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Starting my first public build

In the past I've had a build-first, show-when-ready attitude. This time I have decided to build in public.

Initially I though the main benefit would be increased exposure (and I'm still hoping that is the case) but I had a Eureka moment when choosing the name/domain for my service.

I always find naming things difficult and this was no different. I asked for opinions in this IH post and my ideas got flamed. Deservedly.

So I had a short break and then revisited with the feedback in mind... and came up with a couple of much better ideas. I asked again and got a much better response which confirmed my choice.

This has been a real eye opener. Building in the open can be great for help with real decisions along the way. Especially for solo founders like myself.

And the name is... twitmate.com

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    My domain (rosie.land) name came from a suggestion from an indie hacker. 😇

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    Good luck Ryan, it might be useful service for me to use in the service when I look to grow my twitter once my MVP is complete!

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      That's awesome to hear!

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    Great name! Makes a lot of sense for building publicly on Twitter :)

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      It certainly has helped so far!

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