Feel Like I Have To Start Over

Last Update: July 19, 2018

The picture above really captures exactly how I'm feeling at the moment. The .com version of my website was just renewed by the person who had it. It's very frustrating because I held on to that domain for a few years and only let it lapse about a year and a half ago. Mine is .net and I'm worried if they do something with it, which they haven't as yet, it will get confused with my brand. I really had my heart set on getting it. I feel like I have to start from scratch. I am super frustrated at the moment. I have a great logo and did a lot of work to get where I am already. I am so anxious to start making a living with this. I'm tired of being broke and I hate my day job. Thank God it's only weekends.

Also feeling frustrated because I should be further along than I am but I got side tracked with a lot of family drama the last few weeks with my wife's family. I feel like every time I start to get somewhere I get dragged 10 steps back. I just posted my first content yesterday too and got my about page story just perfect.

What do you guys think? Should I press ahead with what I'm doing or start over again with a different domain name and come up with a new logo. Lately I've been feeling like I'm running out of time. I'm not getting any younger and I've wasted so much time already.

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DonnieK2 Premium
You have answered your own question, you don't need us to tell you anything. The fact that you put the question out there shows that you know what that next step should be and what needs to be done. Family drama with be with you no matter what course you take. Look at starting over as you have found a new/another way of doing thing, having learned from your past. Start a new way!
Regina67 Premium
I am new at this but I would push forward. If you created your logo, you can watermark it so it can't copied. I am not sure how to do it. My son does it with all his work so it can't be stoled and used by someone else.
CravenATAT Premium
You have to look at the opposite side of how this could be productive for you. If you have have a .com competing with your .net- it could create more traffic for you. The people who may be wanting that site can come to yours by accident. If you have the index and ranking, yours will show up first and you will gain double traffic for the price of just your domain. Don't give up!