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A couple of days ago Goobertown Hobbies posted this video:
On the surface it’s simply a time lapse video showing Brent engaged in 100 hours of painting the contents of 4 Slaves to Darkness start collecting boxes.
I found the commentary more interesting than the video this time.
Brent challenged himself to think about what he might be doing with his time if not engaged in the hobby. The answer for the most part is either browsing social media or looking through news sites.
The time sink of social media has been on my mind a lot over the past couple of months. For whatever reason I became aware of the nights I was spending not painting and not playing computer games, but I was ‘occupied’ by essentially doing nothing.
Even now I’m more aware of it, it’s a hard habit to break. I think this is because it’s a way of doing nothing while pretending to myself I am doing something. I’m checking out other hobbyists. I’m joining in a discussion. I’m researching other artists. Rarely do I come away from an hour or two spent engaging with social media feeling I have participated in anything meaningful.
What this video has encouraged me to do is track my hobby time a little more closely, and see how long it takes me to get to 100 hours in the hobby. Now for me the hobby is not painting miniatures alone. So starting from today I’m going to track time spent painting, playing tabletop games, playing videogames, and writing blog articles. I’ll report back once I reach 100 hours.