then. lol. You are right about the signs of people not looking at your posts.

&jabo I agree completely. If they can take the time to post 10 times they can take the time to say hello to SOMEONE.

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Good advice particularly about time sucking connections. A big sign that someone isn't interested in what you are writing is when they connect to you but haven't liked any of your posts. Why connect if you don't like what I'm writing? I don't connect to anyone without reading at least two of their posts and seeing if I like them.

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I think I'm going to do some disconnecting too. but first, I'm going to make a list of the people who do like and comment on my posts!
Is there a way to see the people who just view my posts?

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I have been on this site for just a little over a month. Today is the 1st time I have written 3 post in a day ! I just dont really have the time to write more .Plus I dont want to just post to say hello and thats it .I have Facebook for that. I have enjoyed being on this site and still learning the ropes .
I try to comment,like, and read a few articles with everyone that connects with me. I find reading there profile page also helps gettting to know the writer so we can connect better. Thanks for the very helpful article &Scottf13 From Happy Bubbler in Florida :)

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Thanks for the advice. I've got connections who connected with me on my very first day, post 10 articles a day, but not a word from them for me. I don't expect much, just a sign that they have visited my page. Anyway, I'm off to do some disconnecting.

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&ladyinredenergy True, it would be a monumental undertaking at this point to clear them all out. I suppose the best method would be to ignore them since they don't seem to notice you either.

&WandaJulian Thank you. I am glad to have provided something useful!

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&marsha4852 That does not make you a bad connection. That makes you awesome. A bad connection is basically someone who violates rules or who does not really interact with anyone other than maybe to comment on something that someone else commented about on their own posts.

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&TToombs08 Your notifications list will thank you. I may need to do it again soon too. :)

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I've noticed I am connected to a lot of bubblers that only post and never respond to my comments. Yep, might be a good time to thin the herd a tad. ;) Great tips!

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Awesome advice I'm still new so I'll take all the good advice I can get.

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I got tons of followers right away &Scottf13 . I think part of it may have been because of all of my cute kitty photos and strange stories, but they wouldn't have found me without the blog hops. The biggest one was the A to Z, which is a big yearly event. I actually started my blog the same day the challenge started, on May 1, 2013. The next biggest one to get me a lot of exposure was a special one from DLHammons called the Blog Blitz. I got blitzed, and that gave me even more followers. I've also accepted all the blog awards I can manage (which is actually another way to help your blog and other get recognized). I've done a few other random hops that were also a lot of fun, such as one about monsters.

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&kristen that certainly seems like a good thing to do! How well has it worked for you?

&adrianne72 It is always a good thing to have options! A new blog takes time to catch on but once it does, look out world!

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I'll be creating a blog this week just for my Bubblews posts!

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&Scottf13 : Thanks. :) I guess they are not really "rings" in the old sense, but "blog hops." I used the wrong term there. I did the blog A to Z challenge, some monster challenge, the photo challenges are every month, which I do either on Instagram or my blog, etc. There are all sorts of fun themes that help you to remember things from your past and be creative in your writing. :)

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&photogal Thank you! I am glad that you liked it. :)

&brunagirl I hope that it proves useful in the future. Thank you for reading. :)

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&shaekelly31 Thank you! I'm glad you liked what I had to offer here. I have never been one to sugar coat anything if I can help it.

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I love the fact that you sugar coat nothing. You are absolutely right.

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&hugh It all depends on how active those connections are. They may be worthwhile people but we can't be completely active with everyone no matter how much we want to be.

&Rosher Hubpages isn't an issue because that is one of the places that I have directly linked from and that includes the Interview of &Arvind . High-profile sites like those mentioned don't seem to be an issue. It is shady sites and sites with low respectability that they question. Example: scottiefutch.hubpages.com/hub/Write-Your-World-Arvind-Dixit-Interviewed-on-the-Rise-of-Bubblewscom

&something_clean Thank you. Yeah, you really don't see it much except for people referring this site. I don't think that would count as much as creating links to specific articles. The 10 post limit was made so that people wouldn't post hundreds of 1 liner posts or photos at a time. They used to do that. 10 was the hard limit after that. If they can create unique and interest conversations 10 times a day then good for them, but otherwise it's overkill.

&JadeCat Thank you! I am glad that it will make you think. Many people don't realize that socializing makes more for you on this site than anything else really.

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Thank you for such a great post. I absolutely agree with you. Some people only connect because they want you to make money for them, but unfortunately things work both ways. Those connections don't really understand the whole concept. You have given so much info on this post, and it will definitely give me food for thought.

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2. "Create Blog Posts About Your Bubblews Posts" about other social sites except for those prepared by bubblews like Facebook, Twitter, Google, Tumbler. Just thinking if bubblews is accepting traffics like in Blogger, Hubpages, YouTube, and Squidoo? How sure it is that bubblews will not question traffics on those social sites I mentioned?

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I always felt like that myself, that having more connection doesnt necessarily mean you'll make more money.

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the big turn off for blog fanbases is the amount of crass on here to be honest its so sad i may donate my 5 dolla s to fox and call this a tortilla. not a great deal of interest this side of the pond . bloody snobs over here still prefer paper...

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Great tips! Thanks so much for sharing your insight!

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Sounds great..Its helpful..Nice to know...I like your post ! :) +Scottf13

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Nice food for thought. What you say makes a lot of sense.

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Love your post. I like learning how to do better!

