Don’t just follow the projects that you’re interested in — follow other users. Here’s a list of people that I’m following. They’re constantly turning me on to new and interesting projects, because I get to see everything they’re working on, and everything they’re following.
Dig around the users that I follow, check out what they’re been up to, and try it out. If you find that your feed becomes a bit much to manage, try subscribing to your personal RSS feed. There’s a link on the home page when you’re logged in.
Thanks, GitHub. You’re the best.