Scent of a Gamer

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

The problem with the algorithm

I was watching the latest Midwinter Minis video yesterday. It’s a fun change of pace where guy paints up a piece from an old arcade machine for a friend of … Continue reading

January 12, 2023 · 10 Comments

10 years, 10 articles

I started Scent of a Gamer in January of 2013, so the blog is now in its eleventh year. This articles takes a look and one post from each of … Continue reading

January 8, 2023 · 16 Comments

2022 blog review: the content

Yesterday I posted a review of the blog stats, today I want to take a closer look at some of the content I posted in 2022. In terms of most … Continue reading

January 2, 2023 · 5 Comments

2022 blog review: the stats

Fewer views, more engagements; this was the story of 2022 for Scent of a Gamer. Obviously no one wants to see their headline figures reduce (and for the second year … Continue reading

January 1, 2023 · 10 Comments

Week 11 Update: The First Great Quest Complete — Hammer the Backlog

Hello dear reader, welcome back to week 11 of Hammer the Backlog, the Warhammer painting and productivity blog to end all others. You will excuse the hyperbole, I hope, as … Continue reading

August 29, 2022 · 2 Comments

WordPress: back to the old plans (almost)

I saw via Aywren that WordPress have changed their plans again, this time going back to almost where they were on 31 March this year. Good news for smaller bloggers, … Continue reading

July 25, 2022 · 16 Comments

The bad thing about goals

Yesterday I wrote about what I saw as the positives of setting gaols. While I think the positive outweigh the negatives, the negatives are still there. All paint, no play … Continue reading

July 3, 2022 · 8 Comments

The good thing about goals

Having achieved a recent goal spanning several years – painting all my miniatures – I have been thinking about goals. Why have them? Are they useful? What are the downsides? … Continue reading

July 2, 2022 · 11 Comments

What’s next?

I started this blog 10 and a half years ago primarily to track my miniature painting projects. With everything painted now, is this the end of the blog? Short answer: … Continue reading

June 28, 2022 · 12 Comments

Test, Test, is this mic working? — candore et labore

After reading DayKay’s latest update over on “Scent of a Gamer“on his search for a possible new blog home or options for keeping WordPress without paying extortion fees, I did … Continue reading

April 17, 2022 · 7 Comments

WordPress changes: 14 days later

At the start of this month, WordPress chose to remove most of its plans without notice, and replace all paid plans with a single plan that was more expensive than … Continue reading

April 14, 2022 · 6 Comments

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 … Continue reading

April 12, 2022 · 20 Comments

WordPress walks back (some) changes

Thanks to a link from Aywren, I see that WordPress have undone some of their recent disastrous changes. The newly introduced limits on how many people are allowed to view … Continue reading

April 7, 2022 · 22 Comments

Options for leaving WordPress

Well, here’s a post I never thought I would be writing. After the events of the past few days, I think many people must be wondering what their options are. … Continue reading

April 5, 2022 · 37 Comments

A sudden, unannounced change

In between articles a line on my blog stats suddenly went from being halfway full to being full and red: The free WordPress option used to come with 3GB for … Continue reading

April 1, 2022 · 78 Comments

3 Tips to reduce your unpainted pile

Do you remember a time when you had a manageable number of figures to paint? I know I don’t! I started in the hobby by splurging on several hundred figures, … Continue reading

January 23, 2022 · 22 Comments

Looking ahead to 2022

You will (I hope!) be happy to know that Scent of a Gamer will continue in 2022. I shared my overall thoughts on the blog’s 2021 performance yesterday and today … Continue reading

January 2, 2022

Hobby favourites of 2021

This article is heavily influenced by Dana Howl’s recent video on the same subject. As with Dana’s approach, this isn’t an attempt to name the ‘best’ of anything, but to … Continue reading

January 2, 2022 · 4 Comments

The blog in 2021

2021 was the second year in this blog’s history that overall views were lower than the year before: But I don’t consider this to be bad news as such. The … Continue reading

January 1, 2022

Back in 2022

With holiday traveling I won’t be updating the blog for the rest of this week, articles will resume in 2022 – next weekend! Hope you all have a great break … Continue reading

December 28, 2021 · 10 Comments