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.

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:

and, before they stopped:

  • Christian Long
  • Jennifer Jennings (eduwonkette)
  • Kilian Betlach

How about you? Who do you think has a high dopamine:yawn ratio?