| ||Ask HN: Help, I'm stuck on HN|
87 points by arianvanp on Dec 16, 2013 | hide | past | web | favorite | 52 comments |
|I remember my first days of HN and reddit very well. I was around 16 and I was eager to learn. Suddenly, I find out about these websites with hundreds of links filtered by popularity, all telling something interesting that I hadn't learned about before.|
Instantly, I was hooked. Days I spent scrolling through /r/programming, picking out the most interesting topics and spending whole weekends reading up on blogposts and applying the knowledge I had just learned.
I had always been an autodidact as school bored the shit out of me. So my primary source of learning was the internet. And discovering these websites was like heaven.
Now it's 2 years later and I'm stuck. I want to be productive but I keep catching myself being stuck in endless pages of HN and proggit. I've got the feeling that every post that will ever be made as already been made and that I'm reading the same things over and over again. keep my hopes up that I will once again read something really interesting but I always get dissapointed. But the worst part is, I can't stop it. I can feel the productivity get drained away yet I'm blind to it.
I'm Arian and I have an addiction. I'm stuck in the vicious HN->Proggit->HN cycle and I don't know how to get out... Please help me
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