Reddit can be intimidating at first with its loads of in-jokes and obscure references.
If you want a gentler way to get started, check out these great subreddits that will appeal to almost anyone.
Subreddits are pages on Reddit dedicated to specific topics. The most popular ones are already listed at the top of Reddit’s home page, but users have created a ton of other great ones to follow:
- /r/LifeProTips – This is a great place to find a collection of productivity and time-saving tips a la Lifehacker.
- /r/Technology – If you’re reading our site, you probably care at least a little bit about technology. Check here to see what other people think are the most important tech stories of the moment.
- /r/UpliftingNews – Everyone gets a little beaten down by all the doom and gloom we see in the normal news. Here’s a place for happy stories.
- /r/DIY – Want to show off your latest project or get advice for your next one? Spend some time right here.
- /r/NoSleep – If you’re willing to suspend disbelief, you’ll have a great time with /r/NoSleep. Users post stories of the supernatural that are taken at face value and discussed in depth.
- /r/TodayILearned – No one knows everything. Odds are good that you’ll get a little smarter hanging out here, where people constantly post little things that they’ve just recently discovered.
- /r/IAmA – Think of IAmA as a text-based interview show. Anyone with an interesting story or background can make himself available for a Q&A, and many notable celebrities and political figures have participated.
- /r/SpacePorn – Space is awesome, but we can’t go. So we’ll settle for looking at cool pictures of the universe.
- /r/Frugal – You can always be living a little more cheaply. Users post their ideas for saving money right here.
- /r/ProjectEnrichment – This subreddit is dedicated to challenging users to make their lives better one week at a time. Participate in each week’s challenge and know that you’re in it with many other people.