The New Year is a time when people are thinking about making resolutions for the twelve months ahead. Some choose to give up certain things, such as smoking, while others aim to pick up a new hobby or skill and others decide that this is the year to get fit, and sign up to their local gym to shed those unwanted pounds that have gathered over the years.
The problem is, making a decision on just what you’re going to give up or learn is harder than actually doing it in many cases, because some people just don’t know how they’re going to be able to see it through or commit the time, which is why so man resolutions are throw out of the window in a matter of weeks. January 2014, however, is national hobby month where people are being encouraged to find something that interests and excites them so that they don’t give up on it and actually feel a sense of fulfillment.
There has been a lot in the news over the years about how children are spending more time sat in front of the television or a games console, but parents and adults in general are often just as bad. The thing is, adults are frequently pushed for time because of a combination of work commitments and looking after children, they don’t get the time to take up a new hobby – until now, that is. Mobile technology has enabled people to play games wherever they are, whenever they have the time and sites like mecca bingo have been inundated with new registrations with people looking to take up one of the longest running hobbies around – bingo.
Over the years bingo has developed a somewhat unfortunate tag as being a game for older people who go along and spend a few pounds having some fun without those pesky young people disrupting things. However, thanks to the development of online gaming and the innovative new mobile devices making games accessible for all, adults have been able to spend the spare few minutes they have playing games like bingo on their smartphones or tablet computers during their lunch breaks, or on the home PC while the kids are at school.
You don’t have to just play online, however. While it’s true that the Internet and online versions of bingo have revitalized the game, giving it a fresh leash of life and making it ‘cool’ once again, more and more people are visiting the physical bingo halls in their towns and cities and even making it an alternative solution for the weekly dilemma about where to go out with friends. People are now ditching the bars and clubs that they go to religiously, in favour of a bit of excitement with their friends playing a game that literally everyone can get involved in.
Ella Mason, an experienced freelance writer, wrote this article. Ella specialises in providing useful and engaging advice to small businesses. Follow her on Twitter @ellatmason