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Feeling overwhelmed by technical articles? Let's find a solution

Consuming a lot of technical content but nothing sticks to your mind? You're not alone

Consuming a lot of technical content but nothing sticks to your mind? You're not alone

Sometimes I feel that I’m reading a lot of technical articles and watching videos, but nothing really sticks to my mind after a few days (or hours!) 😅

Has it ever happened to you?

I feel less guilty than watching pointless videos on socials, sure, but if I can’t even remember what articles I read yesterday, then what’s the point? Is there even a difference?

In the back of my mind, I probably hope that when I get into a situation I already read an article about, that knowledge magically pops out. In that case, it doesn’t matter that today I don’t remember what I read yesterday, as long as that information is available at the right time I need it. Does it make any sense? I can say that sometimes it works, but probably most of the time it doesn’t.

This morning I woke up with the idea of forcing myself to slow down and add an extra step: take note of each article I read or technical video I watch.

I set up a notion database where I want to write a short summary of each content I consume, along with some tags to categorize it. The idea here is to force myself to think about what I’m reading and be much more intentional about it.


This means that the amount of content I consume will decrease, with the goal of increasing the quantity (and quality) of information that sticks to my mind on that specific content.

Let’s be honest, knowing how lazy I am this will likely last no more than a few days, but let’s give it a try!

If you’ve been in a similar situation, how did you handle it? Did you find any strategy that worked for you or did you just surrender to this kind of doomscrolling in disguise?

About the author

Hello! My name is Leonardo and as you might have noticed, I like to talk about Web Development and Open Source!

I use GitHub every day and my favourite editor is Visual Studio Code... this might influence a little bit my conent! :D

If you like what I do, you should have a look at my YouTube Channel!

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