Hobbies are important for many reasons, including the fact that they can help you to relieve stress. They are also great ways to meet new people and make new friends.
The internet is great for finding new hobbies because there is so much content right at your fingertips; a new interest is just a few clicks and keyboard taps away. Here are five hobbies that you can get into online.
Become a Trivia Nut
If you are a person who loves to watch the afternoon gameshows and dream of being a contestant on one of these shows yourself, then becoming an online trivia nut sounds like the perfect hobby for you.
There are plenty of online trivia sites out there letting you flex your general knowledge skills answering questions about obscure 80s boybands, random animal facts, and more. BuzzFeed is known for its trivia quizzes and surveys so that’s probably a good place to start if you want to train for the next episode of that gameshow you love.
Learn a New Language
Learning a language is a hobby that is both useful and rewarding. Whether you have distant plans to travel, have made friends from another country, or just want to improve your knowledge of global cultures, learning a language online is a good idea.
There are many YouTubers offering easy lesson packs to get started on languages like Mandarin, French, Spanish, etc. while desktop and mobile apps such as Duolingo and Memrise can also help you on the path to fluency.
The Internet also provides new ways for you to get into all kinds of different sports. There are several ways to watch different sports online, including subscription services such as NOW TV which let you tune in to Sky Sports channels. Meanwhile, Twitter, Facebook, and Twitch all livestream various sports from their platforms.
If you’re big on sports stats then you can also keep yourself entertained with sports betting and keeping up with the latest events and statistics. Betting antepost at William Hill allows you to place bets on horse racing and greyhound racing days in advance and there’s often a strong amount of variety of races and events to choose from.
Keeping up to date with the latest sports is also pretty useful if you’re also a trivia nut as the sports section is often one of the hardest parts of any given test.
Listen to Podcasts
If you love to read the paper or love a good novel then there’s a good chance that you’ll love to listen to podcasts too. There are plenty of lists of recommended podcasts available, touching upon narrative thrillers, podcast documentaries, interviews with visionaries in a particular industry and talk shows where the hosts have guests and discuss different topics.
There are all sorts of podcast genres and you will likely be able to find something that suits your interests.
Start a Blog
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If there are already plenty of hobbies that you do in real life but you’re looking to build that sense of community then you could also start a blog. By starting a blog you could share your knowledge, tips, tricks, and advice about your favourite hobby with (potentially) millions of like-minded people around the world. Not only is this a smart way to make friends but your blog community may even teach you a thing or two about your shared interest.
This is just the start of what you can do online and other ways to entertain yourself on the Internet including playing games online, reading long-form articles, and even watching DIY and home improvement videos. So while this is just the start, there are plenty of other online hobbies that may