Scent of a Gamer

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100 hours of hobby revisited

In January I posted about a Goobertown video showing Brent completing 100 hours of hobby painting, and decided to do something similar. Rather than look only at painting I decided to track all my hobby activities and see how long it takes me to get to 100 hours.

The answer is a bit over a month, which is faster than I thought. If you had asked me when I started how my hobby time averaged per day I would have guessed about an hour. Meaning it would take 3 months to complete my hundred hours. It’s closer to 3 times that level though. Here’s how things turned out for me:

The large slice for videogames was me rediscovering my love of Warhammer Total War and playing first a Dwarf and then a Dark Elf campaign. Writing blog articles counts as hobby time too, and I see I spend almost as much time writing about painting miniatures as I do actually painting them! I was able to get out and play games a few times, which is great, and lastly I always suspected I spend way too long sorting and resorting my Magic cards, so I decided to track that time too. Almost 10 hours seems like a lot of time to spend sleeving and unsleeving cards, but there it is.

My next move is to do what Brent does in the original video – set the timer back to zero, and start again.

6 comments on “100 hours of hobby revisited

  1. John@justneedsvarnish
    February 28, 2021

    I’ve been looking forward to this (I’m maybe more surprised that I could remember you’d mentioned it)! 🙂 An interesting breakdown really and maybe illuminating for yourself. I reckon I tend to spend an hour a day doing something with minis (prepping, painteing, basing etc.) but if I add in reading all my military history stuff then that would at least double the time!

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    • davekay
      February 28, 2021

      Yes I had to make a few choices and I left reading time out, including reading other blogs, but blogging time does include photographing miniatures for painting update articles.

      Hopefully video games won’t be such a big proportion of the next 100 hours!


  2. Bookstooge
    March 1, 2021

    I hear you about writing about something taking as much time as actually doing it.

    Do you find a certain time works best for sorting cards? I need to get my backside in gear to do that but it is rather overwhelming.

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    • davekay
      March 1, 2021

      Early evenings seem to work best for me, as card sorting is an easy way to interfere with my other habit of scrolling social media instead.

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