Monday, October 04, 2021
Don't read this, play a game instead!
I haven't had much energy lately, especially not in the evenings after coming back home from work. As a result, most of my evenings lately have been spent with passive entertainment, like watching YouTube videos. And because of my interest in games, many of those videos were about games. To some degree that is perfectly okay, if you like games it is sometimes good to look around what everybody else is playing, and see if there are any games you missed. But currently my ratio is completely out of whack, with me being *very* informed about all sorts of board and video games, and very rarely actually playing anything.
And then of course I realized that by doing game-related content creation on my blog, I am adding to the problem. Why are you reading this instead of playing a game? Now to some extent a blog, while being outdated as a medium, has one big advantage over a YouTube video: It is easier to read a blog while at the office, pretending to work. Many companies operate under an illusion that every employee is working 40 hours per week. In reality, the amount of work you actually have in an office job is likely to fluctuate, and sometimes you are just waiting for somebody else to provide you with data that will allow you to continue working. A certain amount of surfing the web is perfectly normal, as long as the content is "safe for work", which walls of text tend to be.
But if you are reading this at home, you could probably be playing a game instead. Why don't you?