First of all, I USED to do haul posts with just one intent- to show my readers the things I bought and if there is anything from that they want to buy and are waiting for a review, to let me know that and nothing more. People took this in another way. I used to get sarcastic and indirect comments on what a show off I was.
|A picture from one of my previous haul posts
Secondly, I don’t have the necessity to show others that I have the money to buy a lot of stuff (a lot of people have mailed me sarcastically if my intention was to show off) !! I love makeup. I will buy whatever I want. And since I have a blog where I review what I use I show it to ask others their opinion on the product and to know which ones to review first. For me haul posts were not fillers. They were as important as my other posts and I had always looked forward to the interactions I used to have with others in the comments sections in the haul posts.
I love shopping. I don’t understand why others had a problem with that. A few people who I have interacted with have asked me why I shop when I have so many products to review. Yes, reviewing them is important but I buy products to use for myself and due to work commitments it does take me time to try products and review them. I cannot buy a product today and judge how it is by the next day.
At the end of the day the amount I spend on my makeup or skincare products is not anyone’s business. And I didn’t want to set tongues wagging unnecessarily by doing haul posts. I know why I used to do haul posts, my intentions weren’t wrong. Each time someone told me that I didn’t have to buy more products, I wanted to scream! Rather than all this I decided I would stop doing haul posts. I hated it when people asked me “You bought sooo many MAC products? When will you finish them? You spent so much!” etc etc. You know what? Its my life. I’ll buy what I want with my money.
I really can’t point out whether the decision to stop doing haul posts is right or wrong but at the end of the day i don’t want my blog to be known for all the wrong reasons. And kindly pardon me for the haphazard writing and flow of thoughts since I have just jotted down whatever I felt.