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  1. Olivia says

    It’s so funny that you don’t like grocery hauls, I LOVE THEM. Mainly because I like seeing what other countries supermarkets have to offer. I wouldn’t want a grocery haul from someone in the UK LOL 🤣

    • Shelly DS says

      OMG we can’t be friends anymore! I can totally understand wanting to see what other countries have, but it’s all ultimately the same stuff in different packaging. Like, there should be a taste button at least, you know?

      • Olivia says

        Nooooo not at all! Food from here and food you have there I am sure is different! If that was the case, there would be no international sections at supermarkets 🤣

  2. vaniheart says

    Haha I so agree !!! 🤣🤣
    I also hate that “our 2 year old controls our day” type videos like the child who can’t control his “sphincter” yet is controlling life of grown adults, like what 🙄🤣🤣

  3. Markus + Micah says

    You make good points, Shelly, especially the car tour. Maybe I am just clueless about cars but I cannot imagine the content of such half hour long videos. Haha.

  4. bosssybabe says

    Gosh, you hit the nail on the head! Something about these types of vlogs rub me the wrong way (especially ppl flexing their income)! I get that it should inspire us that we can take nothing and make it into something but sometimes it feels less helpful and more vague than ever! It’s all about the clickbait. I’m also not a fan of the “getting ready with me” vlogs either. 🤷‍♀️

  5. samsahana says

    The “what’s in my bag” ones though 🤢🤦‍♀️ Seriously, well spotted! These are all very boring and I cannot watch such vlogs to the end. Not boring, but cringeworthy!

  6. Michelle (Boomer Eco Crusader) says

    I’m not really a fan of vlogs. I just can’t be bothered watching them. I haven’t seen any of these but they definitely seem weird to me. I can’t imagine why anyone would watch them. It always surprises me what people will spend time watching. I follow a few bloggers who share their monthly spending, but it’s done from the perspective of how little they buy and how they are repurposing that money toward saving or paying down debt. That’s a much more positive message than “look at all the money I blew this month”.

  7. petespringerauthor says

    I am definitely not your target audience, (I’m 62, a non-vlogger, and my son is pretty much mystified how I have managed to live in today’s techie society) but I still found much of your post entertaining. What ‘s In your purse? Absolutely wouldn’t want anyone to know—not that I own a purse. I’d be embarrassed if I did.🤣 Grocery haul vlogs? Yeah, couldn’t care loss. That reminds of something I’ve never understood about Facebook, (remember I’m 62—so I know Facebook-haha) why people take pictures of their meals is something that seems totally bizarre. Why not show us your garbage can? Car tours? Yeah, my generation would be all over this, but I don’t think it’s for me. As you said, if I want this I’d rather hear from the car maker. How much I spend in a week? Yeah, not happening. There have been TV shows in the United States that were the same concept. One old one was called Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. While it might be fun to see how the top 1% live, I don’t need reminders that I am truly in the middle class.

    Now, this old geezer needs to go grocery shopping, and I’m not going to film it.🤣

    • Shelly DS says

      Hahaha you make a valid point here Pete… the 1% indeed and it is completely unrepeatable. Showing off is not as impressive as people seem to think it is, but I suppose it’s what makes them happy… maybe a void gets filled?
      As for the pictures of food, I have to disagree 😂😂😂 I lived in Tokyo for about 6 years and was always impressed with how beautifully they decorated the meals. Even lunchboxes that looked like cartoons, etc. so that kinda picture is great. If you’re a fitness channel then maybe share some recipes~ but a half eaten burger is a no-no😅

  8. Hilary Tan says

    Here’s another one that’s bugs me which is similar to the hauls: “I bought every [blank] thing there was from [blank store]!” This could be candles, bath bombs, every item from a menu etc. As entertaining as these videos are, they are extremely wasteful. And often times the product isn’t cheap. I’m talking hundreds if not thousands of dollars spent on product just to make one video. The vloggers making the videos are usually wealthy and live in mansions #not-relatable

    And don’t get me started on muckbangs 🙄

    • Shelly DS says

      Hahahah wow yes and yes those are a bit annoying too. I’ve never actually finished any of those because I don’t have enough time in the day for that level of nonsense 😂

      • Hilary Tan says

        Sadly I’m guilty of watching a YouTube channel devoted mostly to nonsense. Luckily, that’s where I draw the line and haven’t allowed any new nonsense-creators to enter this sacred space 😂 This counts as self-control, right? LOL

  9. Anonymous says

    I could not agree more. Especially with “what’s in my purse” and vlogs showing how much money people are spending a week. I, too, wonder about what’s going on inside of them and their need to feel validation through these videos. Views, likes, money, material possessions….so many young adults equate these things with self worth, and it’s sad. Along with this, I also wonder how many of them owe massive debt, sending the false message to impressionable viewers that money buys happiness with no strings attached. (???) Oh, YouTubers….smh

  10. Shahrin says

    Oh dear😂😂You must hate me -I am one of those who binge watches “what’s in my bag” I love those videos, they are my absolute fave🙈😂

    I agree with all the other pointers though -grocery shopping & car ones -kill me now😂

  11. Helen says

    I agree that most of those are pretty annoying. A/nd yet people watch. It’s because we get so invested in people’s lives that we want to know everything, even what they keep in their purse or what kinds of food they purchase. It’s not really the content but just pure curiosity lol

  12. Dacia says

    This whole list makes me cringe. Like, why?
    However, the “What’s in My Bag” does come in handy for things like dance class or a new hobby. Otherwise, no thank you.

    • Shelly DS says

      Hahaha what’s in my bag for dance class? Lol I’ve never seen any useful ones except the hospital bags for pregnant ladies~ but I suppose there’s value somewhere, somehow for someone 🥴

      • Dacia says

        Now that I think about it, I’ve only looked at those lists in dance magazines. I’m sure there’s a Vlog out there for it now, though.
        They help me feel not so crazy about everything that’s in my dance bag 😂

  13. Pooja G says

    I hate the really crazy hauls where they spend thousands on makeup or clothes that they’re never going to wear use. I see some makeup YouTubers do makeup haul vlogs and then I never see those products in their videos ever again. I just find it so wasteful. Great post!

  14. Happy Panda says

    I also don’t understand people who do massive PR unboxing videos. I’ve seen this popular blogger do like 100 PR boxes unboxing in one video. It doesn’t promote the brands and it just makes us regular people feel jealous. :/
    Grocery hauls and what’s in my bag – I just don’t get it – why would anyone want to see those? 🙈

    • Shelly DS says

      Hahaha regular people… yes, that’s what we are, thanks for the reminder. I always forget that when I see such videos and wonder why I’m not receiving all that stuff. That’s probably why it makes no sense to me!
      But I would’ve thought you’d like grocery hauls since you mentioned that you’re a foodie 😂😂😂

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