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The dopamine:yawn ratio

When I think about the edubloggers that I most look forward to reading every day, their posts are very high in this ratio:


Or, put more succinctly:

This is just another way of reframing the old adage that you need to be interesting if you want readers, but I kind of like it.

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We all have different interests so the list of edubloggers whose dopamine:yawn ratio is high will be different for each of us. For myself, some (but by no means all) of the edubloggers whose posts tend to fall primarily in the numerator rather than the denominator include:

  • Alan Levine
  • Bill Ferriter
  • Clay Burell
  • Dan Meyer
  • Doug Johnson
  • George Siemens
  • Jeff Utecht
  • Karl Fisch
  • Kelly Christopherson
  • Mike Parent
  • Sylvia Martinez
  • Tim Stahmer
  • Will Richardson
  • and, before they stopped:

    • Christian Long
    • Jennifer Jennings (eduwonkette)
    • Kilian Betlach
    • How about you? Who do you think has a high dopamine:yawn ratio?


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