Sunday, 3 February 2013

In progress. What, no blog?!

Alright, alright, I missed one! If you've been following this here blog of mine, you'll know I've been trying my hardest to blog every other day this year. A week or so ago, I mentioned in a post that I doubted I could keep it up at that rate. And what do you know, yesterday I should've posted and didn't.

Why? Well simply put, I haven't had anything to show. Partly because I haven't had the time to paint a lot, partly because I've decided to finish my Dark Angels batch painting them.

I have a tournament coming up in a couple of weeks, and I've got to make sure my dark angels are painted up to 1600 points. That's why my painting desk currently has this on it.

As you can see, I have been painting away, but this is as far as I've managed. When I was talking about blogging every other day, I said I'd been inspired to do it by another guy at our club, Dwez, who does just that. However, I realised the differences in our blogs. Where mine is meant to be solely about painting, Dwez's is more general 40k. I think that with this, I'm putting to much pressure on myself, which in turn is probably lowering my painting standard. I dont want to be rushing things through just to get something on the web. So I'm not going to promise to blog every other day, but I can only try my best. I'll be back with finished dark angels ASAP!


1 comment:

  1. You've got a point and one that I was going to expound on in a future post - the 'hobby matrix'. Whereby as a 'hobbyists' we will feel motivation/the urge to focus on a part of the hobby we find most appealing - painting, modelling, playing, terrain building or even blogging and reading blogs/forums.

    The fact is by having all of those interests you can spread yourself thin. BUT the bonus side is that when a particular aspect of your activities wanes and you feel in a slump it's easier to shift your focus to another aspect and then when that gets dull you can then feel inspired to return to the other or shift again.

    Saying all that I'm in a blog slump at the moment. I've only four posts prepped with a couple in draft I can kick out quick and about 10 that will languish for another six months or so and about a dozen post topics that haven't even been thought about. But I'm painting so you really have to follow your mojo when it calls.

    I think Ron at FtW said it once, 'you should never apologise if you don't get to blog', although as an upstanding Britisher we're probably force to rephrase that 'you shouldn't have to apologise, but we will anyway because it's just good manners'. So don't sweat it.