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