November 12, 2019

Happy validation of concept & name at once

Will Smith @WillSmithSF

After noticing in /r/resumes that people often use the subject line Roast My Resume, I was intrigued by the possibility of this phrase as the name of the site.

So I google "roast my resume", and lo and behold, not one but two developers have independently started building similar sites and with exactly the same name.

I couldn't have asked for a better signal that there is value to this idea than to discover two independent developers who not only a) had the same idea, but b) thought it good enough to start building, and c) chose the very same name that had intrigued me. Unbelievable.

So I reached out to both of them, and neither was intending to pursue the concept seriously.

One had already purchased the domain name, and was happy to sell it to me.

Say hello to the new owner of roastmyresume.com.

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