That’s probably my longest title ever haha. I’ll blame Roger.
I try not to over do it in a SPAM kind of way with promoting the podcast on this blog but every now and then I like to try and direct you to it. In this case it’s because the star of the show was Roger from https://rantingsfromunderthewargamestable.wordpress.com
Surprisingly (haha) Roger turned out to be a very cool dude and I thoroughly enjoyed our chat. As some of you know I’ve only done a few interviews/chats and there’s no pre-chat before recording. I like to just jump straight in and capture the magic but it also means you never know what you’re going to get haha. Luckily all the guests have been great!
I believe you can just simply click on the link below and listen on line if you don’t know where to find it. The podcast can also be found on Apple Podcasts, ITunes, Spotify and stitcher.
So have a listen and a laugh and be sure to check out Rogers website. He is an all rounder when it comes to the hobby. He’s funny and engaging.
Also in episode 34 I discuss hobby butterflies, namely mine. I think my butterfly looks like this.
For those of you that don’t listen to the pod I thought I’d share some of my thoughts On hobby butterflies here too.
I think for the last five years, since I’ve been obsessed with the hobby, I’ve felt the need to finish things. Firstly I don’t really game that often at all and I don’t commission paint or anything so, really, this hobby is just for me. Of course I like to share what I’ve done with my blogger buddies and on Instagram but essentially it’s for me. So why did I feel this internal pressure to get stuff done?
I think, in part, it’s because in all other aspects of life I get stuff done. With work for example I like to plan, work to a system and get the job completed as efficiently as I can. I’ve always been like that. I think, in general, I’m a planner and a doer.
So I think I naturally employed the same approach to the hobby. The thing is though, I “naturally” very rarely finish a project.
I get excited by new ideas that come to me on a regular basis and before I know it I’ve slowly moved away from the first idea/project. I especially find that this is the case if the project is a large one. Like my mammoth medieval project or other various FULL army projects. When it comes to smaller projects like a Warband or diorama I tend to start and finish them over a couple of weeks.
I also think that pressure feeling comes from the build up of boxes filled with possibilities, half finished projects and, as we all call it, the pile of shame haha. I look at all that and think Geez I really need to finish these things but then BoOm! I’m hit with another and “better” idea to start something new and fresh and exciting. Haha. It’s madness really…
BUT I’ve had an epiphany!!!
I’m going to stop worrying, feeling pressure or anything like that, that errs on the side of negativity. I’m just going to embrace my hobby butterfly and do whatever it is that comes to mind which basically means I’ll do what makes me happy. I’ll no longer refer to it as the pile of shame. Instead, from this day forth, it’ll be known as the Pile Of Possibilities.
Right at this very moment I feel like my new hobby butterfly looks like this
Haha, well maybe if it had pus coming from it’s eyes and an arrow in its guts.
I think being in lockdown has given me a lot of time to think and also more time with the hobby. I think I’ve used the hobby time to re-evaluate what is important to me, what I want out of the hobby and how I’ll move forward.
What does it mean for my blogger buddies and readers of this blog??? Well no change really haha because as I said, I naturally jump from one thing to the next. So it’s just more of the same but the difference is, behind the scenes, I’m not worried about finishing things and I’m having more fun. 😊