I was so excited to launch and was on such a high and I was getting such a great response from the Twitter community.
Suddenly, out of nowhere I started getting really abusive Twitter messages from a Scottish driving instructor who didn't believe in review websites.
He was being so rude and questioning the reviews that I had already gathered for the website and making threats about how he was going to report my site. It went on for about a week, at first I was replying to him because I wanted to stand up for myself but then I blocked him from my work twitter account but still kept track of what he was saying from my person twitter account. Let's just say it wasn't nice.
Domain Names:Then one day reality hit home, I saw a tweet he had written about how he had purchased the domain www.mycargossips.com and he said something like "let's see what I am going to do with this new domain I have bought" I was so upset because I had got so excited about launching my new website and then I had some man on the internet threatening to ruin it all.
I ended up buying loads of domains associated with mycargossip so that no one else could do anything similar to this man in the future. I then just ignored this driving instructor and a few days later I noticed that he had moved on and started harassing someone else on twitter. He was obviously just a bored man with nothing to do and scared that he would get negative reviews on my website. I realised that I shouldn't have taken it personally and that there will always be people out there who want to ruin what you are trying to achieve.
I haven't had anyone do anything similar since that incident but it was a good eye-opener.
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