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I agree with all except the last part, 10 post a day isn't over posting if it is quality content.

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hope this is useful to me. thanks for the information^^

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Quite frankly this is one of the best posts I have read, perhaps the best ever specifically about Bubblews. I liked everything about it, specific, informative well written. This was well worth reading, certainly not fluffy. When I say thank you, I think I speak for many people to come. Thank You.

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Wow! Great advice indeed. I haven't notice it yet regarding bad connections. I'll take time to check on them once in a while. Thank you.

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hello there.. i think your making a good point here.. i also could not understand why some people think that writing or posting articles a day is a good practice... i'm glad i read you post.. ^_^

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This is really great insight and information on how one can maximize their success on Bubblews.

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wow this is amazing! i love it! hope this also works for me.. thank you very much for sharing the information.. :)

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i do number 5 and i think ill consider number 1 thanks for this great advice.

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In my case I did the Bubblews posting after getting my own account at Blogger.

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Scott - Perhaps you're right but I didn't think they allowed it. I'll have to check into it.

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&ladydeonne Thank you. I am pleased that you found it to your liking. :)

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Your post is very spot on,esp your take on connections.

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Great ideas though HubPages will not let you link to here, I don't think.

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&AliCat It's good to be on solid footing with people who actually want to see what you are doing with your bubbles. Some people might not be active a lot but if they have time to post ten times a day but I never hear from them after that first day then it begins to make me wonder. I mean, if someone decided that since I never read, like, or comment their stuff I am a bad connection I wouldn't be hurt by that. They would be correct due to the fact that I don't care enough about their bubbles to bother looking at them.

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The concept you have is good. The only thing I would disagree with is disconnecting because they "suck". I don't know about you , but my notifications only show 200, which includes all the comments on posts you have commented on. This leads to the question---who interacted while I slept? Did some of these connections you refer to as suck-actually interact and like your posts while you slept? Your profile page only shows the last five comments--do you go back through the comments to see if maybe some of these "suck" connections may have commented on your profile? I view ALL connections as valuable, maybe they are all not making me money, but I am not just here for the money--I like the community and find it a lot like family. Some family members don't carry their weight everyday but you don't get rid of them. If you read, like, and comment on theirs, they will get the idea and reciprocate.

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&Funnygirl make certain that the name is not attached to anything. Example: &Scottf13 will fork. &scottf13. will not. The comment you left for me had my name spelled as &scottf13you had there been such a member it would have linked to them. :) The same is true for the +Tags the ( + ) will not work right if a punctuation is attached at the end other than a hyphen. so +Tags-tags works but +tags. should not work.

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Everytime I make a comment and use the & and then the name it doesn;t work for me. Now why is that?

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&Scottf13you are right. You have a strong opinion like I do. I started making my posts shorter, to the point and easier to read. I''ve got to write my book that is waiting for me, and work on the business my hubby and i started. You are good!

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Great advise! I've thought about linking my Bubbles to my blog but I've yet to do so.

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I'm a little turned of by your references to the evil people who don't want you to get ahead and the connections who suck. Seems a bit derogatory and negative!

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Great article, very informative, with a lot of valid points , I have noticed that a lot of my connections have never liked or commented on a single one of my posts. I have not started weeding out anyone yet, but I might start doing that soon, I have been copying and pasting my notifications into a word file to keep track of my connections.

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&KritikaKukreja It's sad isn't it? We can only be so active but if they aren't interacting with you at all, what's the point?

&PamelaMaeOliver There are many wonderful tips on this site. Keep on the look out, sometimes they pop up when you need them most!

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Wow! Thank you so much for posting this! I needed some tips to increase my bank, as I've been trying to figure out what I'm missing here.

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Thank you so much for the comment....I usually do not post more than 5....at the beginning I tried ..once I think I hit 10, then one time 7....but I just made it a habit to see my connection posts and comment and like!!! Hope I am doing right!!

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&Scottf13 I most certainly need to begin utilizing YouTube, Blogger, Squidoo and Hubpages. I just wish that I had more time! I have a full time job so I fit in as much as I can here but I know that I could be earning far more if I were able to commit a few solid hours per day. Do you do this full time?

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Good ideas. I thought for sure the money would start rolling in with more connections, but not so much.

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You make really great points.wanted to also say thanks for your like on my post...but back to your article
I recently went through my entire comment section on my profile...Not shocking to know I barely knew any of the people that had left a comment lol.
Your first point is one I agree with most. I agree with them all but this one is a biggy.

I am sure there are many people I am missing, but I try to have fun and usually comment to every post I read..unless it leaves me speechless :)

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Gawd.... thought I was going to learn some huge dark secret.

:P

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&marinayogini I'm waiting till I hit 1000 connections before I start pairing it down again. lol. I tend to give people a few months. I don't usually disconnect that often because of the. Sometimes people just don't realize that they are missing someone.

&silverml87 You are quite welcome!

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&Scottf13 yap, exactly ;)
I think at first eveyrone just wants to get connection, to see their own network grow. But eventually, one realizes there are a lot of fake bubblers out there.

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&scarlettefire I'm glad that I could be of assistance! There are many wonderful suggestions from solid users on this site. :) I'm sure they will be able to help you too. If you have any questions please feel free to ask.

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Thank-you for this information. As a newbie to this site, I am somewhat overwhelmed at the massive diversity of topics. Your article was actually the first one I read and it gave some great ideas on what to do.

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