Also, should I stop c-betting after a pre-flop raise if I miss the flop? After the bubble, these seem to get called more.
Well after the bubble, the concentration of donks and fish are no where near the amount in the beginning of the tournament, there is still donks and fish after the bubble, but generally your playing with better, smarter, more deceptive players.
This doesn't mean stop, but it means recognize who your dealing with, and recognize when you have the advantage. If a tight good player is calling your raise sometimes its good to be check especially if you know they are deceptive. If the big stack is to the left of you and he's calling often well than maybe you should check the flop when you whiff once in a while to see what he wants to do, you can't try to win every pot you raise IMO, people start to take it personally/mentally, and they call you just to outplay you and thats the LAST thing you want. If your whiffing and they keep calling than check when you have over pairs or good hands when you raise and check raise them. If you c-bet representing a hand when you whiff don't be afraid to fire multiple shells with someone that just calls. With people that you know can call your c-bets, don't just c-bet to c-bet, thats not going to work, you have to decide what hand your trying to represent on that occasion before you c-bet and bet as if you have that hand.
Also realize alot of people loosen up after the bubble especially short stacks. You'll have a lot of people going all in being that they cashed and a lot more people willing to see the flop to see if they can hit because some people don't care if they make bad decisions preflop/postflop after they've officially cashed. Its almost like they're are relieved they made the money and are ready to return to donk/fish mode.
You just want to stay active to keep your m in good shape, waiting for a situation where you actually have a hand against someone so you can double up. Obviously this means you are going to have to open up your range of starting hands, top 50 hands goes out the window here because you don't have time to wait for this after the bubble if you are trying to win. You have time to wait but you need to stay afloat by stealing. Once you get your chips up from tight play, don't continue to wait for the big hand, this is when you open your range of raise hands up to those that are not in position to play post flop with you -- short and middle size stacks, and out of position players.