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Discussion on: My dev content feed is only 10% relevant. How do you hack it to 90%?

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Renato Byrro Author

Hi Scott, thanks for commenting!

My experience is the intersection between my interests and those of another developer can vary a lot, from 5% to 90%. If the overlap is low (5%, 10%) and I follow him after reading a nice post, he/she will occasionally publish other stuff that is relevant to me, but most of the times not.

That's the issue I see with following more people...

How is your experience? Is your feed mostly relevant by following more people? I mean, do you actually open and read most articles in your feed or do you need to browse a lot to find something interesting?

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Scott Simontis

I would say that in general there are a lot more front-end focused articles versus back-end. You also tend to see a lot of Javascript frameworks and popular OSS languages.

Sometimes I am more selective than others when it comes to choosing content. I'm kind of over front-end development right now. Actually, I'm just kind of over everything right now. A succession of painfully meaningless jobs has really killed my spark and I dread working now and don't see that changing anytime soon. My current situation seems like a really creative hell for something absolutely terrible I must have done...I keep hoping I'll find something to bring the spark back, but no dice.

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Renato Byrro Author

Got it! You're more open and actually willing to consume a more varied set of topics. Makes total sense, and explains why a diversified feed meets your current expectations.

I trust you'll find the path back to your spark again! Wish you the best