Fresh Perspective

I have been working on the re-design of the feeddo welcome process for a few weeks. The hardest thing sometimes when you are trying to solving a problem is to take a fresh perspective and look at the problem as a user and not as a developer.

In this specific case, I have been slowly – over the last 18 months – tailoring my feeddo, connecting it to a few hundred sources and a couple hundred people. That comfort made it really difficult to understand the needs and feelings of a first time user.

The solution: I went to Google Reader>settings>subscriptions>select all>unsubscribe. It was painful but I look at the problem totally differently now. Interesting experience. To be continued!

Author: @feedly

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