proboscis - 7:20 am on Oct 21, 2011 (gmt 0)
I became a webmaster after I lost a business in 1998. I've been working on my main site since that time, it's dead now, I'm pretty sure. I know what broken feels like, and I have people who depend on me so I'm letting them down on top of that.
But I have my good days, I am starting over, this time I'm developing a product so that I can rely more on advertising instead of search (I hope). My last site was informational and relied only on search. In the meantime, I've cut my expenses to the bone and I'm living off my savings and picking up freelance jobs wherever I can.
And when I get back on my feet I swear I will not be lazy this time! I'll keep pushing and keep developing income streams so that next time I go down it won't be so far and so painful.
If we were successful one time we can be successful again.