Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: Non-Bookish Hobbies

Hi everyone! I hope you’re all well. Today is Wednesday, and time for another post in the Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge hosted by Long and Short Reviews. If you want to join in the challenge, you can find the topics for 2023 here, and if you would like to read what others have said in response to this topic, you can find them here.

Non-Bookish Hobbies

I had to think hard about what my hobbies are for this post. I hardly have the time to turn around, so I needed a moment to ponder what I do when I am not writing. I came up with a couple of things.

First, writing has been my favourite thing to do my whole life, and I always found it fun, but the more I write for work, the less fun it seems to become, though I think technically, writing is a bookish hobby, and so, I’ll not say any more on the subject just now.

One of my hobbies is playing Star Trek Online, a Massively Multiplayer online role-playing game. I’ve not played it in a long time because it is the sort of game that makes you forget entirely that the real world exists. It is so easy to get lost in that game for days. When I play, it takes all my strength to stop and return to work.

I could wax lyrical about Star Trek online forever. It is such an immersive game with great storytelling. It is one of the most enrapturing games I have ever played. I’m not usually a videogame type, though I am a star trek fanatic.

Speaking of Scifi.
I love a great science fiction TV series. I first became hooked on them as a child.
Star Trek: The Next Generation and Doctor Who were my introduction to the genre. Later, I discovered other shows such as Stargate SG-1, Battlestar Galactica, and The X-Files. I love how these shows explore the possibilities of the future, introducing us to a world of technology and ideas that we usually only experience in our imaginations. They also often touch upon deep subjects such as morality, social issues, and human nature, which make them more than just mindless entertainment. These shows help me switch off, so I consider watching TV a hobby, though some might disagree.

I also like to watch conspiracy theories and mystery videos on Youtube, which is a guilty pleasure of mine. I know that most of that stuff is likely inaccurate or blatantly false, but I find the idea of conspiracies fascinating. The thought of a secret group of influential individuals controlling our world from behind the scenes or of hidden knowledge being kept from the masses is both intriguing and terrifying at the same time. I have watched videos about everything from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy to supposed alien encounters. Although I don’t believe everything I see or hear, I find the ideas behind them captivating.

Well, post 20 is complete! I cannot believe we have been in 2023 for 20 weeks already. Time is whizzing by. It feels like Christmas was just a couple of weeks back, and before we know it, it will be here again.

In the meantime, I look forward to reading and learning about all your hobbies!

As always, thanks for reading my words. It means the world.

Until next time,


© 2023 GLT

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10 replies

  1. My spouse likes watching TV, too. I think that’s totally a hobby. 🙂


  2. I’m so with you on SciFi AND watching TV. I cut my teeth on the original Star Trek (yeah, I’m old) and have followed all the incarnations. Have you seen Picard yet? I’ve not and wondered if it’s good.

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  3. I’m glad that writing is such a strong interest for you. Other than blogging I don’t really have time for it these days, but I know I’ll go back to journaling at least at some point! I’m not hugely into sci-fi (I have trouble suspending disbelief) but I did watch Battlestar Gallactica and The X-Files and really enjoyed both. And though I don’t engage with conspiracy stuff online, I love movies where some kind of secret agenda or organization is the plot twist. It’s fascinating to consider and I love that those often end up being the really intelligently written ones because there are so many details to consider! (Same with spy dramas.) Thanks for sharing and I hope you find some time to enjoy your hobbies!

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  4. Star Trek is a good hobby.

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  5. I’d agree that watching TV is a hobby. I, too, get sucked into conspiracy theories, murder mysteries, etc. but I usually do it on TikTok.

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  6. I don’t watch much TV but the cultural influence of “Star Trek” has been amazing. It was in the newspapers that in a Maryland suburb of Washington, there was a family who actually listed Klingon as their house language. Wow. I don’t speak Klingon but I’ve figured, since then,, a series that meant THAT much to THAT many people was worth watching…

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