Scent of a Gamer

From the computer to the tabletop, this is all about games. Updated each week-end.

100-day posting streak

At the start of the year I decided to see how long I could keep posting something each day, with a view to seeing if I could get to a 100-day streak.

Yesterday I got my notification:

It hasn’t been the 100 days I expected though – my most popular post by far, in terms of both views and comments, was my post immediately following WordPress’ sudden and unannounced plan changes. The repercussions of this are ongoing, and I am likely to post some updates myself over the coming days.

In term of painting hobby, the core purpose of this blog, I have started my final tray, and I hope to keep the week-end updates coming along for everyone. The end is in sight, now I just have to get there.

Posting every day has been an interesting experience, and my only self-rule has been not to post anything I thought was frivolous or spammy. The main discipline has been trying to not post too much of the same thing in a row – I didn’t want the blog to feel like a daily YouTube video link, for example. A bit of variety centred around the blog’s theme of miniatures and gaming was my aim. Hopefully I have succeeded.

Posting like this has taken time away from other pursuits – I am typing this instead of painting some miniatures, for example, and that’s the main thing to keep in mind with any goal – if your time is already full, then you need to pick something to discontinue or do less of while you work towards your goal.

20 comments on “100-day posting streak

  1. templeofthutmos
    April 12, 2022

    Congrats on the milestone, dave! I always enjoy your posts. What’s next after the final tray?

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    • davekay
      April 12, 2022

      I’m not one hundred percent sure as yet! I want to take the Duncan Rhodes paints for a thorough test run when they arrive, but I realise now I may have to buy the miniatures to use, depending on how far I get through the last tray!

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  2. Azazel
    April 12, 2022

    That’s why I don’t post daily unless I have a painting backlog I need to clear. I try to aim for one post every two days buy even that often falls down and becomes 1 or 2 per week. Its evem morseo why I am permanently behind in so many blogs i follow amd even my own comments. Time is a zero-sum game, unfortunately.

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    • davekay
      April 12, 2022

      if I restricted the blog to just being what I painted I would be lucky to make 2 posts per week – although maybe if I spent more time painting and less time writing it would be 3 posts – clearly there would be a crossover point somewhere.

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  3. Tarmor
    April 12, 2022

    Well done finding something worthwhile to post on each day. Unless I’m painting a lot of figures, I’m unlikely to get one post a week. (I suppose I could make more posts on RPG’s I’m mucking around with, board games I’m playing, etc when I’m not painting or running my D&D campaign.)

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    • davekay
      April 12, 2022

      I used to post about board games, but I was never happy with the articles I was producing and moved on to other topics. I like my board games but I find it difficult to cover the games in writing.

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  4. davedow
    April 13, 2022

    your posting may be inhibiting your painting, but are a big part of what has inspired me to pick up the brush again after more than 25 years!
    I bought my first minis in so long just a week or 2 ago, I’m expecting primer to arrive today and I’m looking forwards to getting down to some painting this long bank holiday Easter weekend, so thank you!

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    • davekay
      April 13, 2022

      Wow that’s great to hear! I have been planning to write a ‘so you have decided to paint minis’ article to help people get started – I should get onto that!

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  5. Guru PIG
    April 13, 2022

    Well done on your 100 post streak. Love reading them. I am not surprised that the “fiasco” was your most popular post!

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    • davekay
      April 13, 2022

      It definitely attracted not just regular readers, but from others who were confused at why the plans options suddenly disappeared.

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  6. Kuribo
    April 14, 2022

    Congrats on the milestone, Dave! I could never achieve it so I’d say the tradeoff with painting was worth it. I’m sure you’ll get back to the tray soon enough 🙂

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    • davekay
      April 14, 2022

      Thanks, and I will definitely be picking up the brush more for the next few months!

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  7. Tavendale
    April 14, 2022

    I felt good getting a 10 or 11 day streak the other week!

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    • davekay
      April 15, 2022

      I think 30 was my previous record, so I was definitely pushing myself with this one!

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  8. Bookstooge
    April 22, 2022

    Congrats!
    Yeah, blogging is a full time hobby. There are times I have to decide if I want to blog for the evening or read. It always depends on how many reviews behind I am 😀

    Do you know where this setting is to be notified of these things? I realized I’ve been posting since mid-december and never saw anything like this…

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    • davekay
      April 22, 2022

      I got the alert through the phone app and had to take a screen shot and email it to myself from my phone to add it to the article

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      • Bookstooge
        April 22, 2022

        Ahhh, that would explain it then. I tried the app once and hated it so deleted it.

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      • davekay
        April 22, 2022

        Useless for posts, I can’t add an image to my library from the phone, it wants to turn the image into a post, so I email the image to myself and make the post from the PC as per normal.

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      • davekay
        April 22, 2022

        What I like about the app is I can use it to reply to comments during the day, and the Reader works fine for liking and commenting on other people’s blogs too.

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      • Bookstooge
        April 22, 2022

        If I was connected during the day I might try that route, but since I refuse to have non-wifi data for my phone, I have to wait until I get into wifi range, which usually means I’m home, so I might as well use my laptop 😀

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