At least I think it has that potential. From what I have read and seen so far the creator seems like someone I would want to work with. He seems to have good people skills which is incredible important in a site like this. (At least I think so.)
This is my first post on Bubbajuju.
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I first heard of Bubbajuju a couple days ago and I started doing some research to see if this would be a good place for me to take some of my online writing. I decided to visit the site and join.
By the way, in case you were wondering, because I know I was, Bubbajuju is in no way affiliated with Bubblews. Phew!!! ☺
I am impressed with the site so far. It is very professional looking and has a good vibe. The site is very new, launched in December 2012 I think.
After being sent a confirmation email I decided to reply with a couple of questions. My first question was if Bubbajuju was connected with Bubblews and I was happy to hear that it was "not at all" affiliated. I was also happy to have the response come directly from the creator of the site, Dwayne. The site is young and I am sure that he does the majority, if not all, of the work on this site. He does, however take into consideration the thoughts and ideas of the site's contributors and says that he will have the authors vote on something before he makes any major changes on the site. Pretty cool right?
I emailed him again and I asked him a few other questions. "Can you tell me when you started the site, why you started it and your other online experience? I think my readers would like to know that. Oh, and how did you come up with the name Bubbajuju? I noticed it is your name on squidoo as well."
Now let me back up a little here. Can I just say how happy I was that he was taking the time to respond to my questions? I got these answers within hours. When "Bubba" starts to gain more authors, exposure and traffic I'm sure he'll be even more busy but he seems like the kind of person who will be very receptive to the thoughts and ideas of the contributors on the site. I think he'll be wise and make good decisions when the site starts growing even more. Did I mention that in his forum one of the topics that he started was Hi, my name is Dwayne and I thrive on constructive criticism. Does that sound like someone you might want to connect with?
Here is Dwayne's profile picture at Bubbajuju
(Image credit: http://bubbajuju.avatar.yuku.com/squidu)
He is the creator of Bubbajuju. I think you'll like where he came up with the name.
He says, "Bubbajuju has been my internet alias for quite a few years now. It got it’s origins in Fairbanks, Alaska around 12 years ago when I was contemplating a name for my one man band. I don’t know how it popped into my head, but I associated it with “Magic Brother”. Someone who comes along and helps others, fixes things and spreads good juju."
I like that.
If you're looking for a place to write online give this a shot. Dwayne (founder of Bubbajuju) really seems to know his stuff. If you are overwhelmed with how to start a website or blog on your own this might be a good place to start.
All that being said I do want to give you a warning. There is a lot of technical online blogging stuff that you'll have to learn but you can learn right on the site. The site walks you through it in the getting started forum. And if you are still confused about any of it you can either ask a question in the forum or just google it.
It is always a little overwhelming when starting on a new site. There's always a learning curve.
Here's what I've done so far...(not much. I'd have done more but I got into doing this post.)
I signed up and was approved within the next day. Today I logged in and went to my profile, changed my password and added my adsense ID. If you don't have an Adsense ID yet you don't need one to start but check out my tutorial on how to get approved with an Adsense ID super fast.
I also changed my gravatar. This took less than five minutes. I learned how to do this here.
Some important things I want to remember...
- You need to have a featured picture for your posts (They like these to be at least 300 pixels wide but aren't stickers on the size.)
- You need a caption for your photos, a great place to leave your photo credit. If the picture is yours you still need to say so. It accepts html coding here like this:
- Image Credit: <a href=”http://www.wikipedia.org”>Wikipedia</a>
I am hoping I can get some of my online friends to join me in this. I think it'll be more fun that way. Please leave a comment and let me know if you are going to join me here.